The nuance of selecting the right word
By Shannan Seely
“See, the best interpreters are part linguists, part diplomats. They have to know the politics behind each word,” Danny Hajek, National Public Radio reporter.
Try to put yourself in the shoes of a prospective customer.
How do you want him to feel when he visits and reads the copy on your website? Like you’re speaking directly to him? So he feels like you understand him, can relate to his concerns and have the knowledge to solve his problems?
Do you want him to think, “These people get me!”
Many writers inadvertently fail to foster these feelings online with a prospective customer. Let me explain the three reasons why and how you can fix it. Continue reading Why You’re Not Grabbing Your Reader’s Attention
How’s your blog doing?
Remember in high school when the cheerleaders would spell the letters out loud for the word CONFIDENCE to the crowd? They’d yell “C-O-N … F-I-D … C-O-N-F-I-D-E-N-C-Eeeeeeee!” The cheerleaders wanted people in the stands to join in the chant and encourage their team to victory.
For blogging, I think the word we need to pay attention to is C-O-N-S-I-S-T-E-N-C-Y.
If your company has a blog, and you’re not publishing consistently, then you’re probably:
- Losing followers.
- Missing new leads.
- Losing online authority.
- And your website may be penalized by search engines, including Google, for the lack of fresh content.
Maybe you’re feeling a little regret. A year is almost done and your company has missed the lead generation gusto a regularly published blog can bring.
Do you want a different result next year? Continue reading How to Blog Consistently: Create a Blogging Habit