Millions of people desire to write their book, start their blog, or write for a magazine. Most people don’t know what to write, or simply make excuses for not getting the job done.
In today’s episode, we’re talking about the excuses writers make to not put pen to paper and let the words flow. We’re going to answer these common frustrations and help you get on the road to writing the book or starting a blog of your dreams.
Listen to episode: (0:32:43)
Blogging is a blast. Yet I believe it can be the most effective means to communicate with your audience and create meaningful community.
You desire to help each person connect on a deep level with you and your message. Blogging is an effective way for each person to hear your heart and know that you care. It also gives you an avenue to invest into each person and make each one feel special.
Listen to episode: (0:29:18)
We all have Facebook Instagram and Twitter. These three social media networks are the top ways we communicate. It’s how we get our news and it’s how we socialize.
In today’s episode, I peel back the layers of how I’m using social media to get the word out about what I’m writing. We’re going to dive into some of the different strategies of how you can use social media to take your message to the next level.
Listen to episode: (0:33:08)
Have you dreamed of writing your own book, getting it designed, and ready for sale? Maybe you have the dream but struggle with getting the content together.
I get it, not knowing where to begin handicaps a lot of writers. Maybe you’re consistent with your blog, but writing a book seems like a daunting task. A behemoth mountain you’re not sure you can climb just yet. But, did you know you can write an ebook in 10 minutes without spending lots of money?
If you’ve ever decided it was time to begin writing your blog, you’re right. Today is the best time to begin honing your message and declaring to the world you have something worth saying.
Most new bloggers struggle with finding their particular niche. Getting good quality advice is hard to come by. You browse the internet and remain confused by the vast majority of advice.
When I began this adventure of blogging back in 2009, I had no idea where I wanted to go with it. I knew it would be fun, but I didn’t realize I could change people’s lives through my writing.
Last year, someone came up to me and told me they found something I had written. Now, this wasn’t something on my blog, but something I had given them in one of the bible studies I had led. Tears in her eyes, she said, “Jason, you have no idea what you wrote meant to me. I was having a rough day, and your words were just what I needed.”
As a blogger, I love when I get to look back at what I’ve accomplished in a given year. This past year, I’ve written nearly 120 blog posts. That’s a lot of writing. In fact, it’s so much that I could have written a 75,000-word book. That’s the size of a regular 350-page novel. WOW!
Now that 2016 has come and gone and 2017 is fresh and new, I wanted to take a look back at some of the best blog posts/podcasts episodes I’ve written/recorded last year.
As a writer, I have to be conscious about my thoughts before I begin to write. If you don’t have a clear idea of what you’re going to write, your post will sink without a ripple. Some writers I’ve talked to think you don’t need to, just write and it will be okay.
For some bloggers, it’s difficult to categorize, or even tag. I know this is something that I’ve struggled with over the years. Maybe you’re saying with each post, I don’t know what tag or category to place this post in.
As a writer, I often wonder what my life would be like if I were a character in someone’s novel? Would I be the gallant hero diving in to save the day and get the girl, or would I be the evil and sinister bad guy who wants to rule the world?
The funny thing is, as I’m writing, I often wonder what it would be like to be one of the characters I’m trying to create. Because, I know this will sound weird, in a sense they are real people. They have real hurts, real goals and real obstacles to overcome. I do what I can to help guide their lives, so that they make good choices. Yet, I have some characters that tell me they’re about to make a wrong choice.
Everyone likes to connect. Everyone likes communication. But for a blogger, connection and communication are essential to building a platform. This is where I need you.
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A couple months ago I wrote a post that I was terminating all comments on my blog. The reasoning at the time seemed the right thing to do. Now, a few months later, I’m not sure if that decision was the best for my platform and for you the reader.