Much like a heart is to a human, the content of your website is essential for survival. Without your content, you will drop to the bottom instantly, making all but a thump as you hit rock-bottom.
Now, I am not going to go into a huge fit about how content is king simply because forty million other people have already said it. No, this post is quite different.
If you provide five million articles a year that suck, it won’t be as effective as providing ten that are amazing quality.
Creating Quality Content
Quality VS Quantity
I’m about to tell you something that you’ve probably heard a million times before today. Something that you’ve heard from teachers. Something that you’ve heard from businessmen.
Quality is more important quantity.
I understand how much of a hypocrite I sound like now – I am putting an article out every day for over three months, and am spazzing about the quantity.
Put out ten great articles, and not 100 crappy ones. Put out 30 good articles, and not 500 terrible ones. That’s how it goes. Worry about the work you put into each article. If you spend 4 hours+ on one article and want to put out multiple, go for it.
Only You Can Write Quality Contents
A lot of people ask me how I manage to write good content on such a tight schedule. If you know anything about me, you’d know that I usually will drop everything I’m doing for my community.
But this time it’s different. I can’t answer that question. It’s impossible. The thing is, everybody is different (bet you never heard that before). It isn’t possible to tell you how to write.
Personally, I don’t think my content is up to par. But others would say it’s the best they ever have read. It is all about pushing yourself farther.
Some people just hate writing. For others it is a dream job. It all depends on YOU. I can, however, tell you some suggestions that may improve your writing, but won’t make it perfect;
- Eliminate ALL distractions.
- Pick a subject you’re knowledgeable in.
- Outline all of the topics in the post.
- Just write.
- As Ernest Hemingway said, “Write drunk, edit sober.”
I write a lot about improving your writing skills. I love writing. It’s one of those things that I really enjoy. What I share is just what works for me. You have to get out there and try it yourself. Experiment. Perfect it.
People always told me that practice makes perfect. The more you try it, the closer to perfection you will get. My writing style is one of those things that I keep trying at.
I’ve written in bricks. I’ve written in short, choppy sentences. I’ve written in over-detail and under-detail. You just have to find what works best for you and your audience.
Part of the challenge when it comes to writing content [in the beginning] is training your readers. If you train them to like a certain style, they will adapt to it and enjoy it. Just keep trying and eventually it will be just right.
Do You Provide Quality Content?
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