A Blog for Bloggers
I have been writing for just over a year, I post and write a new blog every other day. I do at times suffer an occasional bout of writer' block, however seldom, I've noticed that if follow these seven tips, I am able to develop original content that is consistent. There are plenty of blogs that talk about "quality" content, just what it defies description, I'm yet to come across the definition for "quality" content that does not specify that it must constitute "quality" content. What is considered to be quality content for one person may be irrelevant to another. To me it doesn't mean anything other than correct spelling, correct punctuation, grammar, and a smooth flow. My company falls into the self-reliance industry, and it is a very easy topic to write about since I am able to relate many of my life skills to it. My approach to blogging is summed up briefly in the following 7 rules I've come to realize that I abide most of the time by intuition. 1) I write to only one person, it is not possible to write interesting pieces that are interesting to thousands of people while fulfilling my purpose. Abraham Lincoln said it best by saying "You can please some of the people some of the time, but not all the people all of the time." That's why I don't attempt to please everyone all the time. For instance, my latest blog, published this morning, was written on the Volcano eruption in the Philippines, Mount Mayon. For more detail please visit>>> https://forbes.li/ https://techtimes.uk/  I was in the country between 1970-1973, I was in the Navy and the ship I was stationed on called port in Subic Bay. It was written from the memory of a young child, he was about 10 years old at the time. He was leading a water buffalo down the roadside. He was dressed in no clothes and was obviously extremely poor. I think of him as age 50 today. I do my best to connecting with the trials and hardships of his journey. Compassion is a key element of my writing. He is the main part of that blog There are thousands of people just like his in the world. I believe that all will relate to that blog. They are all on the internet today and they're significant. I make sure to answer every comment as soon as I am able which is also crucial. 2) I choose a single word to begin with and continue to work my way through the list, I am reading everything throughout the day. Through the course of my reading, there are many subjects that interest many people and each of these subjects is comprised of words, sometimes thousands of words. From the thousands of words, I will choose one. Then, I'll do a mental exercise on word-to-word relationships, often in the mornings, while in bed, (while I am in the "no zone, no getting up, no sleep zone) I will try to think of all the words that can connect to this one. The words I think of are capable of being a component of, or the principal word in my keyword, or possibly my most important phrase. When I think about that process I also come up with ideas for other blogs and, at times, the blog I planned to write takes place in the background due to developing ideas for blogs associated with the keyword I think I have to write first. I will never focus on more than one word in a single idea at a given time, I am not an efficient multi-tasker. My main focus is "homesteading", so if I chose to go with the word "ice cream" it would allow me to write numerous blogs before I got to the method of. The ability to conjure up key phrases can create opportunities for other blogs. For instance with the key expression "making homemade ice cream from scratch" it's possible to start the series of blogs with a blog on constructing an area for your brand new milk cow. That could be a blog. Certain words are more straightforward than others, such as weather catastrophes like for instance, practically write themselves, others like the DNA of a salamander would take a lot of investigation and study for me. Nearly any word can be used depending on your understanding of the subject as well as your determination to study it that is the main aspect. I've found that humans are interested in all things, if you question this, look at the search terms you search with to locate anything on the internet. More than likely million of websites are included. 3) I pay no concentration on the word count. That's not the reason I'm here for, I'm in it because I am a writer who loves to consider, and read about people and life in general. I've written blogs that were 800 words long and maybe some, but but I haven't written anything less than what I'm able to remember. I have written many blogs over 2,000 words, however, the majority are in the 1200-1800 word range however, I'm not a fan of word count and don't pay any interest to the number of words until I'm completed. In allowing the number of words to take over my writing, I do myself a disservice, when I are writing a poor blog and I force words, I have discovered that I can turn it into a horrible blog post, similarly it's possible to turn a fantastic blog into one that is mediocre in the same manner. I've never seen the opposite to be true. I write until I am done writing about the topic and forced words appear to be just that, forced. It's a bit like playing music, (I play guitar), if the music piece is written in the "C" scale and I conclude it with the "F" cord for example it is not finished and leaves the listener (or musician) looking for it to be finished by the "C" chord or note. This is what's meant by a performer telling band members to "bring it on home now". Like in this sentence in which a subject has been exhausted, they must go to the next one. it's a natural end if I write more I would be lost. 4) I use my company's "mission statement" to orient my blog around, after all I'm trying encourage readers to go to my blog. I've always believed in a mission declaration, I will not copy and paste it on this blog because it is of no relevance. The objectives of the company are set in a statement that can draw me back to the core of what I was looking for when I started as a company, it's the essential stuff. It also serves as a reminder of who I ambecause, I wrote it with my curiosity and ideas about what I want to accomplish by my work. If you do not have a mission statement, maybe it is time to write one. it changed my perspective to the way I think about how I am involved in my business. 5) Write for people, not the search engines. My main goal is always people, in the end, on the other end of what I write on "notepad" is a person that is reading it. You are the thing that matters. Other than adhering to the rules of the major search engines such as SEO, keywords, and creating original content there's little else for the major players Due diligence goes an extremely long way. I don't cut and paste any content, I don't even do quotes, I use links if I want to reference an article. I ensure that I include 3 sources prior to writing my blog unless I'm sure I know everything I can about the subject (boy it will be the case one day) I've made the mistake once , and then was pointed out for a piece of fake information. It's not fun. When I am reading or researching I ensure that the information I'm digesting is up-to-date unless I'm writing a historical document that I frequently do. examine the dates on the article. If the article is older than a few months it is history, I have to know the different. 6) I don't pay attention to making money, I am of the opinion that if I perform due diligence and write my own good work, the money will be there, it has always. I do not want to portray myself as appearing to be in a hurry, which is simpler than the majority of people believe. personal belief is if a person's only interest is money, they are doomed, take a look on Facebook as greed is what appears to be doing them in. I have a grandson I was working with that started a music blog, he posted two blogs and asked me when he would start being paid. (What you are thinking are my exact thoughts, holy cow.) I rarely advertise but when I do, it is usually for one particular product. I don't like being targeted by constant sales pitches so I never sell anything, many blogs do. I do not read these. If I do make an advertisement, I use an Link and even then, it has to be a product that is directly connected to the article I wrote. For example, if I've just written an article about knot tying, I might add a link that includes the words "This Link is to purchase 50 feet of handmade natural fiber rope." For sales, I'm upfront and honest, when you click on that Link you are aware that before you click it that you are being encouraged to purchase something.  

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