10 Ways You Never Knew Would Make You Write Better And Get More Traffic

Writing IdeasToday I thought I’d write a fun post that would make you curious enough, so firstly, you would click on the title link that leads to this article, secondly you would enjoy (I hope), and thirdly you would want to use those tips next time you write.

We all know that traffic to a blog post is not ALWAYS related to the quality of its content, but it’s also due to the popularity of the blogger, how much he or she puts into the promotion of the post and other factors.

On the other hand, however, content quality is the one thing that will assure constant traffic in the long run, even if you are a popular blogger, and know how to promote your post.

So, without further ado, here are 10 ways you never knew would make you write better and get more traffic to your blog posts.

1)     Be Human and don’t be Afraid of your Flaws

Don’t you hate reading monotonous, lifeless, and void of any personality blog posts?

People love to read from someone that they can recognize as a real human being.  It’s a law of this world that humans tend to relate to other humans and nothing is less attractive than a writer who writes with no feeling and no emotion.

Always put a little bit of who YOU are in your writing, and don’t be afraid to talk about your flaws at times.  People are flawed and like to read about other people’s flaws.

This is a great way to help you write better and bring more traffic to your posts.

2)     Eat Healthy and Get Some Sleep

I know this one might be a surprise for you, but if you don’t eat healthy, and don’t get enough sleep your brain and thinking abilities will be affected, and ultimately it will affect your writing.  Yes, that’s right, especially if you need to write on a regular basis.

The way I see it, a good diet and a good night sleep help for good writing. Don’t under estimate them to help you write your best and attract more traffic to your articles.

3)     Be Honest

You don’t want to be mean and insult people when you write, but you should be honest and bold enough.  In other words, don’t be afraid to tell the truth in your writing.

Wanting to please everybody all the time may make your writing dull and boring at times.  On the other hand, once you are known to be a writer who is honest and tells the truth about things it will help you be a better writer and increase your traffic, because people will always trust what they read from you.

4)     Don’t Be Afraid to Tell What you Think

Now this one could almost be included in the “being honest” section but I think it’s a topic of its own.

Not to be afraid to tell what you think means that you don’t have to agree with everyone all the time.  A good writer usually writes what he or she thinks.  As a matter of fact, you shouldn’t be writing if it wasn’t to tell what you think.

It’s OK not to agree with everyone else if it’s how you feel, and it’s OK to say it as you see it.  It’s actually a great traffic magnet.  Ask the boldest of bloggers and they’ll tell you.

5)     Read Just Before you Write

Writing ideas are  induced be reading.  Yes, that’s a very easy trick.  Especially if you feel that you don’t know what to write about.

Reading before you are due to write is an excellent remedy for the blank page syndrome.  This is due to the fact that the act of reading alone, even if it’s totally unrelated to your topic, will help you to be in a writing mood and turn you into a writing mode.

This will also tend to improve the quality of your articles and bring more traffic to it, of course.

6)     Don’t Worry about Sequence

Don’t get stuck in your writing just because you feel that you have to write your article in sequence. There is no time record when you write. You could write the last paragraph first and the first paragraph last, nobody would ever know.

Write as you please, make your writing flow no matter in what order you write your paragraphs or chapters.  When you’re all done you can rearrange things so the articles flows better.

The less you worry about sequence the better your writing will be, and of course the better for traffic.

7)     Make People Emotional

Emotion is a seller, guys.

This works even if your blog post is not selling a thing.  The post still needs to sell itself, doesn’t it?  You want people read it, right?

People go for what makes them, laugh, cry and feel things that resonate with them.  If you make people FEEL, they will be tempted to come back to read your stuff again and again.

As for helping your writing, making people emotional will help you to really get into what you’re writing like you’re speaking to them one on one.

If you can manage to write as if you were speaking to that one person you have in your head and make them feel something, then you will definitely increase you traffic and become a better writer.

8)     Take Risks

I’ve noticed that at times blog posts that really go viral are posts where the writer has taken a risk.  What do I mean by that?  They decided to write about a topic that wasn’t very popular or that may have had lots controversy, or even a bit unusual.

Whatever niche you might be in, don’t be afraid to take risks when you write. It will boost your writing and attract traffic to your blog post.

9)     Think Value

People are always willing to stop by a valuable blog post or article.

If you write with value in mind you will write useful pieces that will drive more traffic, and it will help you improve your writing as well.

Value calls for good writing because it forces you to write with a purpose which is always a positive factor for writing quality.

10)  Be Funny

Maybe being funny is not your top quality, but if there is anything a bit humorist in you, if you like when people laugh at something you said, then put some of that into your writing.

When a writer uses humor here and there in his article or blog post it’s very inviting for the readers as it makes them smile,  laugh, relax and want to read more.

Learning how to use humor in your writing may help you improve your writing skills and attract people who love that.  Yes, humor is a traffic bringer.

I hope you enjoyed these 10 unusual ways to write that will help you write better and bring more traffic to your blog posts.  Your turn now, let us know what you think down below!

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62 thoughts on “10 Ways You Never Knew Would Make You Write Better And Get More Traffic”

  1. Sylviane, I love this post! I need to learn to take more risks with my blogs and not fear being controversial. Something I must work on. I’m glad to hear you say to be human, Lord knows I am and can make some errors here and there. I am using a new spell checker which I love. (My poor sis could not keep up with all my blog posts). You part of “emotional” really makes me think. That is an excellent point. Something I’m doing more of on my retail site but could use for the blog too. Thanks for this post today and have a wonderful day and week ahead.
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    1. Hi Lisa,

      I’m so glad you like the post.

      I thought that those are points not very often mentioned when it comes to blogging, writing and even bringing traffic. I’m trying to use them myself as much as possible.

      Have a wonderful week!

  2. Hi Sylviane,

    I so agree with these ways mentioned here 🙂

    I think if you just open up and be yourself and do what your heart says – you are doing good. Some of us tend to have unknown fears, or we try to follow a typical pattern, or get carried away and try doing what others are doing, which in a way kills our own creativity and thoughts.

    Taking risks is something we all need to do because then alone can you really know if something is working or not. I agree about the sequence point too, and that’s how I write sometimes as some thoughts that come to mind should be penned right away before they slip by, if you keep them for later, unless you literally write them onto a notepad or paper to use later. Also, as you mentioned – emotions and sentiments DO work well and I think that’s what people most connect to, as I see that on my blog as well.

    Thanks for sharing. Have a nice week ahead 🙂
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    1. Hi Harleena,

      Well, I certainly appreciate your feedback as the writer that you are 🙂

      I think that all writers don’t care too much about sequence and rush to write what comes to mind when it does, or chances are it will be gone forever.

      You’re so right, trying to copy others only takes away our creativity. We should not be afraid to be ourselves and that of course, includes taking risks.

      Thanks for coming by, Harleena and have a great week ahead.

  3. Hey Sylviane,

    I also love this post and think it’s a great reminder of all the things we should consider to improve our writing. I know that getting plenty of sleep and eating right is a biggie although a lot of people don’t really even think about that. lol…

    I’ve learned the hard way to just be yourself and add your own personality in there. I’ve also written some posts as well where I’m sharing that I believe in God and of course I never want to offend anyone because we all have our own beliefs but I’m going to stay true to who I am and what I believe as well.

    I don’t necessarily want to go the controversial route only because I firmly believe the way I believe and I’m not here to convince anyone nor am I here to start any arguments. Those type posts shouldn’t really go that way but for some because they’re so passionate about a certain topic it can get out of hand so I don’t even want to go that direction. I know a lot of people that do though.

    Thanks for these great tips and keep them coming. We all want to continue to improve.

    Hey, enjoy your week girl! 😉

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    1. Hi Adrienne,

      I’m like you, I don’t really want to write things that are overly controversial, political and other things of the sort, but in the meantime, those who do, do get lots of traffic.

      This said, I’m not afraid to write about the opposite of most everyone think, such as when I wrote that French men are not particularly romantic. Yet, we all know that goes against the grain of many 🙂

      Of course keeping our health to the top is essential. No health means no blogging, no writing and no traffic, right?

      Thanks for being here and have a fantastic week!

  4. Hey Sylviane,

    Love your tip #6 – very recently I realized it. I used to be stuck with writing content a lot mainly coz I’d be very conscious about the sequence. My mind is trained to write sequentially and I now realize that it is a huge mistake!

    Thanks so much for all the nice tips 🙂

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    1. Hi Lisa and welcome here.

      I’m so glad I could back up what you’ve found out on your own about sequence in writing.

      Keep up the good work and thanks for coming.

  5. Hey Sylviane,

    I’m always looking to improve my writing and these are definitely some great tips to follow. I know nothing is worse than making your readers yawn as they’re reading your blog posts. If anything you want to put some pizzazz in your writing and my favorite, have posts that make your readers think. When you follow the tips you made, you are actually being human and what greater common denominator than to be this! This will definitely make you a magnet to other people.

    Thanks for sharing!
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    1. Hi Sherman,

      I’m so glad you enjoyed this and agree with those points as you are thriving to improve your writing as we all bloggers should be doing.

      Thanks for coming by and have a great rest of the week.

  6. Great points, Sylviane, and I agree with all of them, though I do tend to think quite a bit about structure before I start writing – personally, I find it helps to have a framework at the outset (though that doesn’t mean I don’t sometimes end up changing things around!)

    I love the way you’ve emphasised things like honesty, saying what you think, and just being ‘human’ – and I especially love your last point. Any writer who makes me laugh or smile gets bonus points 🙂

    You made me smile when I read this, so thanks for that, Sylviane – have a great week (and get plenty of food and sleep between your writing sessions!)

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    1. I Sue,

      Structure is good, of course and doesn’t prevent us to add things that we may later move around. What float your boats is what you should do 🙂

      I love writers that make me laugh. It really makes reading more fun.

      Thank you for coming Sue, and have a great week end.

  7. Hi Sylviane,

    Wow…another post with great tips for my writing skills. I always learn so much and apply it when I come to your blog and I want to sincerely thank you for teaching me.

    I think I need to be a little more funny. Sometimes I shy away from that and get all caught up in the “teaching” part of the post. I have to practice that one because that is how I am naturally.

    Yes, being honest goes a long way. That is one thing I have done from the start because I feel that transparency helps people to know you. If I don’t know something, I would never pretend I do. Just go to Facebook and look at the questions I ask lol.

    The one thing I don’t like doing is politics. I know that is a hot topic and oh boy can I do a whole other blog on that he he. But, there is one thing I never discuss and it is politics and religion. People get too heated and passionate and I’m not comfortable with that. Live and let live!

    I was surprised how eating healthy and getting sleep was in this list. I know it is important to do, but doing it is another problem! Lately I’ve been slacking off with so many changes going on and I can see that I get writer’s block. I’ll be more mindful of that one.

    Thanks again!
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    1. Hi Donna,

      Well, I’m glad you were surprised by at least of of those tips as it’s what the title says. Ways you never knew…would.. A lot of times people forget how eating and sleeping runs the house. That includes the thinking cells we use to write 🙂

      I am always so glad to hear how you appreciate those writing tips, Donna. I really love you for that 🙂

      Yes, you are funny, by the way, so don’t be afraid to use humor in your posts.

      I do not like to talk about politic and religion either. I leave those completely alone, and I don’t really like people who do discuss those things.

      Have a great week ahead!

  8. This is great advice Sylviane!

    The one I need to do more is take risk. I don’t like to cause waves so I tend to avoid controversy. 🙂

    I love how you remind us to be ourselves and accept our flaws. Besides it’s those flaws and mistakes that we learn and grow by. When you couple that with having fun and being funny, people can see the real you coming out of your post and I think that’s great.

    One thing that’s not pushed is getting sleep and eating healthy. It’s true we have to take care of our mind and body so we can keep the creative juices flowing, so glad to see it on your list.

    Thanks for sharing this advice with us. Have a wonderful day and wishing your a wonderful July!
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    1. Hi Corina,

      I don’t think that it’s good to write a post just for the sake of the controversy either, but on the other hand if we want to write about a topic that may turn that way, well so be it. As long as we respect other’s opinions and stay polite, that’s part of blogging life at times.

      As for me I know that if I don’t eat and sleep well I’m a wreck and can’t write, so this is surely in my list.

      I’m glad you could relate to this post and thanks for coming, Corina.

  9. I have to say Sylviane I finally feel after a long time of blogging that I love what I have to say. I think for a while I was going through the motions and now feel like, “hey I can do this” and it can sound like me. I was so scared to just be me and tell it straight and slowly I have incorporated it over time adding bits of humor where I can.

    I think about that when it comes to the images I use for blog posts to get the message across and lighten up the seriousness of it all. Sometimes when I go back and read it, I think, wow, I am glad I did that and the feedback I get makes me laugh too.

    Some posts can be so serious about do this or do that and people leave “themselves” out of the entire post. You shared some good tips I will bookmark and use as a reminder. Great post Sylviane, I loved this.
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    1. Hi Sonia,

      Yes, it does take time to find our voice. I have to say that the same thing has happened to me. With time and experience our writing becomes less stiff, more friendly, more inviting and more fun 🙂

      Your blog is very different from the first time I went there. Lots of improvement :). Thanks for coming by and leaving your thoughts with us.

  10. Hi Sylviane

    I love this post and the tips you have here.

    I am still finding my way with saying what I think. I am not brave enough to be really controversial and I see other people do it and I admire them. I am not referring to people being insulting but rather stating their own beliefs. Remember that whole discussion we had in our group when you had written that Walmart – Target article for your client. The consensus was to not upset anyone – but thinking about it if we always elect to do that we are being a bit wimpy I think.

    Eating well and getting enough sleep are essentials for me. If I am tired I am not creative.

    All of your points are very valid Sylviane.

    Thanks again for another excellent post.

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    1. Hi Sue,

      Well, thanks for bringing up that Walmart-Target article to mind, I had completely forgotten about it when I wrote the post.

      This is an article I could so put on my blog without a problem. It was not insulting to anyone, and I don’t think that Walmart or Target would have cared at all about about it right? But if they had, all the best for me still 🙂

      This is a great illustration of how people are afraid to be controversial in any way, but more times than not it’s their loss.

      Thanks for your feedback and have a great rest of the week.

  11. Hi Syviane,
    This is a great reference for the many points needed to make a successful blog post. I am not a natural writer…more of an artist. I have to work on writing and I do agree reading really helps with the writing.
    I am more comfortable with teaching type blog posts and not so much with the personal story post.
    You do a very good job of intertwining the two. I need to work on many things pertaining to blogging but mostly to put more of my personal side into my blog posts.
    I will keep these points in mind as I write my next blog post. Thanks so much for sharing these tips.
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    1. Hi Tony,

      Ah, I’ve been thinking about you all day as I just finally put my art on Fine Art America, and I have a few questions for you about that by the way. I guess I’ll reach out to you through facebook 🙂

      I think that a lot of new bloggers are shy about putting more of themselves into their posts at first, but as time goes on they tend to get there somehow.

      You are certainly an artist and I love you art. Thanks for coming, Tonya 🙂

  12. Great list! I really think I should print it out and have it around when I’m writing blog posts and such.

    I’m working more and more on being human and putting myself out there. It’s been a good journey, one that causes me to think twice about things, but I’ve enjoyed the feedback when I open my heart on some of those posts.

    Thank you for such a wonderful reminder!
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    1. Hi Jennifer, and nice meeting you, as I don’t think I’ve met you before.

      Yes, blogging is a journey and the more we do it the better we become at it.

      I’m glad you enjoyed this post, and I hope it was helpful.

      Thanks for coming.

  13. Hi Sylviane,

    Great 10 ways to boost our writing skills and generate more traffic.

    All your points are valid and I need to consider them all when writing but point #2 is what I need to improve the most as I am always sleep deprived. I always try to catch up on my business at night time when everyone is sleeping and it is the most productive time for me but the next morning I am sluggish and feel so tired. I do eat healthy but it is the sleep deprive that I need to improve on.

    Thanks Sylviane for a great reminder. Have a great week ahead.

    Be Blessed,

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    1. Hi Neamat,

      Ah that sleep deprivation that so many of us suffer from. at times I am too, but interestingly I need less sleep now than I did 10 years ago. Back then in order to be able to get up at 6:00 AM I had to go to bed no later than 9:30 PM. It was pretty annoying, but that’s how it was. I improved by 2 hours now. I go to bed by 11:00-11:30 and still get up fine at 6.

      I’m sorry that you have to work so late. Maybe you could make arrangements with you family not to intervene for a few hours a day. It could be just a couple of hours a day. I do know that’s not always easy though.

      Take care of yourself and get some rest 🙂

  14. Hey Sylviane,
    I remember before August 21 2012 (when I actually started blogging), I was no where close to writing 100 to 200 words. I took the challenge, got into it and I love it today thanks to reading posts like this

    Now, I can’t say your point #2 is new to me but I was somehow surprised when I red the heading before getting to the details. You are very correct on that

    Like Lisa, I’ll like to take some more risks too 😉

    Thanks for the 10 points.

    Hope you are have a nice week
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    1. Hi Enstine,

      So you are approaching a blogging birthday. We need to watch for that 🙂

      Yes, on this post I wanted to talk about things that people don’t necessarily link to blogging and writing. I’m glad you enjoyed it 🙂

  15. I think writing a blog takes a lot of time and effort to make it interesting and captivating enough that your site will be seen. You have offered some great tips here. I like the last one. Yes, humor is a traffic bringer. The title needs to grab you, then the image and we are trying to write our blog that ties into our business without selling anything. We are getting positive feedback
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    1. Hi Arleen,

      Yes, writing a blog takes time and effort and not only on our blog but the promotion of it such as blog commenting and relationship building as well.

      Humor is definitely a winner with people so it does bring lots of traffic.

      Thank you for coming.

  16. All excellent tips! My two favorites are reading and using emotion. I read a lot and there is plenty of inspiration to be had. Sometimes you don’t even know why one piece of writing is good and another one is not, but if you read a lot you can start to see patterns in what makes something good. I think for new writers though, they have to be careful not to “copy” someone’s style. I remember a long time ago when I wanted to write fiction I used to read a ton of fiction then try to be just like the people I liked. I think it’s a phase every writer goes through but in the end you have to learn what makes good writing but always put yourself into it. That’s why the emotion can help because your emotion is yours and nobody else’s, so if you can interject that, you can have a home run!
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    1. Hi Carol,

      Well, and in your case you are funny too. I remember precisely that in the last post I read from you last week you made me laugh in the post twice.

      I think that this type of humor is really YOU. Even if I didn’t know whose piece I was reading I would recognize it because it’s your style. In other words, I don’t think you have to worry about that anymore. You do have your own style.

      Thanks for coming and happy holidays!

  17. I do agree with you that it doesn’t just take a quality content to be able to gain traffic. These suggestions you tackle are sensible enough to be able to gain more traffic and of course, write a quality content as well.
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  18. Hi Sylviane,

    Sorry for being late here as I was having offline time since the weekend dear 😉

    Indeed, it’s a kind of fun post and reminds me of your first post I’ve come across 😉 Do you remember? It’s at your France travel blog 😉

    I can relate very well to the health tip you have shared Sylviane 🙂 I need it. Else I don’t feel like writing and eats up most of my time. Now I’m much concerned about my health aspects too. I need the thoughts flowing 😀 lol…

    Reading can help a lot for sure dear. I tend to share about things I know and so I feel much comfortable in writing and answering the questions. However it takes a lot of time to research and understand something new too 🙂 But the passion always drive us towards that, no?

    Sometimes I find people who trying to imply them as creatives by following others too Sylviane 🙂 It’s not being themselves, right? Good for ’em. But I feel really bad about it when I find they are just faking it. UGH… Better keep away from such folks.

    Well, Happy 4th of July Sylviane 🙂

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    1. Hi Mayura,

      Don’t worry about being late. I’m so late with my replies these days too.

      I always do appreciate you coming, though, and welcome back online 🙂

      Have a great week!

  19. Hi there Sylviane,

    I spotted the title of this post via your comment on Adrienne Smith’s blog and yes, it made me curious!

    I’m with you 100% on all these points. I put most of them into practice myself, although I must admit that I should improve my eating and sleeping habits… 😉

    I found points 5 and 6 especially interesting. I don’t make a habit of reading before writing but I have noticed that it often kicks my brain in gear and kind of gets me into the ‘zone’.

    I can relate to the point about sequencing too, mainly from a musical standpoint though. I am a songwriter and I have written songs out of sequence so, so, so many times! Very often I’ll come up with the chorus or the ‘hook’ first and then move onto the verses, for example. I have done this on occasion with my blog too but, at the end of the day, it really doesn’t matter how we approach it so long as the end result is the same. As you say, who will know anyway?

    Thanks for putting all these points together, Sylviane. I’m sure that they’ll be a great help to many people, especially for anyone who’s finding their blogging a bit difficult.

    Kind regards,
    Glenn 🙂
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    1. Hi Glen,

      So sorry for this late reply. I am so glad you found me on Adrienne’s blog.

      Wow, you’re a song writer, how interesting. I love songs. I listen to songs on a daily basics. Cam your songs be heard anywhere?

      Thank you for your feedbacks.

  20. “Take Risks” – Maybe you are right, actually the most viewed articles/clips on the internet are the most crazy simple things you can ever imagine.

  21. Hi Sylviane,

    Yes, this is a good title that makes people curious and they want to click to see what is all about. Now, let’s see the advice:

    1. Be human and talk about your flaws.
    I agree with the fact that I am a human being. 🙂 Now, about flaws.. I don’t know. We all have flaws and when you write, some of these flaws will surely emerge. I don’t know if it’s a good idea to talk about them. Well, maybe from time to time. This makes you more … human.

    2. Eat healthy and get some sleep. This may be a surprise for a beginner, indeed. However, after 5-6 months of blogging (even earlier) you will feel the truth in these words. Those who don’t want to see it or don’t care will get a burnout and this will change their attitude.

    3. Be honest? This goes without saying.

    4. Don’t be afraid to tell what you think. Not easy. Not easy at all. A lot of people are afraid to tell what they think. I can see this especially with comments. 80-90% of comments made on blogs are just praise, hymns to the author, worship etc. The hope is that the author (because he or she is a human being) is vulnerable to this and will come to their blog and make a comment etc. This is sad.
    This kind of behavior affects even the best bloggers. It creates unreasonable expectations and a kind of “Oh, Holy Blogger” environment. When somebody makes a comment and tells what he or she thinks, the contrast is so powerful that the comment is sometimes perceived as rude or impolite.

    I think the most important advice can be found at point 7. The ability to induce emotions in the mind of a reader is the mark of a true, authentic writer.
    Ex: When you sent me that message on Facebook telling me that I had made a mistake. I wrote Cafe with two ” f “. You were cute and induced emotions.
    This is a mark of a dedicated writer and was more than enough for me to understand you are authentic.

    Have a nice day
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    1. Hi Silviu,

      Well, let me take this opportunity to tell you that you are one of the best commenters, because, yes, you are polite, but not necessarily trying to please all the way by over agreeing.

      You are so right on when you’re saying that people are so used to pleasing comments that when someone says things in disagreement they are viewed as rude. I’ve seen that ones. It was a BIG blogger, and she was complaining about a comment that according to her was so rude, even wondering if she should or shouldn’t publish it at first. So, listening to her, before I actually read the comment, it sounded SO TERRIBLE. However, when I read it I thought… that’s it? What so terrible about it?

      You see, it was a case of what you’re talking about here 🙂

      When I say talking about your flaws I mean that we don’t have to always trying to appear perfect, that’s it OK to tell that we mess up sometimes.

      Thanks for your frank comment.

  22. Hi Sylviane,

    These are great tips. Many things are common sense, but we have to be reminded sometimes of what we need to do. Unusual ways to better blogging – I think for me it was just deciding to be myself and it was fun. This is top advice and if people listen to it, their writing and blogging will be 100% better. Very cool.

    Thanks for the share,

  23. I love how you naturally put everything into words. I’m am guilty especially with no.2, to eat healthy and get some sleep. I hope I can really follow everything here.

    1. Hi Shaun,

      True, I’ve seen that happened. For the sake of publishing everyday, the posts are very light and give little value. Better post less, but higher quality.

      Thanks for coming.

  24. Tell it girl! This took me forever to get comfortable with and I am glad I did. I think for myself I just wouldn’t allow myself to get comfortable with my writing and tell my story like I knew I could.

    NOW, I just let all hang out and write my story each and every time. I love sharing my experiences and admitting if I like or hate something. But my golden rule is to play nice period. What you put online, stays online and I don’t need to engage in useless drama I see some bloggers get themselves mixed into.

    What I love allot about this post is that you gave tips on just being yourself. So many of us still struggle with this and it can take some writers years to get (myself included). You need to write a book on this Sylviane!
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    1. Hi Sonia,

      Yes, playing it nice, no matter what we say, and even if we want to express our disagreement, is a must. Yes, what is put online, tends to stay there for years… forever.

      I know it took me a long time to be myself as well. Lots of that was due to thinking that “me” wouldn’t interest anyone, but that’s so not true. When we come to this realization it’s such a great improvement.

      Thanks for your input 🙂

  25. You are right about all 10 but I have to say, I think one thing people hardly ever do is being honest about some things online. Like if everyone is blowing horn for a certain product and they don’t like it, they will not say they don’t like it not to look stupid. Unless you say what you think, at the end of the day what good is having an opinion of your own 🙂
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    1. Hi Brankica,

      Well, nice to see you here.

      You are right, honesty isn’t all that common online. As a reader was telling me in his comment last week, all comments tend to agree with the writer, and very few are the ones who will really say what they think, by fear of being viewed a certain way. I know that’s true too.

      By nature I tend to tell it as it is. Recently I read the review of an eBook by the owner and the review was done in such a way that wasn’t attracting to the potential customer, so I said so… oops 🙂 in a nice way, though.

      Thanks for your input, Brankica.

  26. I think it’s important to be yourself and let your personality shine, which goes along with numbers 3 & 4: being honest, and not being afraid to tell people what you think. The most viral articles are usually the most controversial, like you said. For me as well, reading does stir up new ideas to write about, which is always a plus. Thank you for this list Sylviane!
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  27. Thanks Sylviane for sharing this.
    The issue of traffic generation for any online business person cannot be overemphasized, i therefore encourage everyone to utilize every strategy that can pull in more traffic either online or offline.
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