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Start with WHY – and Win

List posts have their place, and I know they are good for traffic. I’ve written them, too. But our super-connected world and the constant flow of information seems to be driving us to oversimplify complex subjects and interactions. By creating lists. Lots of lists. In some cases, lists of lists. I’m not against all lists… […]

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Truths About Building Community

If the purpose is to create “a community of bicycle enthusiasts” you need to re-think. You’ve defined who you’re after (bicycle enthusiasts) but not WHY they’ve come and WHAT you hope they’ll do for or be to each other. A better purpose (lens) would be seeking to create “A place where bicycling enthusiasts can share knowledge about the best trails/rides so others can discover and enjoy them, too.”

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Beyond “Know Your Audience” > Writing With Purpose

But I challenge you to go beyond “writing for people interested in marketing” (for instance)… are they neophytes? Experienced but still enthusiastic? Jaded? Bored with the field and seeking new inspiration? A post that would appeal to a neophyte marketer and one that would appeal to the jaded among us are likely very different posts even though both would be written for people interested in marketing.

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Real Writing Help and Support

I just found this new service called eduify. It helps you write faster and smarter, rather like having a writing coach by your side. It’s in beta testing at the moment. Some of the tools include: Finding Quotes, citing sources Creating work cited pages Tutorials & writing examples Checking for Plagiarism Storing, Sharing, Editing documents […]

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