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Hi warriors.

I just got an email from a new syndication partner of mine. Here's what she said:

Great! maybe say something about what inspired you to start writing. maybe share some books that you have read and where you have gained your insight from?

I need a little more on your page, something that will make people want to visit your blog. So imagine you are putting an advert in a magazine. How would you sell your self and your blog. Why should people want to read your blog.

Just some more ideas for you to think about....




What should I write? Any ideas?



Thanks,
Alfonso
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    i'd say something where i got my exoertise from, e.g. or an ah-ha momen which made the difference
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  • Profile picture of the author rosetrees
    She's told you what she wants to know. If you can't write about what she's asking you to write about, then maybe you aren't the right partner for her.
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  • Profile picture of the author Marc Rodill
    Carol is kind of blunt but she's right. This person wants to know what inspired you to write. She wants to know what books you've read that you love.

    But if that doesn't get you juiced up, write about something that you really believe in, and put some emotion and enthusiasm behind your words.

    That's always best.

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    Originally Posted by Alfonso_Montenegro View Post


    I just got an email from a new syndication partner of mine. Here's what she said: Great! maybe say something about what inspired you to start writing . . .

    Originally Posted by Alfonso_Montenegro View Post


    What should I write? Any ideas?

    Thanks,
    Alfonso

    Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you're obviously not cut out to be a writer Alfonso. Writers are inspired and don't need advice.





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    • Profile picture of the author HeySal
      Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

      Sorry to be the bearer of bad news but you're obviously not cut out to be a writer Alfonso.

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      That's really not fair. A lot of very excellent writers were a little dumbfounded when starting out. It's especially hard when being in a position to have to write about yourself for the first time - a major cause of writer's block. That's not when you quit writing - that's when you learn to get rid of writer's block.
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      • Profile picture of the author Horny Devil
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        Originally Posted by HeySal View Post

        That's really not fair. A lot of very excellent writers were a little dumbfounded when starting out. It's especially hard when being in a position to have to write about yourself for the first time - a major cause of writer's block. That's not when you quit writing - that's when you learn to get rid of writer's block.
        You're entitled to your opinion. It's a hard world out there in the writers jungle and only the toughest and best survive and get to achieve serious rewards.

        Natural gifted writing is an inherent skill from your salad days, not learned in later life.

        The majority who do attempt to acquire those skills in later life, as a career, are inevitably those who remain on the bottom few rungs of the earnings ladder, with some exceptions of course.

        Maybe the OP will strike lucky and make it, who knows. But for every successful writer there are tens of thousands of poor writers and failures. There are many easier vocations to pursue.

        I speak from vast experience but again, you're entitled to your personal opinion. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. Like I said, it's a hard world out there.
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        • Profile picture of the author HeySal
          Originally Posted by Horny Devil View Post

          You're entitled to your opinion. It's a hard world out there in the writers jungle and only the toughest and best survive and get to achieve serious rewards.

          Natural gifted writing is an inherent skill from your salad days, not learned in later life.

          The majority who do attempt to acquire those skills in later life, as a career, are inevitably those who remain on the bottom few rungs of the earnings ladder, with some exceptions of course.

          Maybe the OP will strike lucky and make it, who knows. But for every successful writer there are tens of thousands of poor writers and failures. There are many easier vocations to pursue.

          I speak from vast experience but again, you're entitled to your personal opinion. Sometimes you have to be cruel to be kind. Like I said, it's a hard world out there.
          You might speak from "vast experience" - but I have taught writing at the college level. I have seen some really good writers freeze when they are disoriented by new circumstances. I've seen some of the best stumble with writer's block.

          I won't go so far as to disagree with you that it's a tough field. Many don't have it in the first place. Some only get so far. Some just fall flat.

          It's not for me to judge who will thaw out of a freeze and who won't. I know how to beat a writer's block and will share those methods before I would smack someone in the face and tell them "you ain't it, kid." I've never seen his writing. That would be severely pompous and self serving. I've made my suggestion to get him past his writer's block and the chips will fall where they will - but I wish him luck, nonetheless. He's an adult. He'll know soon enough if it's for him or not.
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  • Profile picture of the author HeySal
    Ask yourself the important questions - why am I online - what do I want people to know and what makes me the expert? What clicked inside of me to make me pursue becoming that expert?

    Take a walk and let your mind wander. It will work on answering these questions for you. Just let it simmer for awhile. You will be surprised how easily you will answer those questions.
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  • Profile picture of the author Broyde
    Alfonso, just answer her questions...take a little bit of time and brainstorm multiple answers to each question. Answer each question maybe even indirectly...but always honestly. Have fun with it... don't let it stress you out. I think that the personal questions are the hardest to answer because maybe you dont feel as if you are an exciting person.

    How about this... if you still need help, talk to someone (read about someone) who writes resumes, or does interviews to find out what to say and how to say it.
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    Is there something that you've done that really has helped you, or something that 'clicked' that increased your success, or someone that you spoke to who told you something that changed your business, or something you read on here that changed things?
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