With this whole Google Authorship stuff going around… I thought now would be a good time to publish the best round-up post I’ll publish this year.
yea … that’s a big statement, I know.
But I doubt I can top this … you’ll see why I say that in just a second.
You might recognize some of these names:
Chris Brogan, Lisa Irby, Chris Ducker, Michael Martine, Chris Garrett, Sonia Simone, Laura Roeder and many, many more … all chime in and share their most valuable writing tip.
Take good notes, something tells me these people know what they’re talking about. =)
“Be brief, be helpful. This is what people most want. Not your advice. Your recipe. <– there. : )”
“TIP: Always be sure to either Educate, Entertain, Solve Problems, or Inspire through your blogging…”
“Know your readers so well you can get inside their heads. Know their fears and dreams. Be the voice of God to them.”
“Write before research to insure uniqueness. Then check everything and link out with credits. Originality counts :)”
“… it really depends on your goals. But, I would say, take the time to format the post for readability, add great visuals…”
“Blog posts should nurture your cornerstone content (keyword focused pages) with inbound links and supporting concepts.”
“Have you seen our TAGFEE Tenents –http://mz.cm/JTkAvK ? Apply them to content creation and amazing things happen. :D”
“My writing tip: Write 1000-3000 words a day… even on Sundays and read books voraciously (2-3 a month if not more). :)”
“Write the post to solve a problem & the headline to inspire sharing.”
“Tell that story about the good guy threatened by the bad guy and the surprising way they resolve the conflict.”
“Just begin! Allow yourself the grace of knowing that your ability, content, & style will develop over time.”
“Write from the heart and be true to yourself. :)”
“I always re-read my writing out loud (or at least in my head) to get the flow of my writing right: conversational and friendly”
“Plain copy conveying value beats elegant copy that doesn’t. Bonus – we read long copy if it’s interesting.”
“Let your creative juices flowing and forget about editing. Conduct a research to get updated and then apply the finishing…”
“Don’t force it, you are only as good as your last article. Keep a notepad of good ideas and encourage questions from your audience.”
“Spend as much time on your headline and the first sentence as you do on the body. The rest won’t matter if they’ve already left!”
“Don’t edit while you write. Just let the ideas flow and go back for fine tuning later.”
“Write a descriptive and compelling headline. That’s what causes people to click through to your content.”
“Speak directly to your reader, not at them or over their heads. That’s just annoying.”
“Re-purpose your best blog content in a podcast, video and SlideShare presentation for maximum reach.”
“Listen to your audience’s needs and desires, they’re a compass that always points the right direction.”
“Plan ahead! Create an editorial calendar to plan out what topic will go live on which day.”
“Brainstorm & plan out your content in advance. So you can consistently deliver great content, without pulling your hair out.”
“Be conversational. Don’t talk *AT* your visitors, talk *TO* them as if they are sitting in your living room.”
“Always write with and for the readers in mind. They ultimately decide the value of your content.”
“Find out what makes people itch and scratch it. :)”
“Write about your biggest challenges and frustrations. Blogging = Therapy.”
Which Tip Really Hit Home For You?
Leave it in the comments below. Tell me which one of these pieces of advice stood out to you. Which ones are you already using? Speak your mind…
If you’re just joining us.. here’s a quick recap. This is part 4 of the Epic Writing Series and 1 more is on the way…
Why am I doing this? … well, I’ve been noticing a lot of people saying “Content Is King” but not many people talking about what type of content you should be writing and how to write it. This series is how I’m helping you tackle that issue.
Want to read the other parts of the series? Here they are: