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This routine turns into a habit that helped me to build an effective writing strategy.
Developing a pre-writing routine
When I started writing in 2020, I have this one writing habit that I still possess today. This routine becomes a habit for me that helped me to have the right mindset. It also helped me to produce quality content that helps my readers to have a complete reading output without ruining the flow of the content.
This habit is creating an outline to brainstorm all of my ideas before writing them into a pad. Today, I will share with you how I start producing content and how you can apply this to your writing career.
Before creating content, I always start brainstorming where I write all of my ideas into a blog post that I am going to write. I put all the possible questions of my audience, the ideas that I am going to include in my post, etc.
This helps me to write everything that my audience will need and make sure that my blog post will be good for creating a backlink.
This is helpful if you are going to start a blogging business or pursue SEO. Researching is an important process to confirm my ideas from brainstorming and then prioritize each point of the topics.
This is where SEO also comes in. I always do keyword research before writing and publishing it to my website to make sure that it will reach my target audience and start gaining traffic.
Creating an outline
After doing research, I always create an outline and arrange the topic and subtopics into the correct order. Sometimes, I use chatGPT to assist me with this by asking to create a perfect outline that will suit my audience. Then I edit it based on my preference. But mostly, I create my outline by myself so I know the flow of my post.
Developing a pre-writing routine saves me so much of my time and increases my productivity. This also helps me that I will not miss anything in my content and write a blog post that will help my audience.
Do you also have a pre-writing routine to help you in writing your blog posts?
Mind⁺⁺ Curation List 📖
I love collecting helpful blogs and ideas that will help you as a writer, here is a list of resources that I find useful:
How to Monetize Your Writing Skills Without Becoming a Platform Slave by Alberto Cabas Vidani. It is a long read but worth it to blog to learn how to monetize your content. The blog consists of ideas about building an email list, creating content, and platforms that you can use (depending on your purpose).
I woke up at 5 am every day for the last 6 months by u/kuyastibsk. This user is from Reddit where he shared his morning routine for 6 months. The lessons and his experiences are shared in this post.
1 MONTH ON HIVE | What I learned - What are my future plans - How was my Hive experience? by Norwaylife. He just joined this Web 3.0 platform and enjoyed his stay. Read his experience on Hive after 1 month!
Writing Prompt ✍️
Each week, I will be sending a writing prompt that will help you to become an efficient and productive writer whether it is fiction or non-fiction. Feel free to share your work on Twitter, you can always mention me to let me know that you are participating in the community.
A little reminder, it is not important if you share long content or short post about the prompt. What’s more important is you share your idea and make it a habit.
Prompt: What is your pre-writing routine and how does it help you?
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