Roll up those sleeves, beautiful, because we’re going to be talking…
(Are you ready for it?)
Specifically, using your words to create powerful impact, especially when you’re a beginner!
Now, most of us when we start of writing online, we’re all fired up and excited but at the same time, we’re nervous and afraid.
What if no one reads?
What if no one understands?
What if people make fun of me? EEK!!
Yes, I have super powers and one of those is getting to the questions that whirl around in your head. *cue world domination laughter* MUAHAHAHA!!!
Okay, jokes aside, these “what if…” questions are what keep people (you!!) from putting their real, raw, refreshingly flawed selves out online.
This post is going to show you how to write well and create powerful impact, even if you’re a beginner. So let’s do this thang.
Content Writing Tips for Beginners: How to Write Powerfully Even When Starting Out
1. Write from the Heart
The heart is always right. I don’t know who said this, but they were spot on, sweetheart.
The heart is always right.
Let your heart dictate your writing and you’ll always touch a chord, strike a nerve or evoke an emotion.
Case in point: My Change Your Stars post was raw, real and right from the heart. It was unlike my other business-sy posts but it resonated with my readers right away. In some ways, it was the easiest post to write because I just let the words and emotion flow.
2. Write for Your Reader
What is the ONE thing your reader will walk away with after reading your post?
Just ONE thing.
Think about that and let that guide you when you write.
You’ll never go wrong and folks will love the impact you create on their lives.
Case in point: All the posts you’ll find here on this very blog empower and encourage coaches, like your beautiful self, to move forward, take action and quit being stuck. Whether it’s hosting your first webinar or hiring your first virtual assistant, the content is always geared to help you do just that ONE thing. Concise, actionable steps to help your business move forward. And that’s what we want, right?
3. Write every day
Yep. You heard me. It’s as plain, simple and sweet as the Haagen-Daz vanilla ice cream tub in my freezer.
You need to write every day.
Now I’m not saying you need to put out a full on blog post every day. Not saying that at all. What we’re talking here is connecting your mind and heart to your pen (or keyboard in my case) so that when you do sit down to write, the thoughts flow. The habit has been developed so it isn’t this big, hairy shmoo thing on your to do list.
Malcolm Gladwell talked about the 10,000 hour rule in his path-breaking, jaw-dropping book, The Outliers and I couldn’t agree more.
Write. Every. Single. Day.
Now in the comments, share with me what you’ve written this week or better still, today!!
I like writing! I’m working on a guest post about Migraine Prevention this evening…
Awesome Erin! I know so many migraine sufferers. Can’t wait to read your post.
from the heart. for your reader. every day.
lovely. perfect. (thanks.)
Pam, I have read so many posts on writing, but you summed it all up perfectly here! My fav is focusing on one take-away your readers will have. Genius I say!! Thank you so much! You follow your own advice, which makes us VERY lucky readers!!