Many thanks to my good friend Taylor Lavati, a talented young student and fiction author who blogs here … and here … and whose clever idea of writing a story based on the alphabet gave me this notion for us to try.
Simple: write a blog post in 26 sentences, each time using the appropriate first letter – in correct order
I will now embarrass myself by attempting it before I hand over to you folks who I absolutely insist must do likewise… see below 😉
Are you concerned about getting better results from your online content?
Blogging could well be the answer.
Chances are you blog already, and think you’re doing a good enough job to help promote your business.
Don’t you believe it: there is a lot more you can do to blog better, more effectively, and more profitably.
Even though you think you have explored as many topic ideas as possible, more is always possible.
For example, have you checked out over 60 articles on here to give you further inspiration and fresh ideas on what you could write about for your business blog?
Good, if you have – but if you haven’t please do so, as you’ll be surprised at just what more there is you can consider as blog topics.
Hopefully this will give you the help you need right now, but don’t forget we could do some 1-on-1 blog writing coaching if you need more direct help.
I would be happy to help you on that basis; sadly I need to charge you some money for doing it … like you I have bills to pay … but people who hire me for intensive 1-on-1 coaching find it worth every penny.
Joking aside, you’ll probably find a lot of what you need here on this site, anyway, for diddly squat.
Keep persevering with your blogging: there’s a lot to be said for “the more you write, the more easily you write.”
Look at many of the mainstream bloggers who post not only every day on their own sites, but guest post all over the place too – because they write so much and so often they become fluent.
Many of them use ghost bloggers, of course, because to be productive to that extreme can surpass most human endeavor … even amongst us extremely prolific writers!
Notwithstanding these bloggers’ sheer capacity for good output, what that teaches us is that practice makes if not perfect, at least excellence … which in many ways is better and more realistic than perfect.
Of course we can’t always be prolific bloggers, and we don’t have to be.
Provided that you post on your blog often enough to keep your audience up to speed with what’s going on in their/your business lives and keep their focus on you, that’s all you need.
Quite what you – and they – need is debatable, and it varies hugely.
Sure, of course, once a month is too little for almost all businesses and even nonprofits, charities, etc.
To get the frequency right you need to assess your audience and your relationship with them, and adjust your posting frequency accordingly.
Unless your business or activity is particularly fast-moving, you can probably think in terms of two or three times a week as a starting point and see what reaction/feedback you get from that.
Very often, you’ll see a pattern emerging quite quickly, which will guide you on whether to increase or reduce your frequency of posting.
While in theory more is better, you don’t want to flood your readers with posts so that they begin to take them for granted.
X-rated posts are a no-no, unless you’re in an x-rated type of business … beware offending your readers!
You’ll find it very easy to gauge the degree of “naughtiness” and rude words you can use by studying your audience carefully, and learning how they speak and write amongst themselves.
Zero results mean that you have got it wrong with your blog: don’t despair, but just go back and do your homework again.
Now, it’s your turn …
I dare you to write a post on your blog using Taylor’s A thru Z structure … then come back and share it here with us. But it has to make sense, OK? No cheating …. 😉
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Best effort gets a free eCopy of “Business Writing Made Easy” … so try it. It’s not hard, except for X and Z….
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