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5 Actionable Tips to Write Better Blog Posts in a Short Amount of Time

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An article that can create value consistently is the key to building an uber-successful blog. However, many bloggers find it tough to write what readers love reading. Starting a blog is easy but maintaining it and nurturing it for months and years is a difficult task. Often, bloggers find little time to write for weeks and slowly go offline with no articles being published.

Recently, a friend of mine started a blog on motivation. He got a good response from the audience. But then, he wasn’t able to maintain a consistent posting schedule. He shared that when he publishes a post on his blog and shares it on social media, it increases his traffic compared to when he is not publishing.

Let me share with you the exact 5 actionable tips I shared with my friend to write better blog posts in less time:

1. Use templates for your blog posts

As a blogger, writing a post requires a few hours daily. Some topics may need extra research. So, you need to calm yourself down and make a post template. With this template, you’ll just add in the content every time you write a new blog post.

For example, if your website is about writing product reviews, your blog format will be the same. Divide your blog post into three steps:

  1. The introduction
  2. Body
  3. Closing

In the introduction section, write about the problem you are going to talk about. Give them empathy over the issue and then promise them that there are solutions. In the body section, turn your solutions into points and explain each of them. Now, in the closing section, write about the conclusion in regard to the whole blog post. 

This template helps you write a post in a faster way. Once you see a template with three to four sections, it becomes easy for you to put in information and publish it as soon as possible.

“If you want to be a writer, you must do two things above all: Read a lot and write a lot.” –Stephen King

2. Use Tools For Proofreading

Once you write a blog post using your template, the next step is to edit it. Use a professional proofreading tool to edit your blog effortlessly.

I’ve been using Grammarly premium version for more than six months now, and it’s doing an amazing job for me. It helps in correcting grammar, spelling errors, adding all the punctuation and aligning the content for the audience. As a blogger and freelancer, proofreading tools are lifesavers.

3. Sharpen The Idea Of The Blog

What is the thought behind your blog that you want to share with your readers? Ask yourself this question before writing, and you will get accurate points out of it. Once you write your first draft, go through it and see if the direction of the blog is conveying the idea in a better manner or not.

Sometimes it happens that the bloggers may get off track of the topic. Therefore, ask yourself the question  is it solving the problem of the readers or not? The more you get clear and specific in your article, readers will absorb it in the same manner.

4. Write in “I” or “You” voice

There is nothing wrong with using a passive voice but when you are talking to your readers, use the first person or second person. Writing in the first or second person can help you make a connection with your readers in a better way. They are just feeling that you are pointing them out directly.

So, it’s necessary to make a connection as well as give a friendly feeling to your readers. Write your blog with a constant perspective to help readers understand your angle. Stick with the one point of view throughout your article.

“Blogging is to writing what extreme sports are to athletics: more free-form, more accident-prone, less formal, more alive. It is, in many ways, writing out loud.” – Andrew Sullivan

5. Add A Unique Point Of View

Every reader comes to your blog only for one reason – your opinion matters to them. As a blogger, you should use your opinions. I have a website and write on various topics like freelancing, entrepreneurship, blogging, and e-commerce.

I write the things which other marketers have also written. But my opinion is my unique selling point. Whether I am writing a book review or a WordPress review or sharing my freelancing story, I add my opinion in every different aspect. This is why readers come to my blog and share it too because they find my opinion valid.

Blogging is an amazing source to increase readership but implementing these tips can surely make your blog worth reading. Also, by using some tools and blog templates, it can ease out your work and you can become a powerful writer by keeping the post schedule on time and delivering the things readers need. It’s also not about getting it ready in a short time but also about raising the blog quality.

What do you think makes a great blog post? Share your thoughts below!

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How Your Friends Determine Whether You Succeed or Not

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Can anyone do without having friends? We all have our friends, we share ideas with them, talk together, have fun, and fight. Yes, that’s the baseline of friendship. But, do you know that aside from you, your friends can determine whether you achieve success or not?

There are two things in friendship which are the ability to ”love” and the ability to “influence”. This means you are loved and you are influenced. How do your friends affect your success in life? How are they one of the biggest deciding factors of your success? Let’s find out.

What type of friends do you keep? 

First, what type of friends do you keep? Who do you call your best friend? There are two different kinds of friends, good friends, and bad ones. A lot of people have lost their pathway to success and some have also found their road to success all because of the friends they keep, the people they mingle with. 

Who is your best friend? Answer carefully. Having a best friend means you find each other compatible and understanding. Analyze who your best friend is. If your best friend has not motivated you to do something positive, if who you call your bestie has never given you positive advice, lastly if your best friend has never informed and advised you on your shortcomings, then you don’t have a best friend.

This quote tells us “birds of the same feather flock together”. Countless people have changed from their good nature into a bad one all because of friends. One thing to note is, “negative people move with negative aura”. If your best friend is filled with negativity inside-out then you will surely be affected by his/her negative aura.

They influence your success with positivity or negativity 

The friends you keep can either influence you with positivity or negativity because your friends have the power to change your kind of person completely. 

This is how your friends influence you:

  1. They influence you indirectly with what they do
  2. They influence you directly by teaching and giving you advice 

Yes, that is how they influence you. For instance, you watch a movie and you like the way the actor walks. The question is if you truly like the way the actor walks, won’t you try to imitate the actor? Of course, you will.

Just the way you imitate the actor is the same way your friends can influence you with their character. However, the funny part is, they don’t have to teach you to do things like them. You just find yourself imitating and copying them gradually.

An important question to ask is, are you imitating a good friend or a bad one? If you imitate a good friend then you will be good, but if you imitate a bad person, you will surely become a bad person.

Everyone wants to succeed, a good friend will always teach, enlighten, and motivate you for success. A bad friend will only motivate you to do evil things (smoking, drinking, fight, envy,).

And you should know that things like that are a great enemy of success and even of God. So, if you have these bad elements in your life, how will you achieve success? There is no way!

And also, they can teach and advise you directly. But, what do your friends teach you? When you ask them for advice do they inspire you positively or teach you the bad stuff.? A lot of people have regretted lifelong decisions just by listening to the advice of friends. 

The company you keep has the power to influence and change you. Never forget that a positive influence will teach, motivate, and brush you up for success. While a negative influence will inspire you to become a bad person, change your good nature, and leave you with regrets in the end.

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The 3 Step Process to Building a Profitable Pitch

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As a communication coach, one of the top questions entrepreneurs ask me is how to deliver a winning pitch to potential investors. They want to know if there’s a magic formula to get an investor to say yes and buy into their dream and their business. (more…)

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The 4 Pillars of Wealth and Abundance

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Have you ever wondered what the formula for a wealthy and abundant life is? Many people have. Lots has been written about the subject of wealth creation and living an abundant life. It was a breaking point in my journey and pursuit of success when I found out that there is a clear path to achieve success in life. Thanks to those who have shared their journey, we can clearly see and follow the principles of prosperity. (more…)

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Here Are 4 Reasons Why You Should Have a Podcast, Youtube Channel or Online Show

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Confidence comes from a place of strong understanding of self. After close to three years on radio, I’ve grown from a shy introvert to a shy introvert with an extrovert persona. When the mic is turned on, I can channel a version of myself that some say is attractive, strong, and of course, confident but it wasn’t always this way.

What I want to share with you is what I discovered on this journey into broadcast that you can apply to your life, your ventures, and your personal development. This doesn’t require any fancy gear. It does require a leap of faith on your part because once you go down the road of media; it can change your life.

1. Perceived Expertise

When you go to a doctor, you expect their knowledge will guide them to a solution to your problems. When you have a show, you become your listeners’ doctor. For all the multiple thousands, maybe millions, of YouTube channels, podcasts, and user-created content in the world, each person that gets behind a mic takes a position on their passion, their opinions, and their themes.

They challenge the status quo for the benefit of their listeners in hopes to entertain and educate. With consistency on your side, those fans place you on a platform and give you permission to influence them.

2. Global Acknowledgement

One of the benefits to increasing confidence is when you receive thank you notes from people you may never meet. The feeling of enriching someone’s life from halfway around the globe, provides validation you’re enhancing someone else’s life with your wisdom and your wit.

The very first time I was told I was making a difference in someone’s life in a country other than my own, I felt like I caused massive impact that transcends my circle of influence. When you experience just how much you can cause impact and it comes back to you, it’ll change your worldview.

“Be grateful for what you have and stop complaining – it bores everybody else, does you no good, and doesn’t solve any problems.” – Zig Ziglar

3. Backed By Numbers

One of the most exciting ways to measure success is to quantify your growth. It’s not enough to just broadcast. Having subscribers and downloads helps to know, numerically, how well you’re doing. Word of caution. This can be a way to set yourself up for distress because of number envy but if you understand what the numbers mean; you can control the narrative of the numbers.

The major number that makes most people smile is 10,000. I’d advise it to be 1. Here’s why. As you grow in your industry, so does your reach. If you learned that the one person that subscribed totally changed for the better because of you, wouldn’t that be worth the effort?

4. Effective Communication

While it’s not talked about much, having a show is documentation. You create a dynamic account of your life, your industry, and the pulse on what’s important simply by having a show. When you find a channel to improve your communication skills, you demand attention and people will listen to you. You become more trusted as a leader and people will follow you once they believe you can lead them to their wants and needs.

“To effectively communicate, we must realize that we are all different in the way we perceive the world and use this understanding as a guide to our communication with others.” – Tony Robbins

These insights have helped many people become leaders and, ultimately, move others to their best selves. It’s worked for me and I hope it works for you. At the end of the day, it’s all about showing up and showing out.

Have you ever thought about having a radio show? If so, what would you talk about? Let us below!

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