“People become successful when they learn how to balance doing what they love with doing what they have to do.
Whether they feel like it or not.”
_ Shannon Ashley
writing is valuable and enjoyable. And value is a function of cost.
When you found it useful and simple, then it means a lot of work has gone into it.
Over the last few weeks I have endeavored to follow through on an advice from a blogger I so much respect, Tom Kuegler.
In one of the emails I received from him, he wrote:
“You have to write quality stuff now.”
As brief as that may seem it’s got a lot to it. It means you have to write well refined and credible articles.
And that is at a cost.
The Cost Of A Valuable Article.
“It takes some serious effort to create great stuff. That article that is so easy for them to read, is actually really difficult for you to create.”
_ Neil Patel
It pays to write something worth the reader’s time and money.
But good writing, just like a well written book, doesn’t come easy.
But we’ve no choice than to do the right thing because it’s the right thing to do.
There are two solid cost to those kind of articles. If you want to write one, here they are:
Great writing comes from solid research.
This is where credibility comes from.
A post with credibility is one with information that you can use as a basis of action or a decision.
And such credibility comes from a careful study of research findings on the subject matter.
Here is one of such sources you can trust for research findings.
2. You Have To “Kill Your Darlings“.
“Kill your darlings, kill your darlings, even when it breaks your egocentric little scribbler’s heart, kill your darlings.”
_ Steven King
Most of the times, some of your best stories will need to be used as manures for a single post.
And, that takes a lot of work. It’s close to being a sacrifice. Where the “blood” of four to five stories serves as a peace offering for one post.
That isn’t easy. Buh it’s worth it all.
Sam Smith, a singer and song writer, once said in an interview with Ellen DeGeneres:
“I write all the time. And I have a theory that for every one song, there’s about 10 songs that go into it. It’s like a journey that go into that one song.”
Easy-to-read articles are not without cost. But it’s worth it all.
To all the bloggers out there, I want to appreciate you for taking so much time and effort doing good to the world.
Your comments, questions, are welcome under the comment section below.
The favorite gift you can do for me is to tell me what your own cost in creating your awesome articles are. I will be so glad if you do down here👇.