Blogging is about writing and the blogger I’m showcasing today, knows it well.
With writing being the topic of his blog, he not only teaches us how to become a better writer, but opens our eyes to the fact writing is more than just striking keys. Writing takes work, determination, a love of our topic and knowledge of the other aspects of penning written words.
In his post titled, Does Your Writing Smell Like Fish?, he writes,
A great way to move forward in your writing and overcome blockage is by choosing your attitude. If you approach the keyboard with dread and negative thoughts, guess what? You’re going to get negative stuff back and you are going to be exactly where you did not want to be. Choose to have an upbeat attitude about what you write
I agree, it’s best not to write, let alone publish, when we’re in a foul mood. Like he said, our mood is reflected in our words.
Digging through his archives, I found another treasure titled, If Writing Content Is King in which he states,
So your focus should be bi-directional. Yes, you must deliver outstanding content on a regular basis. If your blog is to succeed and weather any storms, it must also be on topic. Readers come to your site expecting a certain type of content in terms of topic. If they come by often enough and the conversation isn’t what they were expecting, that are likely to go find a place that does have what they were looking for.
I think this is difficult for niche bloggers. With so much on our minds and the desire to share, we often forget and stray off topic.
Another post of his discusses the Ten Health Hazards For Writers. I had never considered the hazards of writing, so this post proved to be a real eye opener. One of the ten points is,
Putting on the pounds – Much of what we do as writers is sedentary activity. We don’t move around much. It is not what folks would consider an active occupation. If you transition to a writing career after a fairly busy and active occupation, you could start becoming a paperweight.
He then goes on to offer suggestions for each of the ten items.
Please join me in re-welcoming George to the Blogging Without A Blog community.
It’s been a pleasure to share a sampling of your work.
P.S. For more of his great writing, check out George’s ebook: The Writing Experience – An inspiring guide for aspiring writers
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