Notebooks, or rather, the act of writing in them, has been proven again and again to positively impact our productivity. From improving our memory to organising our chaotic thoughts, there are few devices or gadgets quite as versatile or reliable as the humble notebook.
We may enjoy using stationary at home and in our downtime, such as the hundreds of thousands of self-proclaimed #stationeryaddicts on Instagram, but with the typical workplace found to be exceedingly distracting to the average employee, you may see beneficial effects on your focus and productivity from working alongside it as well.
Have you seen the list of 2017 finalists and winners of the Content Marketing Awards?
For content marketers, it’s a mandatory resource to explore. As you read through the entries of the finalists, you’ll notice some patterns. Award-winning content serves the audience. It is bold, clear, and creative.
An Open Letter to Men from Female Runners was chosen as the winner in the category Best Feature Article – Digital. At first sight, it looks like a simple publication based on personal experience.
Ask any writer or marketer what’s the most important piece of your content, and most of them are likely to say the headline. There are good reasons for this:
The headline is your one chance to hook your reader
Five times as many people will read your headline than the content within
Without a good headline, the rest of your content won’t matter (because no one will read it!)
Starting a blog is easy.
Attract readers, not so much. In the blogs that I audit, comes a few cases a moment of great sincerity in which I usually listen: “The truth is that I think nobody reads my blog.”
As a blog author, the fear of not being read is surely one of the most common. But when the statistics come and show you that your fears are coming true, you always have a bad time. Perhaps this explains why the blog dropout rate is so high in novice bloggers.
So, you are a proud blog owner. You write about your passions and the things you love most.
You want to help other people.
This means you are completely aware of what blog traffic means and how important it is if you want your blog to be successful.
The more traffic you have, the more popular your blog becomes, and your audience grows bigger.
But things don’t just happen overnight. You need more than passion to boost your blog’s traffic.
Let’s say, you are a true and honest person that always seem to communicate your message properly when speaking to people.
Does the same happen when you write a blog post?
Do you believe what you are writing and does your readers?
This is important to understand, because being able to be convincing in your writing is crucial for any blogger.