• You are searching for methods to make your blog writing faster and better.
• In our evolutionary past, humans adapted rituals to create meaning and motivate action.
• Famously creative people sometimes have what seem like odd rituals.
• You can strategically use a wide and dynamic variety of rituals to rock your writing.
Have you ever thought about the actions you repeat daily as part of a routine to make your day go smoothly? Consider your grooming for example: Do you follow a specific pattern of actions from the process of showering to combing your hair in the mirror? Most of this is habitual and automatic.
If you learn about how important writing rituals are, you will empower your blogging and tap into your human evolutionary power.
Did you notice the word "Blue" in the image above? Did you read it as red or did you stumble as you tried to make sense of it? If so you experienced a bit of unsettling cognitive dissonance.
Obedience vs. Civil Disobedience in Blogging
If the rebel Henry David Thoreau were alive, he would be an avid blogger. The 19th Century Romantic American Writer enjoyed writing and journaling daily, and his experiences from Walden Pond emerged from regular writing sessions.
A blog would be the perfect tool for Thoreau to rattle the brains of passive readers on the internet. The transcendentalist writer loved to defy expectations and challenge the traditional thought processes of his readers.
Although Walden is a tranquil novel, Thoreau generally was an agitator, who resist the traditions of governments and men:
“I think that we should be men first, and subjects afterward. It is not desirable to cultivate a respect for the law, so much as for the right. The only obligation which I have a right to assume is to do at any time what I think right.”
He believed in finding and propagating truth and right whatever the cost. Bloggers today tend to shovel traditions and customs down the throats of complacent readers on the internet. They are instructed to do so by experts in blogging.
However, strategic and thoughtful teaching through your blog sometimes requires that you write posts that create an unpleasant experience for readers. You can accomplish a lot by turning their initial anger into meaningful long term learning through cognitive dissonance.
What follows is how to piss people off to help them learn and grow.
The internet loves bloggers in any industry. For businesses, 70% of your traffic and 90% of your leads could be generated from your blog with articles published just that month. As bloggers, having a blog is a fantastic outlet to showcase your writing skills, industry expertise; and is the perfect place to write about your personal passions.
Although you’re a blogger, this does not necessarily mean that all your income will come from your personal blog.
You need to take additional initiatives to actually be successful. As a blogger, your primary strength needs to be in writing, and accompanied by your social and image creation skills. Atomic Reach was created to help bloggers be successful in these areas. Atomic Reach created tools and services to help writers:
I Am Passionate About Blogging, but I Know Only the Basics of Coding
If you are a regular reader, you know that I love to try new apps and powerful tools. I am picky about the ones that I incorporate into my regular writing workflow.
For me, acquiring new apps is like a child discovering brand new toys under the tree at Christmas.
When I was 5, I finally received the toy I had wanted for a whole year, an Etch-a-Sketch hidden beneath some of the green branches. Pure Adrenaline!
The shiny red frame and futuristic white knobs were fun and useful at the same time, and they entertained me for years.
Well, I have discovered my Etch-a-Sketch app, and the platform is both entertaining and powerful. And, I can't resist writing about the POWr tools I have been using for the last 6 months.
I am a critical reviewer, but you'll find that I write this critique as if I were an excited 5-year-old, gushing over his new toy.
With all the stress, pressure, and time constraints that you confront daily as a blogger and business owner, the POWr Team earns you money and peace of mind. No other tool beats the pricing of POWR, the aesthetics of design, the ease of use, and the immensity of the plugin library.
You are now free from the far more expensive work of a custom web designer, and you are winning new traffic and clients that pay for your work and make the price of POWr tiny. You made an investment, and it returned big time. You can even start for free, but you'll immediately be tempted to upgrade for a negligible cost.
Zen Sharing Attracts Traffic, and Repetitive Sharing Is Annoying
When I started ZipMinis almost four years ago, I was naive about blogging. A steep learning curve awaits you if you begin the venture, but the pain is worth the pleasure.
If you begin, your naivete will be glaring to visitors and may turn them away, but you'll be surprised by how much slack they will lend you. Your page will be littered with the mistakes of a first timer, but your lack of skill is forgivable.
Don't get me wrong, some readers abandoned me immediately. But, unique internet explorers wander sites searching for original content, not dazzling design.
These readers have stuck with me through my learning, and I value and respect them.
They follow me on multiple social networks, and which creates a potential problem in my social media strategy.
New bloggers are tempted to flood social media channels with identical information, language, and style. It is the fastest and easiest way to spread new blog posts. However, glutting Twitter, Google +, and Facebook with your brilliant work turns people away.