What to Say, What to Say

November 19, 2013 Stephany Toman permalink

Old typewriterWhite page syndrome can strike even the most seasoned wordsmiths, and when it does, it paralyzes. Suddenly creative minds draw blanks, the cursor flashes incessantly at the top of what should be an easy-peasy piece of content and ideas simply refuse to materialize.

It’s no fun when this happens, we know this. And if you’re a person who would rather have small shards of glass removed from the bottom of their feet than actually write a blog post, this happens a lot. In fact, most people just don’t enjoy writing at all, they only do it if they’re forced to.

But you can do this, and all you need to do is break it all down to smaller parts and to remember that you are the expert on your subject. You may not consider the fact that nobody knows as much about skin care, or taming tresses, or the wonders of massage and its therapeutic benefits as you do, but you do.

You are trained to know your stuff. Your salon or spa or massage practice is what you do, which gives you limitless insight and a deep well of material from which to pull article ideas.

Think ‘small pieces’, and then let your brain go to town. Blog posts are a way to share snippets of information with your audience in digestible (read ‘NOT huge’) chunks. Think ‘Preventing Flyaway Winter Hair’ vs ‘The History of Hairstyles in the 20th Century’ when it comes to topics. Think ‘Three Tips for Cool Weather Skin Care’ vs ‘The Importance of Balanced Nutrition In the Ongoing Pursuit of Gorgeous Skin’. Think ‘The Power of the Breath’ vs ‘A Treatise on Massage Modalities, 1717-2013’.

You get my point.

A targeted, concise (which I could use practice with, right?) paragraph or two will go a long way. You’ll have crafted a helpful article that your blog readers will want to read. The good news is once you’ve established your groove, you’ll enjoy visitors who come back again and again to see what you have to say.

Another bonus of writing blog articles? They help your ranking when it comes to being found on the web. Search engines love regular, fresh content, so you’ll be rewarded over time with ranking as well.

So, have fun with this, and know if you ever get stuck for ideas or just a little nudge in the right direction, we’re right here to help!

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