I used to think of writer's block as a dearth of ideas. Lack of ideas is not something that I've ever experienced; in fact, my usual problem is deciding which idea I should focus on next. The best description I ever had of my brain was a thousand browser windows open at once. Fortunately, I … Continue reading Writer’s Block
As promised back in my Blogging Basics post on Communication, today I want to talk about who you're addressing your blog posts to. Knowing your audience is fundamental to knowing what you want to say, and how you should say it. Take this post for example; as I write it I am imagining it being read by … Continue reading You talking to me?
I'm a big advocate for blogging the way you speak. I think that's the easiest way for anyone to start writing is to just...start writing. Use pen & paper or keys on a keyboard to start a one-sided conversation with your target audience. If you're going to be blogging more seriously, though, it's worth thinking … Continue reading Blogging Basics: Communication
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