Friday Five – Content for Bloggers, Marketers, and Coaches
Back when I started FiveinSac (now Content for Bloggers) I highlighted what I was reading-learning each Friday. I’m reviving that practice again.
The focus will be on content for bloggers and how best to use it to capture and convert leads. The focus is always on relationships with your customers and audience, but sometimes you need to know the tactics, the ‘How To’ behind creating and sharing content.
Getting Into the Writing Habit [Video]
Connie has been on my radar for a few years now. (she inspired this post on crushing criticism) It started when I bought her Affiliate Marketing book on Amazon. She does what she says and gets results. I’m planning on attending my first live workshop in Los Angeles this year and can’t wait to learn from her.
3 Ways to Ease Into Your Writing Life
When I pressure myself to write it feels like squeezing the last of the toothpaste out of the tube. Highly stressful and not very good for a positive mindset. Steena shares what she does when writing isn’t what you hoped and what to do about.
“Most authors don’t have the luxury of a relaxing, optimized writing environment, free from the stress of everyday life, where they can sit and produce their best work without any outside interference.”
Here are the highlights:
- Minimize the Pressure
- Draw Inspiration From Unusual Sources
- Recharge Spiritually and Emotionally
A few weeks ago I shared 1-minute blogging. It’s what I started using to prime this writing muscle again. It works. I’m using it for these Friday Five roundups.
How Do I Conquer My Fears About Writing?
I just wrote a blog post on criticism about how we let what people say or what we think they may say cripple us. This fear, this battle, happens a lot when I write. Do you fear writing? Kimberly Jo Land shares a few hidden reasons behind the fear of writing and the solutions to help.
- Fear of imperfection
- Fear of Failure
- Fear of Putting Yourself Out There
- Enhancements can become a habit that’s hard to break. Is your goal to have the perfect site? Or to have a successful writing business?
- …one’s failures don’t equate to one’s worth as a writer. Failures are just part of being a writer.
- If you’re tearing out your hair over your to-do list, maybe it’s time to rethink what goes on it.
How Can I Maintain My Freelance Writing Business When I’m Depressed?
You’ve probably noticed or read my whiny social posts or emails about the writing drought I’ve been in. It’s a pain.
Because bouts of depression hit me often (since I was 16) I sometimes don’t see it coming or more accurately, I don’t want to see it coming. You know the whole head in the sand thing.
I called it a writing drought but really it was depression. Not suicidal depression but an attack in my mind, a lower energy, and that takes willpower to fight. No wonder I struggled.
But, reading this post from Emily Johnson reminded me that I’m not the only one. If you too find you’re a little (or a lot) depressed here’s what you can do to revive your mindset to get writing again.
How to Write over 7000-word Blog Post Weekly
Ryan writes resources, don’t you love that? I remember when I first started reading his blog. He mentioned writing 10,000-word ebooks (he has over one-hundred of them on Amazon) and my draw dropped.
Many people wonder how he does it–one word at a time. He also purges the mental garbage and flies higher. He just writes. He doesn’t let stuff bog his mind which frees up his energy to just write.
After reading his tips, give yourself permission to stop tracking your Google analytics, stop staring at that subscriber number, and stop obsessing over how many shares your post gets. Just Write.
This is a LONG post but what better way to show you how to do something than to do it? It’s how Ryan rolls.