Remember the elated feeling you got when you acquired your first social media or blog follower that isn't your mom? It's great when someone from the outside is interested in you and what you have to offer! Yet there's many people out there who follow others on social media just to promote themselves. Here's five ways you can start targeting more engaged accounts today.
As a content writer, I understand the value of finding and optimizing your writing with keywords. Inserting keywords can help Google understand what your article is about and, therefore, will rank the post for those words. I even wrote a piece about SEO content writing and some tricks to help master it. But keywords aren't everything: here's why.
Ah, high school English class: it's the place where you first read Shakespeare, learned the five-paragraph essay format, and wrote those annual research papers. While English class can be incredibly rewarding, there's a few things I wish English teachers taught me while I was in high school (and even college to an extent). After all, English is an incredibly valuable subject, especially since people don't seem to focus on creating good writing in a world of texting. Here's five things I wish English teachers taught me in school.
Every writer knows how it feels to "not be in the mood" to write. This feeling comes in the form of procrastination or focusing our attention on some other "more important" task. So how do you get yourself into a writing mindset? Here's a few tips on how you can start approaching writing today.
Maybe you've been blogging for while or did a little freelance work here and there. If so, you should consider adding writing as one of your skills on your resume. Professional writers are needed in every industry because words communicate ideas, instructions, and knowledge. That means writing is one of the best skills you can have on your resume. If you've done professional writing, here's five reasons why you should include your writing skills on your resume.
If you're good at writing, you might be thinking about how you can turn your passion into a career. After all, doing something you have a natural talent and passion for can make a big difference. But how you find the perfect writing gig? Here's a guide that will help you begin your dream writing career.
Whether you write digitally or on a sheet of paper, all your writing starts with a single blank page. However, once you start to fill the page with words, you doubt yourself. You then decide to erase and rewrite what you wrote. It's not a secret that writing is a process. There's drafting, outlining, character creation, and structuring your narrative. That means the words you write will go through multiple edits as you work through the piece. Yet how do you start filling your blank page with meaningful words? Here's a few tips on how you can write content that makes it into your final draft.
Every writer has their own opinion on the topic. Some believe it's nearly impossible to learn from classes while others think that this craft can be studied under a teacher. You'll find hundreds of differing opinions on this topic, and the answer usually depends on the outlook of the writer. Can writing be taught? Well, my unique take is this: if you really want to learn the art of writing, of course writing can be taught -- but it might not be in a traditional classroom setting. Here's how.
Blogging is an exciting venture for anyone interested in starting one. Unlike other digital platforms, a blog is your own website to be you. That means no one can tell you what to post. You'll have the freedom to express yourself however you want. When should you start a blog? I'll give you a hint: now.
If you've been blogging for a while, your blog is probably filled with tons of posts. These posts have built credibility for your blog and established your web presence over the years. Luckily, there's plenty of ways to repurpose your blog content. Here's ten ideas to help you reuse the great resources you've already made.