Blogging Insights NF # 55 — Headlines

TODAY’S QUOTE “On the average five times as many people read the headline as read the body copy. When you have written your headline you have spent eighty cents out of your dollar.” — David Ogilvy MY THOUGHTS With so much content vying for attention on the Internet at any given second it is hard to choose what to click on. How do you decide … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 55 — Headlines

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Blogging Insights NF # 54

“We must not only blog what is popular. We must blog about our passions, no matter how quaint. This is true empowerment.” Su Layug MY THOUGHTS When I first thought about blogging, I viewed lots of “How To” videos on YouTube. Nearly all of them recommended having a particular niche, that is, choosing a topic or theme to write about. To date, I remain clueless … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 54

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Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’

TODAY’S QUOTE Sometimes I think of blogging as finger exercises for a violinist; sometimes I think of it as mulching a garden. It is incredibly useful and helpful to my “real” writing. ~Kate Christensen MY THOUGHTS I disagree with this quote to the extent that it implies that blogging is not ‘real’ writing. In my opinion, anything you write, in any medium or on any … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 53 — ‘Finger exercises’

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Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading

TODAY’S QUOTE: “The first step in blogging is not writing them but reading them.“~Jeff Jarvis MY THOUGHTS: If only someone had told me this way back in 2017 when I first thought of blogging . Back then, I wasted a lot of time watching YouTube videos on how to blog. Only some of these videos were any good. The majority were a waste of time … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 52 — Reading

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Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”

TODAY’S QUOTE; ” The first thing you learn when you’re blogging is that people are one click away from leaving you. So you’ve got to get to the point, you can’t waste people’s time, you’ve got to give them some value for their limited attention span. ~ Alex Tabarrok MY THOUGHTS: On the blogosphere and on the Internet in general, there are hundreds of posts … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 51 — “Good value for money”

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Blogging Insights NF # 50 “Conversation is King”

TODAY’S QUOTE: Conversation is king. Content is just something to talk about. ~Cory Doctorow MY THOUGHTS: I have said this before– my blog posts begin as conversations in my head. You, the reader, “hear” what I have to say and give your feedback in my comments section. When I reply to your comment, you might make a further observation. Other people can join in, sharing … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 50 “Conversation is King”

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Blogging Insights NF # 49 — “Stick-to-it-ive-ness”

TODAY’S QUOTE: ” The difference between writers who finish books and those who don’t– is that the finishers don’t stop writing until they get to : THE END.” —- Brian Hutchinson, author of Writer’s Doubt. MY THOUGHTS: Today’s quote continues the discussion we began last week. What I wanted from last week’s quote was an emphasis on perseverance for all writers and, by extension, bloggers. … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF # 49 — “Stick-to-it-ive-ness”

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Blogging Insights NF 48

TODAY’S QUOTE: “A professional writer is an amateur who didn’t quit.” — Richard Bach MY THOUGHTS: ” Winners never quit, And quitters never win.” I think this is what Richard Bach’s quote refers to. Consistent effort is the basic difference between amateur and professional anything, not just writing. What do you think? I would love to know. You can leave a reply in my comments … Continue reading Blogging Insights NF 48