Why do certain political candidates succeed when they criticize other certain political candidates? Because controversy sells. And if you don’t think this has any bearing on your writing, you’re kidding yourself.
People want to believe they’re in an epic battle of good versus evil. But we all know real life is filled with much more nuance and gray area than we’d like. Or do we?
All great writing, and certainly many great blogs, are about something bigger than the author. When you set out to build a community, you have to create something that’s bigger than you. And before you can do that, you have to know what you are all about.
What’s your worldview? What gets under your skin? What wrecks you?
These are the questions great writers, and incidentally great bloggers, must ask themselves. The answer can something big and bold like women’s rights issues or something fun like dog sweaters. It doesn’t have to be serious to be important.
This week, we’re running the Blog Like a Pro Challenge, and you’re going to want to be a part of it.
What does this entail? 7 days. 7 blog posts. 1 epic challenge that will leave you a better blogger. But before you jump in, you’d better have a blog. So let’s talk about that.
Ever wondered what it takes to get your message heard as a writer? So many people start in the wrong place. I’m hosting a free challenge to change that. For seven days, I’m going to give you a daily challenge on how to take your blog to the next level.
The other day, a friend on social media told me she was tired of building a platform and just wanted to write. Another told me writers who don’t worry about marketing are doomed from the start. So what’s going on here? Who’s right, and who’s wrong?