Do you have enough drama in your life to write? Now before I start this post a disclaimer I love personal interest stories. I devour them with enthusiasm on Medium. So this post is not meant as a dig to them in any form. However, as I read these I wonder if I have enough drama in my life to write them. I came from a normal background. My parents treated me with respect and gave me a wonderful childhood. I have lived a drama-free life. Why write personal aspects in your writing?
How to minimise the effect of publications on your scheduling. Last week, I worked out a clear schedule for posting three times a day and increasing my impact on writing.
As professionals we can’t sit and think, I want new readers if we are not prepared to discover new writers. Last week I read a comment on one of my Facebook groups that asked: How do we increase our readership if all the groups are filled with the same people? It is a brilliant question. Within the groups I belong, the same group of names are always there. Not that this is a bad thing as I love the writers I interact with, in these groups. But, how do we get new people to see our work, especially as Medium is not great at pushing articles forward?
Now I have the opportunity to truly concentrate on my passion. I have been suffering. Suffering in almost silence. I say almost because I’m sure the people I live with have picked up the moans and groans. Being a new mother, I put the tiredness down to having a two-year-old. All parents are tired, I know that’s the truth. The problem was the tiredness never went away. I was going to bed at eight and getting up ten hours later and I was still tired. Not a little sleepy, but bone tired. Where the very essence of you aches.
Five tips to attract more readers with a killer headline Writing a killer headline will help you get your blog noticed. That is what all the advice says. It is true it will. Some writers are amazing at this, I suck big time. My stats tell me that when people read my posts they like them. I just can’t get them to click on the post. So I started on a quest to read as much as I could and improve my headlines. Let’s go on this journey together, here are the five most important tricks I learnt.
When you make a life change, as I have, it is important to have a plan on how you are going to succeed in this. The first thing I did was look at the goals I was going to set myself. I then started thinking that if I could make a plan, it would be fun to have other writers on this journey with me. So here is where we start: