Today I let myself get lost over at Copyblogger for a bit. It’s okay though, that was my “better blog” action step for today. (Action step #7 if you’re following along.)
Dreams of living at the library
It reminded me of wandering the library when I was a kid, admiring all the shelves packed full of books, wondering how long it would take to read every one of them and whether or not I could convince my parents to let me live there. (They said no. Repeatedly. I kept asking.)
So much knowledge in one place
Copyblogger has the same effect on me. I try not to hop over to the site unless my RSS reader shows something I already have on my list to learn. That way I’m only reading what I can take action on. But today I just let myself explore their posts on writing in general.
Taking action toward a goal
One of my goals this year is to improve my writing. To do that, I can’t just write more (although that helps!), I’ve also got to continue learning from successful writers. So Copyblogger will be one of my new best friends this year.
Last fall I took Lisbeth Tanz‘s Article Marketing Success Weekend. I don’t consider myself a slacker in article marketing. I’ve completed Ezine Articles’ Hundred Articles in a Hundred Days Challenge and I get decent traffic from my article marketing. But after her class my click through rates went up significantly, and my headlines improved. Be open to learning more. A good teacher can show you your blind spots, what you aren’t doing yet, what you need to stop doing, and make a big difference in the end results you achieve. Because often we just don’t realize what we don’t know!
Here were my favorites
If you’re looking for ways to improve your writing, I recommend these posts/pages over there:
- How to Write An Article in 20 Minutes
- 10 Mental Blocks to Creative Thinking
- 8 Incredibly Simple Ways to Get More People to Read Your Content
- How to Write Magnetic Headlines
What’s your learning goal this year? What are you seeking to improve?