5/30/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

May 30, 2014 | Better Writing

You’re a businessperson. You may not think of yourself as a writer, but you know that writing well can boost your results and your career. Naturally, you want to do better. Every week I point you to one or two pieces that I think will teach you something or spark an idea or two. This week I’m pointing you to pieces on focus and increasing your blogging output.

From Jeff Bullas: Are You Focused?

“There is a quote by Winston Churchill that sums up the importance of focus. ‘You will never reach your destination if you stop and throw stones at every dog that barks.’ This applies to bloggers, business, online success and even life. We can be distracted by every opportunity, interest and idea that crosses our path. Every seeming opportunity is not an opportunity. Saying no is often a better option. Achieving your dreams requires a focused vision that is not distracted by every barking dog.”

Wally’s Comment: Staying focused is boring. That’s why people go chasing barking dogs, or squirrels, or shiny objects. But focus is a secret of success, which is why you should do it.

From Noemi Tasarra-Twigg: 6 Things That Will Help You Churn Out More Blog Posts

“I usually don’t like using the phrase ‘churn out’ when it comes to writing, because I feel that it has a negative connotation – when you churn blog posts out, quality might be compromised. Then again, I realize that that is not always the case. If you are deadset on getting lots of work done and delivering quality, you can still churn out as many blog posts as you can – provided you have a system that allows you to meet both points.”

Wally’s Comment: I don’t like the phrase “churning out” either. But there are ideas here that will help you increase the amount of good work that you’re doing.

Sources I Check Regularly

I find the posts and articles that I share with you on The Writer’s Edge in many places. But there are a few that provide insightful pieces again and again. Here they are.

The CopyBlogger Blog


Digital Book World


Becky Robinson’s Weaving Influence