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Stop it. Stop feeling sorry for yourself. You might think your problems are special, unique, or impossible for anyone else to understand. But you know what? As writers, we’re all struggling with the same basic problems. You’re not the only one who doesn’t know what kind of writer to become. You’re not the only one who spends hours tinkering with sentences – and still hates them.
Podcasting is the Andy Warhol of content marketing. During the 1950s and 1960s, Warhol created a unique story proposition by exploring the link between art and popular culture. His work was at the forefront of the visual and pop art scene because almost nobody else was doing what he did — and he made much of his best work freely available.
What’s the best way to get interviewees to reveal their expert knowledge on your podcast and provide value to your listeners? For several years, I worked as a radio producer for an Irish national radio station, and I had the opportunity to study master interviewers at work. While researching this article, I found many expert podcasters approach interviews with the same mind ...
Do you hear that? Drip, drip, drip. That’s the sound of sweat falling from a blogger’s brow. Drip, drip, drip. Writing an effective opening is damn hard work. If you don’t hook your reader within the first eight seconds, they’ll click a link and disappear, perhaps forever. Drip, drip, drip. That sound is the difference between an amateur and a professional.
Do you want to publish several great posts a week? Does it take you hours to write just one blog post? Are you looking for a way to finish your posts faster? If you’re starting off as a blogger, it’s frustrating to spend hours on a single blog post when you see others writing more in less time. Fear not.
When you have to create fresh topics for your blog each week, sometimes you just feel stuck. Or maybe you can’t nail down your unique selling proposition that sets your business apart from the competition. Perhaps you’re still wrestling with ideas for your email autoresponder series. All of these issues are completely normal for writers who continuously aim to serve their audiences.