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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Healing Power of Writing

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Since I began writing my blogs I have felt this enormous sense of ease that has taken over my life. Still I run into my occasional problem but nothing I can’t come to understand. Blogging to me has helped me tremendously by giving me a different perspective when tackling my problems.

Writing has a profound effect when immersed creatively. As an author of an expressive piece of writing a lot of relevant insight into one’s life can be gathered. Writing can have a therapeutic effect improving mood, well-being and reducing stress. Reflecting and writing about good things can help us to feel more positive and motivated while also balancing the mental tabs of an overcrowded mind.

Writing about certain topics can help an author to gain insight into his/her priorities to better understand his/her emotional reaction. Expressive writing is thought to help enhance self-regulation and facilitate mental health. Whether reflecting on positive aspects of life trauma or visualizing our best possible self, writing allows individuals to examine a previously unexamined part of their lives.

Trauma writing is predicated on the idea we must revisit, re-experience and re-evaluate past traumas to release pent-up emotion and to really let go. When we choose to hold back from sharing our traumatic events we tend to experience chronic autonomic arousal and immune function deterioration. Writing can be an outlet to deal with pain rather than just blocking it out.

BPS or best possible self-based writing tends to bring awareness to ourselves when considering higher-level goals. Writing about our best personal self allows us to clarify our goals while reorganizing priorities and deciding on values. BPS writing appears to offer the same therapeutic benefits as trauma-based writing without the damper on mood.

“I write because I don’t know what I think until I read what I say” – Flannery O’Connor

Writing is a journey and can be a vessel to take you from point A to point B. If you’re feeling writer’s block remember to just let it flow. Write on whatever topic is concerning you this very moment. Write about where you would love to see yourself in the future. Write about your dream vacations, your dream home and your dream job. Write about writing. Write about psychology, spirituality or health. Write blogs about blogs. For the love of God just write and see where it takes you.

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Passion: The Success Emotion

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What is passion? Why do some have it while others don’t?

How are some people extemely motivated while others can barely move from the couch?

Does everyone have passion and some just haven’t found it?
Or is passion something you harness? Something you build? Something you create?

If you’re looking to find your passion I suggest making a list of all the things that you love and things that seem to come natural.

“If you don’t love what you do, you won’t do it with much conviction or passion” – Mia Hamm

Find  something you would actually enjoy doing and work on building a hobby out of it, think long-term and ask yourself:

If I was to make a living off of my hobby what skills would you need to possess?

Are you seen as professional?  as credible?

What are your strengths and weaknesses?

What do you need to develop for the future?

The idea of finding your passion is working on your hobby till one day it can become your means of living. Wouldn’t that be great? if everyone was doing the jobs they actually wanted to do?

Remember personal development and don’t ever forget it. Develop your hobby and skills so one day you can service others in a field you chose.

Start today with a little discipline, be patient and see what ignites.

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Blogging – Note to Followers

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I’ve always been one to want to help another. Growing up I quickly became obsessed with the sport of football. Little did I know this sport taught me principles of success that I would never forget.

Football taught me the importance of supporting one another. It taught me how to be a leader but most importantly it taught me how to work hard for what I want.

Blogging is kind of like football. I can’t do it alone. It will come down to the supportive cast (followers and commenters). All I can do is maintain a positive attitude and do my best working towards my goals. If all goes accordingly maybe I’ll move forward to a bigger and better opportunity.

Although it would be amazing to gain new career opportunities through my blogging my main goal remains to help people and build a following. I don’t want to build a following for any other means than to help individuals through their struggles. Helping others is its own reward and I relic at any opportunity to do so.

Special thanks to anyone who reads my blogs. Remember I cherish your feedback so feel free to post comments on what you like, what you don’t and what you think I can do better.  🙂

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Blogging – A Healthy Escape

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Blogging is wondrous, what a great idea! It’s funny that it took me so long to jump on board. I’ve always been an enthusiast for computers and the internet but never been one for social media. For someone who over thinks everything blogging is my escape. For someone who thinks as critically about everything such as me blogging is beautiful.

Blogging relieves my concerns and keeps me focused on the future. It allows me to organize my thoughts and put more focus on details.  Blogs help to visualize goals and to clarify the action steps to we need progress.

Blogging creates your story and delivers a platform to reach like-minded individuals. It allows online communities to get to understand the individual (blogger) rather than judging someone from a glimpse at a profile picture.

Blogging is soulful and can be a peaceful meditating experience allowing space for new insights and knowledge. It isn’t for everyone but those willing to commit can definitely develop strong skills and reap a lot of benefits.

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Why Blog?: Blogging and it’s Benefits

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I’m new to blogging and am really enjoying the process yet I question to myself what are the benefits? So I figured I’d list a few reasons why I think blogging is beneficial.

1) Personal time to reflect and think objectively.

2) Gaining relevant knowledge to remain current and succeed.

3) Gain influence and build a network of connections.

4) Become an author and master the skill of writing.

5) Express yourself while helping others.

Overall there is lots of personal growth that can be developed through blog writing. Reading and writing will always helps to keep your mind sharp. Collecting blogs one can become more knowledgeable while building credibility and possibly a portfolio for the future. It’s a great hobby that could provide massive opportunity for anybody with strong writing skills and the passion to persist.

 

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