If I could go back in time, these are the 7 tactics I wish I knew to do when learning the ropes of Digital Writing.
(It would have saved me a lot of wasted time and effort.)
1. Create templates for writing posts
Never face a blank page. Make the process of writing as frictionless as possible.
2. Find templates for headlines
Choose from templates for a working headline. Write the post. Tweak (a lot) to make the headline irresistible and clear.
3. Create swipe files of the best writing
Collect good writing. Sort for brilliance in headlines, structure, and word choice. Visit often.
4. Watch where you get quality engagement
Be intentional and analytical in noticing what works for readers. And why.
5. Learn from feedback and double-down
Write more often so you can keep the conversation going. Then provide value by giving readers more of what they want.
6. Set a daily writing habit time (and time limit)
Even if it’s 30 minutes. Write something. Then let it go. Forget perfectionism.
7. Play a long game
Treat writing as an honest craft. Knowing it will frustrate, shatter, and thrill you. And you’ll keep getting better at it.