My grandgift and I were drawing together. We were laughing and just loving seeing the colors emerge on the page. Suddenly, my crayon broke in two, as crayons do.
I said laughingly, how wonderful, now we have two red crayons.
I thought that was a seemingly perfect way to handle a change for her. But I was wrong. I mean really wrong. She burst into deep heart wrenching sobs. So much so I just wrapped her in my arms and prayed that all her life there would never be a worse heart break.
I could not console her. She needed something. I could not figure it out what it was.
So why am I telling you this? Because it is a right on example of thinking we are connecting with our readers, when essentially I was bombing. And that did not feel good at all.
So back to my story. What would bring her ease and peace?
I figured out that to her almost 2 year old heart, this was an “owwie”. The crayon was hurt and could not be healed. She could not handle that pain.
Finally not knowing what else to do, I asked her if she would indeed prefer to throw the crayon away. She looked at me with such relief. Did she want to be the one to throw it away? She shook her head yes.
Once that crayon was in the trashcan, she slowly began to smile again.
But this was a great learning lesson for me. I thought I had an answer.
But in reality I had not thought about what she needed.
And that is how we figure out if we are going to blog successfully. Does that make sense to you?
Writing quality content is truly a fascinating way to get to connect with our readers. And if we do not get that right tone or be completely ourselves and genuine, we have lost that reader.
The problem is, how do we know when we are truly doing that?
7 TIPS TO BLOGGING SUCCESS
1.Communication is engagement.
2. Speak in conversation tones
3. Always be a story teller
4. Ask unasked questions that the reader might be thinking as they read your piece.
5. Use great images
6. Use language that is informal and add humor
7. Make the story flow naturally.
When we use these tips, we allow the story to evolve naturally. So it will just flow. And isn’t that what we all want, to participate in something that is fun to read and is easily to understand?
So each time we start to write, ask yourself these questions:
1 Am I solving their problem?
2. Am I engaging my reader?
3. Am I proving value?
Enjoy this journey. It is one not to be missed!
In peace and gratitude,
Founder, success-full-living.com,living one heart -centric moment at a time!