How to Write Better Blog Posts

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So it’s time to write another blog post. Are you jumping up and down with excitement?

Thought not!

Why is it that writing an article about something we’re (hopefully) interested in causes us to feel stressed and slightly depressed?

Partly I think, it’s because we know we HAVE to do it. We humans have an in-built resistance to being told what to do. Suddenly even housework seems inviting by comparison; we’re looking for any excuse to put off writing that blog post. But our blog has the potential to earn us income, so it makes sense to create posts regularly.

How to write a blog and make money

However, maybe you’re simply in the wrong niche. For example, if your blog is about ‘car insurance’, do you love that particular subject? Or maybe you’ve listened to a webinar that told you that the car insurance niche is a lucrative one (it is actually). Any ads on your site that people click on will make you a fistful of money. The trouble is, you have to get people to visit your site before they’re able to click on your ads. That means creating content and lots of it!

Perhaps you’ve been following instructions and putting up blog posts on a regular basis. That’s very commendable, so how’s that working out for you? If you weekly visitor count is gradually rising, you’re doing well. That’s how it’s supposed to work, and you will eventually make money from your blog if you put in the effort, week after week for a few years.

However if nothing seems to be happening, it could be for several reasons: Continue reading “How to Write Better Blog Posts”

Need Some Help with Your Blog Posts?

Are you a blog owner with limited time? You know you have to post regular content to keep your blog fresh and interesting, but when you have a full-time job or kids to look after (or both), where the heck are you going to find the time to write?

Now there are workarounds for this. There’s ‘Dragon Naturally Speaking’, which is a software which will convert your words into text, but it’s clunky. You have to train the software to interpret your voice, which takes time. If you have an accent, well good luck with that!

I have really tried to use Dragon, but found I wasn’t saving much time. Because I kept forgetting to say, “full stop” or “new paragraph”, I ended up with a big block of text which required a lot of editing. I found the extra commands Dragon required tended to block my writing flow too.

Then there’s good old ‘time management’. I’ve spent a lot of time reading about time management, in fact I would have been better off spending that time on my writing. Nevertheless here are some tips I’ve picked up from my research: Continue reading “Need Some Help with Your Blog Posts?”