I was a bit skeptical in the beginning. I wanted to become a writer! So it made sense for me to take up a bachelors course in Fine arts and pursue my writing career. Intuition drives my art, whatever it is I do – Music, Poetry, writing; I just let my muse do the work. So, it made sense for me to wonder about how a degree in literature could ever help me in writing, and I was thinking about this Calvin and Hobbes comic I once came across – But I was proved wrong! I did however had a knack for Electronics, Robotics and Computers since I was a kid, building DIY robots in my spare time, and I went on to do a Bachelors in Electronics. But I had to come back to honing my writing skills sooner rather than later. This just happened during the vacations of my previous semester when I gathered some courage and looked up colleges offering free creative writing courses online! So here’s what I did to step up my writing abilities – I signed up for a few of those courses … [Read more...] about 10 Things Creative Writing Can Teach You About Blogging Better
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When Google Panda hit the blogosphere, it was a terrible moment for many webmasters. Many content writers, SEOs, and link builders lost their jobs. Now, with the way the SEO world is changing, for a newbie and young blogger, this recession proof profession, might never be the same. I’m not going to scare you here, as Google is not evil. One who has followed all of the quality guidelines from Google while maintaining white-hat SEO practices will not only survive, but will be better off regarding traffic and search visibility. This article is targeted for people who are affected by Google Panda updates and have still not recovered from this penalty. One of the main aims of Panda was to kick out content farming and improve the visibility of quality blogs. This update affected the search engine results by 12%. What is Google Panda Content? There is no technical term like “Google Panda Content”, but since the Panda update, quality content is the most talked about topic. … [Read more...] about How To Write Google Panda Content That Everyone Will Love
Writing on a blog is only one piece of the puzzle in creating content for people to consume. There are other publishing platforms available that can add more value to your blog/website that are not used in this way. Twitter, Facebook, Tumblr, etc. are all other places to publish original content that is not found on your main blog. By doing this, you are creating layers of content for people to take in. Having layers of content available to your readers is important if you want to develop a deeper relationship with your audience. The more people invest time into consuming a work of content (a movie, a book, a long article), a journey (a vacation, long hike, running a marathon), or creating (a novel, sculpture, designing their own website), the greater the sense of accomplishment is at the end. After people have climbed the mountain and reached that peak, so to speak, they will share that experience with others and want to share what they experienced with the people who provided the … [Read more...] about Adding Value to Your Blog: Layers of Content
Many bloggers quit blogging within six months because they either can’t maintain the consistency or they realize it’s not the get-rich-quick-scheme they thought it was. One of the major reasons for failure is because these bloggers didn’t select the right niche for their blog. They can’t drum up enough motivation to continue. They don’t have traffic, they don’t have fans, and they don’t have money. So, what do we need to get these things? What do we need to establish the usefulness of our blog? Let’s look at some essential blog features that will help you establish your authority and build a base of highly engaged readers. Blog For Adding Value Firstly, you need to blog because you love blogging. Money can be a factor, but why blog if you don’t love it? You might as well get a “traditional” job. When you enjoy what you do, you won’t have any motivation issues. You’ll love what you do, and you’ll have … [Read more...] about How To Establish Quality And Usefulness In A Blog
I’m going to share one Blog post writing tip which I usually follow when writing about any topic, reviewing any tool or when it’s not a news post. This one tip will not only make your article interesting and meaningful but will also make it actionable/doable. Not to mention, these are three important attributes of a quality article, which Google likes. One of the most common way people start writing an article/Blog post is, directly talk about the topic. For example, if you are reviewing one antivirus tool, you will start with details, description, and features. Now, this approach is not bad but again what’s the harm in making your article as desirable as your personality. Increasing the curiosity of your readers and later point them to the topic. That’s where this rule of Why, What and how comes into the picture. It triggers the action mechanism of readers, and they would love to read and follow your article. Let’s consider three simple scenarios: A … [Read more...] about Why? What? How? Rule in Writing Blog Post?
Many people say that writing articles are an easy task, and anyone can write articles. I do agree that anyone can write articles, but not everyone can write quality articles and that’s the reason few bloggers get more traffic and regular readers and few don’t. The main reason for the difference in quality articles in the way in presenting the articles and your articles must have a substance that can show your confidence about the knowledge you are sharing. Of course, no writer is perfect but while presenting article in front of your reader, you must be confident enough that your article is worth sharing. If you lack confidence while writing article, here are quick working tips to get your confidence back: Know what you are writing: Writing do need proper planning; you just can’t start writing for fun. To get confidence in what you are writing make sure you find a nice topic for your article, get knowledge about that topic, make outline of points which you want to … [Read more...] about Lacking Confidence in Writing Articles? Overcome it Now
Writing is a skill which is hard to develop. You can develop this skill be continuously writing. If you are a blogger then you should write well and attractive for your visitors. Your readers are your best critics. They can tell you better about what you are delivering to them. There are lots of things you should do to impress your visitors. The most important thing you need to care of is grammatical mistakes. Try to tell things in clear and comprehensive way. Here I am discussing few points which would help you to improve your writing skill. 1. Proofread your writing Reread your article at least two times. You can sort out some stupid mistakes in first look. Second read ensures removal of any big mistake. If possible read it loud. You can easily remove lots of mistakes from your post. When you read it second time you will be reading it from a readers perspective and this will help you a lot in sentence construction. 2. Draft your post and edit it later Don’t try to hit the … [Read more...] about 10 Tips To Improve Your Writing Skill
If you are running an ecommerce business, you are probably already promoting your products by using social media in some fashion. You put out a tweet or Facebook post whenever you want to promote a new product, hype up a hot seller. That a great start! But to really maximize your store’s potential, you should not rely solely on social media. Social media is just one part of an overall marketing push that includes various other elements depending on what you’re selling. But one aspect of the marketing mix that is proven to increase sales, and is often neglected by stores just starting out, is content generation. Providing original content in the form of blogs, newsletters, guest posting campaign, video Blogging or infographics can have a measurable impact on your overall marketing push. So here is a little overview on the advantages of generating awesome original content, and a few tips on how to make it a killer. Why to use Content marketing for your E-commerce business: … [Read more...] about How Content Marketing Can Help E-commerce Business?
A content marketing strategy involves many phases through which the right content is drafted and shared cleverly enough to its most relevant audience so as to increase sales. Whether you are an owner of a service website or an eCommerce store,content has a lot to do with your business growth. One has to create content in many forms (including rich texts and graphics). Content is like a bridge that can connect your audience to what you sell. Content that is written uniquely, effectively, and professionally can definitely work. At the same time, the content must also consider a reader’s intent. 2. Recognize intent Before the content is made, you must identify who you are writing for and why. Knowing what online users are searching for and why they are searching for it will help you understand the type of content to make. How do you recognize it? Research terms your users are searching for Study online search patterns of your audience. Use an analytics tool to track a … [Read more...] about How To Make A Content Marketing Strategy That Works!
Blogging is all about expressing yourself and not just by words, the words should be trim and connected in such a way that reader understand what you have to convey in just one read. You might be giving your best while writing articles for your blog because you love your blog. But once you think of hiring a paid writer for your blog, the first thing clicks to your mind is that he/she will able to write the way you write for your readers? Gaining reader’s confidence is really important when it comes to blogging. Your readers knows you and thus like to read your articles. But what when they read the articles from paid writer? Are they going to accept paid writer or it will reduce the readers from your blog. To maintain the quality of your blog articles, you must remember few things before hiring a paid writer for your blog: Passion: According to me this is most important quality which a paid writer should possess. If the writer is passionate about the writing then it won’t … [Read more...] about 5 Qualities You Should Look in a Paid Writer