Monday, 24 October 2016

5 Essential Ways on How to Become an Authority Blogger

When it gets down to it, a blog is really a more personalized source of information. Bloggers can express what they feel and what they have experienced with using their blogs. If in case the late Peter Jennings of ABC news had a blog then it wouldn't typically sound as a newscast.

Blogs are not made to be at par with Wikipedia, but there are some blogs out there that seem to have grasped the attention of readers so much that they're recognized as the subject authority. Hence, these are termed as the 'authority' and dominant blogs. These blog sites are well known that online readers 'flock' these sites to gather relevant and accurate information. These expert bloggers are sure to convince you to reach what they have reached. But to do that, you must know what makes authority blogs tick. Well, Samuel Nathan Kahn shared the 5 important tips on how you can be the authority in the world of blogging.

1. Talk the talk - Remember the intellectual impact your college professor created the first time you sat in his class? If you want to be recognized as a niche expert, you have to talk like one. That's the kind of impression you'd want to create to be perceived as a subject know-it-all. Well, for your name isn't 'Einstein' (who knows everything, get it?) because you also need to do some research. If in case your readers have queries then better do some research and provide accurate answers.

2. Peer up - Birds of the same feather... you know how the saying goes! Indeed, bloggers have their own online community. Usually, the ones who write about the same topics belong to a single group. Remember, you have to be acquainted with the blogging community since they will help you in some other ways once you become a part of them. You can surely increase your authority as a blogger once you do guest postings and by exchanging links to other bloggers.

3. Be innovative - Even if you are already an old timer in blogging, it doesn't mean you are popular online. Meaning, you can also be on the 'hot seat' if you have some blogging issues. A lot of people have reached the summit of Mt. Everest and some have not, but still people climb its peak. So what if the first summit record is taken? Some climbers are not bothered by the first record since they can climb the summit by their own way! For your blog, develop an idea that would put you on the map, so to speak. To do this, avoid being a 'copycat' and instead, be unique and apply the 'never been done' before in blogging.

4. Talk about the mundane - Would you want to 'run out of the bush' and have your readers hanging questions in their mind wouldn't you? Remember, even if you are an expert in blogging, it doesn't mean you have to write the 'extraordinary'. Some people like to be reminded of the everyday. And if this everyday topic can be discussed in an expert voice, it just sounds way more interesting. Who knows, your unique advice regarding parenting can be a huge hit amongst moms!

5. Bring it on! - If you’re weak in blogging then stop if you can't do it. What can you bring to the table? Take the challenge! Blogs that are popular online can still be put down by newcomers in blogging. So, challenge yourself to outdo your last entry each time you update your blog. Do your best in blogging to retain your title as an authority in the world of blogging.

Being an authority blogger is not about being pretentious. It's on your part to be the authority on blogging and this will only happen if you implement the best ideas and methods in blogging.

Tuesday, 18 October 2016

6 Easy Ways to Start the Writing Process

Anyone can write, whether it's for a school assignment or for a novel manuscript. Unfortunately, writing often becomes a chore. For many of us, writing is plain time-consuming, demanding, and unsatisfactory. Samuel Nathan Kahn shared 6 easy ways to start the writing process.

1) Start with a purpose in mind :- What do you actually want to write? Jot down a topic or the minimums for your piece-either on a sticky note and put it next to your notebook. The following questions should also be answered: How long is whatever you're trying to write? What are you writing about; Are there any other requirements you have to worry about? Writing down your purpose and goals is a good way to focus your mind on exactly what you need to accomplish.

2) Your interest will let you finish what you write :- Forget writing if you are not fascinated enough with the subject you are writing about since how you feel will be reflected on your piece. Focus on the element of your subject that interests you.

3) Write an outline of the basics of your literary piece :-  A structure of the draft is the most important part of writing. If you have to write five pages on a topic, decide how long you will write about each different fact you have to make. Outlining helps with creative writing, for you to have a general idea of what's going on in your story. As in Harry Potter by J. K. Rowling, a sense of direction created such a powerful conclusion in the final book.

4) You have to put away everything else and concentrate on writing :- Writing the draft is almost the hardest part to write about. While you are in the 'drafting stage', try to concentrate on it as much as possible. Your email and mobile phones can interrupt your focus on your piece. For longer pieces, try to set aside at least an hour when you're trying to write.

5) Don't get too perfectionist :-  Writer's blockage results from high standards so lower it down. To eliminate the perfectionist person with you is to stop worrying so much whether or not, every little bit you write is as it can be. Take note of sections that you consider that's of low quality but keep writing. The draft is where you write quickly and set the foundations of your piece. The time to go back and fix the errors is during the revision stage.

6) Have an enough amount of break before doing the revisions :- You should not assess your piece immediately after you have written it. You should give yourself a significant amount of break before looking over your work. Activities like reading a book, meeting and chatting with friends, and even doing the exercise will refresh before you do the revisions. This is to ensure that you have a different mindset than before you were first written. Don't rush and take your time for you to be able to produce a quality piece of work.

Friday, 7 October 2016

5 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Writer for Your Website

If you're hesitant to hire a freelance writer, you may want to reconsider. They'll work harder than an employee because they won't get paid unless they complete a project. A full-time, in-house writer may not finish the project on time, and you still have to pay them. Unless, of course, you fire them on the spot. Hiring a freelancer will save your company money. You don't have to pay employee expenses such as PTO time, medical and disability, workman's compensation, and other benefits. And, a freelancer saves the environment because their office is in their home!

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5 Ways to Find the Right Freelance Writer for Your Website

Make sure the freelancer can write :- Most freelance writers will have an online portfolio. Please read their writing. Please don't glance over their website -- take time to actually READ their work. They put together a writing portfolio to showcase their writing. You'll save you time if you read their writing.

Make sure the writer understands SEO :-  If you don't know that SEO stands for search engine optimization make sure a freelance writer does. They can use your keywords and phrases when the write blogs, articles, and web content. If you don't know what keywords/phrases to use, ask them to provide you with a consultation.

Make sure the freelancer is compatible with you and your company :- If you get the feeling that a particular writer may not be a good fit for your company, don't hire them. There are plenty of writers to select from. Get quotes and choose the one that works for you.

Make sure the writer is professional :-
There's nothing worse than dealing with someone who's unprofessional. Hire a writer who understands time management and communication. You want someone who will complete writing projects on or before the deadline. Don't be afraid to ask the following questions: What are your hours of operation? What do you like about freelance writing? How well do you handle deadlines? What is your policy regarding 'rush' projects? How flexible are you with your writing style, tone, and voice? What sets you apart from other freelance writers? Ask as many questions as you can make sure you hire the right freelance writer.

Make sure the writer adds value to you and your company :-
Does the writer go above and beyond the call of duty? How can the freelance writer drive web traffic to your website? What can they do to help your business grow? You may want to hire someone who possesses a business background; they have business degrees and experience. Their professional experience will be invaluable to you. It's a bonus if you find a freelance writer who has a combination of book and street smarts.

Take the pain out of hiring a freelance writer by following the above steps. Don't hire the first writer you speak with, unless, of course, you get an 'intuitive' hit to hire the writer. Always select the writer that is best for you and your company. Review online portfolios; ask for more writing samples if you need them. The bottom line is that developing a business relationship with a freelance writer will be a step in the right direction. You never know what connections that have that could help you.