3 Ways to Kick-start Your Content Writing

10-24 hand and pen photoOftentimes the hardest part of writing is sitting down and typing the first few sentences. This week’s roundup will help you banish your writing woes and dive into content writing. Learn how to

  1. Plan a fruitful binge writing session,
  2. Overcome your fear of copywriting by brushing up on the basics, and
  3. Expand your vision of what qualifies as content writing.

 

1. Binge Write

http://www.copyblogger.com/binge-writing/

Tired of the pressure to constantly create new content for your blog, newsletters, or social media outlets? Try binge writing. Copyblogger’s Pamela Wilson explains how to use a 4-part binge writing session to hash out several days worth of content in “Is Content Marketing a Hamster Wheel You Can’t Escape?”

 

2. Brush Up on the Basics of Copywriting

http://blog.hubspot.com/marketing/copywriting-101-content-principles-ht

If you haven’t done much writing since your school days, don’t worry: Barry Feldman will help you brush up on the basics in “Copywriting 101: The Principles of Irresistible Content.” Barry gives you the confidence to face your fear of writing and “slop something onto paper,” while still keeping in mind important principles like being specific and understanding your reader.

 

3. Play “The Content Marketing Game”

Content marketing isn’t just about writing blog posts; it’s a crucial part of all types of social media. Check out this infographic from HRmarketer.com to learn what social media outlets you should include in your content marketing strategy.

 

“Are You Ready to Play the Content Marketing Game?”
Hrmarketer.com | Infographic | Content Marketing: A Game of Skill

 

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What strategies have been most effective for you in content writing? Have you ever tried binge writing?

 

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