5/2/14: The Writing Edge for Business Writers

May 2, 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 beating that blog slump and how Lee Odden writes.

From ProBlogger: In a Blog Slump? Here’s What to Do

“As I’ve chatted to other bloggers over the years, it’s become apparent that almost everyone goes through a bit of a slump. Some of us bow out quietly, having enjoyed the fun while it lasted. Others leave blogs to stagnate, not knowing what to do so they don’t do anything at all. The rest of us find our groove again somewhere further down the line and are grateful we didn’t quite hit that ‘delete’ button, tempting as it was.”

Wally’s Comment: No, you’re not alone. Every blogger has at least one blog slump. But that doesn’t mean that they’re fun or easy to deal with.

From Demian Farnworth: Here’s How Lee Odden Writes

“He’s appeared in the pages of the Wall Street Journal, The Economist, and the New York Times. He’s presented in Hong Kong, London, San Francisco, and New York City. He is a fixture at annual events like Content Marketing World, Social Media Marketing World, and BlogWorld Expo.”

Wally’s Comment: I love this series on how different writers write. I always get at least one insight or idea to try.

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