Principles of Blog Writing

When it comes to blog writing everyone has their own take. Blog writing is self-expression at its finest, allowing even the most complex individuals to showcase and articulate their deepest thoughts without fear of rejection.

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Honestly when I think about blog writing I think to myself… Am I really cut out for this? Could I really maintain a blog? Would I be able to keep up with engaging content that viewers actually want to read?

Realistically it doesn’t matter as long as I write. My first principle of blog-writing is doing it for myself. Writing about topics that peak my interest and at a volume that makes sense to me. If I wake up tomorrow and don’t want to write a blog, that’s fine, I won’t write a blog that day. If I wake up and want to write 4 blogs then I don’t let anything stop me and I do so. I try not to criticize myself in terms of working on my blog; I try to just allow the energy to flow naturally.

My second principle would be patience. There are many factors that contribute to becoming a successful SEO and blog writing is only one of those aspects. It’s essential to continue to stay patient not only when considering building followers but also when working on developing your own personal skills. Change is inevitable and we need to continue our own personal progression to stay innovative and ahead of the curve.

Principle three; perseverance. (A) Staying true to your voice, (B) putting the time in when it counts and (C) remaining consistent.

(A) First persevere with your voice. Don’t forget about why you began and what your aim was. What were your values and your overall goal? Stay consistent with who you are just focus on A+ quality. Honestly we can all be insightful if we are given the opportunity to engage in deep thought. We all see the world different from one another and can learn from each other’s various perspectives. Staying true to yourself means staying in line with your passion and finding a niche that will appreciate and support you for who you are.

(B) Putting in the time when it counts refers to not allowing yourself to fall behind. It means being able to deviate good decisions from bad ones, doing what actually needs to be done rather than a lesser task. It means potentially staying up some nights just to get head sometimes just to allow freedom to breathe. Writing can easily become a daunting task if you begin to resent it but that’s not to say it could also introduce you into a world of euphoria engaging in new positive thought patterns.

(C) Perseverance is everything. “Writing at its best, is a lonely life” – Ernest Hemingway. You need to be willing to endure solitude and isolation to concentrate on your own thoughts.

Principle four; care for yourself. Now this may seem odd and almost like it has nothing to do with blog-writing but that couldn’t be further from the truth. If blogging is our platform for self-expression then we need to be sure we are expressing ourselves in a whole, joyous way. Choose to live in the light rather than the darkness.

If we are angry at the world 24/7 365 days out of the year then most likely when we write the underlying tone that the readers will embrace is that of anger or sadness. We need to be able to write from the heart from a place of love or the craft will become tedious and repetitive fairly quickly.”We can’t learn to love another until we’ve learnt to love ourselves” this is also in our writing. Learn to love yourself and enjoy being happy everything else will fall in line.

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The Blog-Writing Process & Developing Your Voice

A cripple most of us have is we think we need “all the information” before starting. I mean in some instances this may be true but in my case for blog writing the sooner I begin the sooner I can hone my ability and reach my goals.

If consistency is everything when it comes to blog posting then I will post consistently and my quality will improve over time. We want everything to be perfect immediately which just wont happen. Perfectionism is a cripple and an illusion, life and its situations will never be perfect. If you’re waiting for a sign to fall from heaven you’ve been mistaken.

You need to start now and the practice will develop you into something new. If you want to be a writer you’re going to have to get use to observing deep thought, you’re going to have to get comfortable being in seclusion when you write and the consistency in which you do so.

Neglecting to write you’re dampening your growth, experience is everything. You may think you have the best game plan but how do you know if you don’t allow it to take affect? Blog-writing is a long process of trial and error. It’s about learning what does and doesn’t work for your audience.

Neglecting to post only adds to the battle with time. Building a following takes time and each post should be scheduled deliberately. Waiting to post only prolongs the process of building a following. Your voice is what’s most important even if you’re not the best writer at the moment.

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Hone your inner critic.

Practice makes perfect and editing takes time. Writing a blog then posting it immediately can critically reduce the quality of your content.

Write blogs, keep them organized in an editorial calendar and give yourself more than enough time to edit. Editing should be the most time-consuming process of blog-writing and should never be neglected.

Not every blog you write should be posted. Writing blogs ahead of time and reading them numerous times scanning for errors and inconsistencies allows us to analyze the overall content quality. Read with an editor’s eye, have others read and critique.

Every blog you post should have been read at least 10 times before being posted. Each time with a new focus. (1) Does the content flow nicely? (2) Is the grammar correct? (2) Are all facts true? (3) Is the formatting neat? (4) Are keywords used effectively? (5) How many links are used? (5a) Can an anchor link be used for to promote a similar archived post? (5b) Are all my sources included?

Of course everyone’s process for blog writing is different but editing should never be overlooked. Editing is the difference between a blog site floating or sinking. Start today not tomorrow, If your blogs aren’t up to the standards you want choose not to post them but be sure to keep writing and developing your abilities.

“Write. Write more. Write even more. Write even more than that. Write when you don’t want to. Write when you do. Write when you have something to say. Write when you don’t. Write everyday. Keep writing.” – Brian Clark

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