All That Matters Is You Wrote Something

I get up early in morning, make my slow march towards the bathroom, start brushing my teeth, take a shower, and have delicious breakfast. Then my door bell rings and I found a glass of milk with paper, I pick both of them and shut the door up. Then I make my move towards the kitchen to make my lovely coffee, so that I can enjoy the paper.

Writing

Now my coffee got all cooked up and my chair is waiting for me to sit and flip the pages of newspaper. Then my eyes suddenly caught by the wall clock tickles and I see that I’ve only few remaining minutes to go to my office.

So I put my lucky shoes on and tie those lucky laces together. I put my lucky jackets on that my mom gifted me on my 19th birthday. Now I head back to my office. I turn my computers on and put my lucky jacket on my chair. Then I pick my lucky pen from my drawer which my dad gifted me by saying that,

“Write something that is worth reading, write something that makes people think. I know you’ve spark in you, talent in you but you are not aware of that now, soon you will. This pen will help you.”

And then I put it on my table in front of my eyes so that it able to fire inspirations on me.

I light the candles up and say my prayer which my mom and dad taught me when I was 5 years old and thank God for giving me what I need and what I desire. And from here my fingers start itching to type something, to fill that blank screen of computer. So my work starts now.

I start writing whatever comes into my mind, I make many typos in it but I keep writing until I feel like I’m getting tired. That’s five hours or so. I know that I reached to my limit so I rest for a while and invest some time to correct my typos and then I realize that it’s time to hit “Save”. I save whatever I wrote in a file and keep it into a new folder, then I turn off my computers and it’s 4.30 my office will be closed. Today’s work is finished its time to go home.

But before that how many words, lines, and pages I wrote? I don’t care about that; I’m not even slightly concerned about that. Are they good enough to get sold in good price? I don’t even think about it. All I know that I gave my best to write something without thinking about money, what I’m writing, how people are going to respond, nothing. At that time the only thing running into my mind is I’ve to write something with all I’ve got and I done that, I’m happy for that.

All that matters is for whole day you sat in front of your computer and wrote something. Because many writers not able to sit and write something, they are afraid to do that, they afraid that they will write something waste and blah blah. But here’s the secret which most writers don’t know and writers who knows about it are not concerned about sharing it with other writers. But I’m going to share that secret with you, because I know how hard is to sit and writing something.

The secret that professional writers know and new writer search for is, “Writing is not hard and it never been. What’s hard is sitting down to write.” Most of writers thinks that writing is very hard art, but I think its not. If you sit daily to write something, you practice daily then writing is the easiest art to master. The more you sit to write the better write you will become. So all that matters is you sit to write something and you wrote that.

My Final Words

When I was a newbie writer, I used to think that writing is a very hard art to master, and it’s not for me. But soon I realize that secret and then writing becomes quite easy for me. Till now I’ve wrote around thousands of copy for my clients some were awesome or some were just good.

But what I really count is not how many copies I wrote; how many times I sit down to write something.

So share your counts, your stories, and how many copies you wrote.

Writing for the WEB is Different!

Writing for the web involves a lot of technical writing and very less creative writing. Now that the truth is said. Let us go into the details of what web writing is all about.

Print Media Vs. Web media

Writing For WebWriting is writing, everywhere. No matter what the mode is. Now some writes argue that you write quality content and the rest is assured. But is it really quality content that gets your website to the top? Is it quality content that ranks the keyword high and creates revenue?

Yes, Google grades websites on the basis of quality content, but the grading is not based only on quality content.

In a print media, the writer has a hard copy and the emphasis is more on the content and not on the Information. The information is assimilated along with the content.

It is like Pizza, cheese is dominant and prominent, but we do intake vegetables and bread.

In a web media, the emphasis is on information. Because, for the audience to read the content, it should appear in the first page of any search engines’ list.

Think about it strategically. No one goes to the 10th page in a search engine’s list.

A web media’s content should be like a sandwich. It’s easy to find, available at all times and you do not need to be a cooking expert to make it.

Google and Quality

Google is very keen on quality, nowadays. I guess we can name the two time-periods as BP (before Panda) and AP (after Panda). Before panda, even content farms that had quality, plagiarized content were ranking good or content farms that had un-plagiarized, trash-worthy content ranked good.

Why Panda? Suddenly….

Let’s face it, when you are the only master, you don’t bother much. When you tend to have competition, you strive to perform well.

So the answer to the above-mentioned question is ‘completion’.

There were other search engines that were blooming inside the internet. Still, Google was the major player. But it needed a major USP (unique selling point). Google had a necessarily to give the surfers a guarantee that what they get in the search is similar to what they had in mind.

Google needed a filter to rank the sites. Hence, Panda. (A cute name for a deadly crawler. I know, it is like naming The Terminator, Pinky.)

Therefore, when writing for Web aka websites, write with your brains more and less with your mind. Google respects brainy writing, and you will eventually see the results in your websites.

And for the creatives out there, who want to write informative and creative content. Creativity will be ignored only by Google’s algorithm, not the reader who would visit your site again and again to read your content.

This article is written by Jennifer Louis. She is from USA, and writer who loves to write articles and blogs on career, cover letters, jobs, sample resumes.

4 Tips to Find Unlimited Blog Post Ideas

Unlimited Blog IdeasThe blogging world can be tricky and daunting, what with the blog that needs to be updated on a frequent basis, getting a lot of readers, building your own readership or fan base and so much more. It is normal if you’re stressing out when the time comes for you to update your blog, especially if you’re desperately in need of ideas. The task of constantly getting ideas may sound impossible, especially when you are suffering from writer’s block or are already burnt out.

However, it is impossible to come up with a good post that will keep your readers reading until the end of the article. There are so many ways for you to do this:

1. Check networking sites and search engines

Depending on your niche, you may find a lot of good topics to write about which are relevant to the industry that you’re currently focusing on. There are so many reliable and informative websites that provide good blog contents as well as ideas, all free of charge.

All you need to do is to search for a suitable keyword that fits your niche in the search engines and you’ll be directed to a lot of sites. You don’t have to open the pages of each and every search result; just scan through the titles on the links given alone and you might be able to get an idea or two. If you see something that is strongly relevant, click on the website’s URL and use the websites to your advantage. For instance, you might want to write reviews about freewares. To search for new freewares, you may use StumbleUpon. You may also use other sites such as Delicious or Yahoo Answers for some blog post ideas. If you have a problem in looking out for ideas, the best place for you to get a head start is by searching through sites like the ones mentioned previously.

2. Be the best interviewer

Have you ever read or heard of a term called “One Question Interview“? You could prepare a list of experts within your niche and send them a question (preferably different question for different professional).

In order to get a positive response from each of the experts, your mail should be impressive and concise enough. The questions posed should not be too offensive. If you’re worried about coming across as an annoyance to these experts, remember that it is always better to try than not to at all. You’d either receive a reply or not, and if you don’t, there is really nothing that you can lose (no, not even your reputation). If you ask a question politely and in a proper manner, people are likely to respond to you in a good way as well.

3. Write about the latest news

A lot happens in a day, so be fully aware of your surroundings. Also, remember to write about the various latest happenings within your niche.

It is highly advisable that you write an article in great detail and don’t forget to add on your own personal views regarding the news. Browse through other websites or blogs for more information. If you’re concern about whether anyone would be interested in the news, just pick the ones that most people can relate to. You will almost never go wrong with quirky or amusing news; everyone would like a good laugh after a hard day at work.

4. Read bloggers and readers’ comments

Reading the comments made by other bloggers and readers is a surefire way for you to get good blog post ideas. Usually ideas will come pouring in if you try and read the comments, as most of the comments made are usually thought-provoking and interesting to be discussed further.

Try going to the popular blogs or even your favorite forums and look out for articles or topics that may have good potential in sparking the interest of other readers, and don’t forget to read the user comments. If there is a question posed by a user which hasn’t been answered, you may link the readers to your site where you offer your point of view in the form of a blog post. Don’t worry about being the “reader stealer” as this method is used very widely sometimes.

In conclusion, practice makes perfect. It may take some time to generate good blog posts ideas but if you start with the pointers offered above, you’ll eventually get in touch with your creative side and be able to write without spending too much time thinking of the topic.

Forget Others, Blog for Yourself

Be YourselfIt may sound a bit greedy and selfish, but there are times that you literally have to forget everyone so you can be an effective blogger. This is not an original idea, though. I just feel writing about this one. You know. I just feel like being greedy and write what I really want to write. So here it is. Below are some reminders how to write totally for yourself.

Ostracize people

If you are always worried of your reputation, then just quit blogging. Blogs weren’t created to make people worry. It’s pretty automatic and understandable that once you get into blogging (especially business blogging), you are partially sacrificing both your online and personal reputation. However, if you feel that there is nothing wrong with what you are doing or with sharing what you feel, and then you do not have to be worried of anything. Just be yourself. Temporarily forget the thought of being read by your relatives, close friends, bosses, and even by the online superiors in your niche. Ignore them and write for yourself.

Do not be afraid to be controversial, be brave

If you’re afraid to write about the controversial occurrences in your niche, then expect readers to tag you as a boring blogger. If you’re frightened to do such things, then just be confined with writing boring and monotonous “How to’s” “ And 10 Most” articles on your blog.

Break rules, create your own

If you’ll follow all master blogger Darren Rowse’s advices then you will end up being like him, losing your identity and becoming like a copycat blogger. Besides, Rowse is not writing to shape bloggers into his image. He is writing for himself, too! Break rules, create your own and write freely. Forget about experts’ opinion and write what is in your heart.

Sometimes, you have to forget your niche, swerve a bit and rest

You’ll notice that even A-list bloggers Darren Rowse and Jeremy Shoemakers’ blogs are not entirely about blogging. There are times when they have to pause for a break and tackle about the mundanities of life. Sometimes, we see Rowse talking about photography and art, and Shoemaker jesting about his knee and dirty toilet.

Remember the marketing 101 motto

Write for everyone and you write for no one, write for yourself and you write for everyone. So writing for yourself isn’t about selfish blogging. You still have to find your niche, know your target audience, and what interest them most, but for you to do this with ease and efficiency, you still need to find your own writing technique in blogging. The most liberating part of blogging is when you write outside the constraints of rules and norms, when you write with your own voice and style.

And if you don’t feel like following the set of “personal things” I’ve written here, then ignore it and write for yourself!

This article is written by Warner Carter. He enjoys writing about SEO, Marketing, and Website Development.

HOW TO: Channel Your Emotions Into Your Writing

Channeling Your Emotions into Your Writing

Writing is one of the healthiest and most rewarding ways to process, reflect upon and express your emotions. Whether it is composing diary entries, creating fiction or poetry, penning your memoirs, or simply writing down whatever thoughts and feelings pop into your head, writing is a highly therapeutic and effective means of channeling your emotions. When you’re angry or otherwise upset, writing down your thoughts and feelings can provide you with a calm and healthy format within which to “work through” troubling emotions. By the same token, writing can also help you to capture, record and celebrate happy or joyful feelings.

Emotions

Diaries

Keeping a diary or journal has been a popular activity for centuries. There are any number of reasons why someone might keep a diary. One may want to record memories for future reminiscing or make a record of their lives to share with children one day. Whatever the reason, all diarists benefit from the therapeutic act of expressing their emotions and experiences through the power of written word.

Fiction and Poetry

Another great way to express your emotions is by creating poetry or fiction. Putting your feelings into writing through the conduit of an invented character or your own poetic “voice” helps to give you a deeper understanding of your feelings by putting them in a broader context. When it comes to your emotions, writing fiction and poetry can also give you a feeling of validation, which has been known to enhance self-awareness and self-esteem.

Free Writing

Writing down whatever thoughts and feelings that spontaneously pop into your head is another excellent way to process your emotions through writing. Free writing with no boundaries can even help you to get in touch with and express emotions you weren’t even aware you had. Unlike writing diary entries or fiction, free writing allows you to express real emotions, thoughts and memories as well as invented thoughts and ideas or even nonsense. This type of writing allows you to freely channel any and all emotions from the dark to the silly.

There are countless other types of writing that can serve as healthy receptacles for the many emotions we all feel from day to day. Here are a few:

• Personal memoirs
• Blogs
• Letters
• Lists
• Articles
• Essays
• Plays
• Screenplays

The important thing is to write, write often and write from the heart.

This article is written by Wendy Bailey. If you wish to write for us, kindly check this.

HOW TO: Blog Or Write Yourself Out Of Depression

Writing is a great form of personal therapy. With a diary or journal, you can openly express yourself by putting thoughts and reflections of life on a blank page. The diary, like all other written works, also has its online counterpart: the blog.

However, a blog can’t be hidden away; instead it’s open for the whole world to read. Yet, when battling depression, the transparency of blogging is helpful because you will find that you’re not alone in the fight.

Facing Your Problems

A difficult part of depression is finding the ability to face your problems. By maintaining a blog, you can confront those problems in each post.

Depressed

Rather than keeping your emotions locked inside, a blog lets you broadcast them to the entire world. Discuss what seems to make you depressed; what causes it; how exactly it makes you feel; and most importantly, what solutions you’re seeking.

Meeting new People

Online browsers are not only looking for articles to read or videos to watch, they are looking for people to interact with; people like you. By publishing your writings on a blog, people can communicate with you through comments and email messages.

You’ll find others that have struggled with depression, and who can share their stories and provide support. Also, you may encounter people that you can help. Imagine, with your blog, people can form their own group therapy.

Discovering new Interests

Blogging is something that needs to be done daily if you want to maintain an audience. Once the posts stop coming, so do the people. While a blog will let you confront your depression, writing about it day in and day out may prove taxing.

So to keep the posts coming you’ll be driven to find new things to write about, which can lead to new interests, from hobbies to the news. And with these new found interests, you’re discovering new paths to help alleviate your depression.

Archiving Your Progress

Blog platforms automatically archive your posts. So after writing one for an extensive period of time, you can backtrack to see how far you’ve come in your struggle with depression. It helps you see what has worked, and how far you may have to go.

With a blog, the battle against depression is no longer a lonely one. However, while you write for a cure to your depression, you just may find a blog is exactly that.

This article is written by Wendy Bailey. If you wish to write for HBB, kindly check this.

HOW TO: Never Run Out Of Topics For Blogging

Blogs these days are more than just an online journal. It’s become part of the mainstream media that some bloggers have become known as figures of authority. Keeping a blog isn’t easy. Thinking of topics to write about isn’t always a walk in the park either. What happens when your well of ideas starts to run dry?

Back when blogging was first starting out, it wasn’t hard to think of topics. Competition wasn’t fierce, and many blogged for themselves only. After all, not everyone had a blog and not everyone knew how to capitalize on the various opportunities there were in blogging. However, in this day and age, keeping your blog interesting and fresh is one of the keys to making sure your readers come back.

Keep Your Audience’s Attention

Content is king, as they say, and it is the key to keeping your audience hooked. Keep in mind that there are several factors that will make people come back to your blog.

First, write regularly. While it doesn’t necessarily mean you have to write every day, it does mean that you have to have a new post every so often. This keeps you audience captivated. If your blog has no new material, people’s interest will wane.

Blog Topics

Second, keep your topics interesting. Does your blog have a theme or a niche that you cater to? Is your topic relevant to your blog? Is it relevant to your readers? Blogging nowadays isn’t just for the writer. You, as the writer, will have to take into consideration what your readers want to see and read about.

Third, interact with your readers. Reply to their comments, answer their email or Tweets. Readers will appreciate it that you do take time to read and understand what they said and will help you gain more followers.

Ideas, Ideas, and Ideas

Thinking of topics to write about is both easy and hard. Most of the time, we use our experiences for ideas, but sometimes, that can dry up. Here are some suggestions you can take that will ensure you’ll always have a topic to write about.

Read. Don’t stop reading. Read newspapers, books, magazines, blogs, text books, encyclopedias… whatever you can get your hands on. You’ll be surprised at the ideas that will come flowing. You won’t be copying, nor will you be stealing other people’s ideas. Rather, you can use what you read as a jumping point for things you can write about.

Present another point of view. So you’ve read something that you’d like to write about, but you’re worried that it may sound like the same thing. Writing about the same topic in your own point of view gives it a fresh perspective. Say your opinion, present facts or data that are relevant but weren’t given before. Much like the stories you read, topics can be rehashed often. It’s how it’s presented that makes the different.

Be observant. Wherever you go, keep your eye open for interesting things. Visit your favorite hangouts and see if there’s anything new you can write about.

Explore. Going to new places is always a fodder for something to write about. Say it’s your first time to visit Asia and you know your blog readers will be interested. Talk about the place. Talk about the people and culture. Talk about the food. That one visit will definitely give you plenty of things to talk about.

Take notes. Many writers bring along logo pens and some papers so they can jot their thoughts down while on the go. These days, people have smartphones and apps that can act as a digital notepad. Take advantage of these and take time to write down even the most random thought. Who knows? It just might end up being the next thing you write about.

Ask a question. Sometimes, you don’t have to write long posts in order to engage your audience. By asking a question, you entice them to participate in the discussion. You can start by posting a question, giving a bit of explanation and let them answer. Don’t forget to reply!

Take a break from your daily routine. Sometimes, inspiration doesn’t come because your mind’s in auto pilot mode. Try doing something new to spark your imagination. Stop going to the same cafe for lunch. Take a different route on the way home from work. Strike up a conversation with a stranger.

While it’s not an easy task to keep your blog continuously going, there are always ways to help you come up with topics to write about. Bottomline, don’t forget to have fun when your write. It helps keep the tone of your blog positive, lively and engaging. Happy blogging!

This article is written by Cathy Reyes. She is a part of the team that manages Personal Loan Finder, a complimentary loan comparison service.