BlogSuccess: How Does A Blogger Create Better Content?

by Trish

It’s the QUESTION of our social media frenzy. How do you create good content to increase traffic and earn subscribers?

I hate to have to let you down, but it’s not really about the content creation.

It’s about being authentically you.

People want to follow a person, a breathing human being that isn’t always doing things right, that makes decisions that sometimes could be different, but who is resilient. Social media is really human culture. Follow the doings of someone interesting and you can sell a million newspapers . . . or in our lingo, you’ll get a lot of traffic.

1. Quit stressing about writing style and grammar and just write.

2. Don’t worry about traffic numbers or stats or Google rankings, just keep doing your thing.

3. Don’t accept promotional gigs just for the heck of it; if someone offers you a review copy of a new novel, only accept if you’re actually interested in reading it.

4. Don’t fret when traffic falls off for a day or two. Just go post something about you, your day, your issues.

5. Your message is not as important as making sure it’s an authentic message. Is it really you? Social media users can sniff out a faker a mile away. Be YOU. Mess up, be anal-retentive to the point of irritation, be obsessed with something, who cares what it is, just do it because you want to and not because someone told you to.

You may ask, why I am harping on this the first day back to blogging in a month? Well, I had a lot of non-blogging, thinking time while in Europe. People could care less about recycled lifeless writing; they want the real deal, the writing that has a charge around it.

Be prepared to be charged. I’m back.

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Stuart Foster June 1, 2009 at 10:45 am

Keep writing a post every business day until you no longer suck. This definitely worked for me. I look back at some of my earlier work and shudder.

admin June 1, 2009 at 10:50 am

Exactly, Stuart. Excellent advice. I will add: don’t look back at your earlier work! I can’t do it without shuddering either. 🙂

Jonã Machado June 3, 2009 at 11:13 am

I’ll take notes of all that. Worth reading.

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