Speedlinking – The Write Way

by derek on March 24, 2008 · 5 comments

Over the last couple of weeks the Speedlinking series has focused on the basics of blogging and the 5 steps to blog success.
This edition of Speedlinking will continue along this theme of posts and focus on a few posts that discuss writing – whether it be how to continuously come up with ideas for blog content or a discussion of writing for another blog as a freelancer.
1. Sonia Simone discusses reaching a content plateau and provides 3 Sure-Fire Steps for Beating the Boring Content Blues. Sonia has provided a great blueprint for getting yourself into the proper state of mind and to a point where the quality content will come much easier than it might right now.
2. Damien Riley recently participated in a 4×4 writing project and shared his Ways to Foster Inspiration for Your Writing. As Damien points out, there are numerous influences on your life that can impact your writing that might not always be apparent.
3. One influence that can really impair your writing is stress. While not necessarily focused on writing, I do think that Melanie’s 15 Effective Stress Banishing Tips can help clear your mind and help you improve the quality of your writing. I’ve noticed this in my own writing as some of my more disappointing posts have been at times when I was struggling with stress.
4. Michael Kwan knows a thing or two about writing – it is his livelihood after all – and recently discussed Three Reasons It’s Easier Blogging for Others. Often times the struggle people have with writing is coming up with ideas, which is where Michael explains that the structure, or direction, involved with freelancing can make the process easier.
5. Speaking of ideas for content, Graham Jones shared a few tips on How to have a Constant Stream of Blogging Ideas. This Speedlinking series is part of my blogging plan and I can say that having at least one day with a known theme or topic is very helpful.
As blog authors, we all recognize the importance of writing quality content and have likely all struggled with our writing at one time or another. Hopefully the links above will help you build a plan around your approach to writing and help you produce top-notch content without an increase in stress.

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Mel T March 25, 2008 at 6:53 am

Hi Derek,
Thank you for including my post. You are so right, stress can be such a huge factor inhibiting our creativity.


Guy M'Naghten March 25, 2008 at 9:26 am

Thanks for the tips and links. I think one of the main problems bloggers face is burnout and writer’s block. There are some times I have to step away from blogging for a week or so because of this. I think this post will help a bit.


derek March 25, 2008 at 9:52 am

@Mel :: You’re welcome, and thank you for the great post on how to beat stress.
@Guy :: No problem. Be sure to check out my Back to Basics post as I shared a great post from Michael Kwan related to burnout and discussed it here when I hit the blogging wall as well.


Steve Elliott April 3, 2008 at 3:05 pm

Let’s face it, some of us are less creative and will never be exceptional writers. The only hope is that you find a niche that really blows you away and you get the inspiration to share with others.
If not, when all else fails, you definitely need the 15 tips on stress busting….if you have not already smashed your PC into a hundred small pieces!


Eva White June 30, 2008 at 5:54 am

Its good to know that I am not the only one having trouble thinking up new topics to write on.
Eva Whites last blog post..First Pregnant Man


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