Thank you for those that always keep my spirit up!

I began my journey on writing content with the 200 words ability. I struggled and struggled and still struggling. I am now able to write with 600+ words. But that is still a long way to go. Some people here suggest that you need to have 1,200+ words article so that your website can be seen as an authority site.

So that is my new year resolution : To write article with no less than 1,200 words.

Practices make perfect!

Much love for you people in WA!

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Lizat Premium
I wish you all the best and I am learning, now is the 1200 words for the post or for the pages on the website?
Thank you again
alofa lizat
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AriefWibowo Premium
1,200 words are for every post I make.
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RKingsley Premium
Great resolution!
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you!
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SamiWilliams Premium
That is a giant step, and worth striving for as long as the words are meaningful!
Congratulations

Merry Christmas and Happy New Year to you and yours,
Sami
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you so much, Sami. Merry Christmas!
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mrwalt01 Premium
As long as you are in a niche that has your interest it will get easier and easier the more you do it. A word of advice is to find other top blogs in your niche. Study these blogs and cultivate your own ideas from there and I guarantee you that writing will become easier.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you Sean. I am studying authority sites in my niche.
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KatieMac Premium
Keep up the great quest to achieve those goals, when I started out I struggled to get 500 words gets easier as we go along
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AriefWibowo Premium
I have to agree Katie. It is getting easier as I write more.
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gooddogpoky2 Premium
Keep up the good work, AriefWibowo. DAN
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you, Dan. I will.
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Pisquali Premium
That's right Arief, the more you do it the easier it becomes.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you for the support.
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SJB Premium
That is so awesome! Keep it up! :)
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AriefWibowo Premium
I will. Thanks.
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Sheila50 Premium
Hi,
It sure sounds like you have come a long way so far and that is great. Don't stress yourself out over the 1200 words. Take it one day at a time.
Sheila
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you, Sheila. One day at a time sounds good to me.
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AlexEvans Premium
Hi Ariel well done, that is awesome. Don't worry about it too much, I think that many of us struggle with writing and like you say practice makes perfect. Great goal you have set your self.
Alexander
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you so much, Alexander. I will always push my limits.
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2Al Premium
Arief, nice goal for 2016. Keep it up.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thank you.
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soujourner10 Premium
Hi Arief, your post on writing is right on the money. When I was in college writing a 5000 word paper was easy, but that was back in the seventies. So I am sure I would have to practice to get it together again. And I don't have a problem with doing that. And I know that article writing is one way to drive traffic to your site.

But the question I have is wouldn't paid traffic sources be quicker? and are there any good easy to understand strategies showing us how to drive traffic with paid traffic sources like ppc, ppv,facebook, google and bing ads?

Finally, I have also been considering using content curation to get the information that people are looking for. So while I have written a couple of articles that have been published online, I would like to find a quicker way to drive traffic to my site.

And I know that there is no shortage of paid traffic if you know what you are doing. Start small until you find a campaign that works and then scale up.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Well, my site is still at baby stage. The posts only count at 10+. So I am not considering paid traffic now. They would just come and go in an instant. They will see that my posts are to limited to stay for more than 5 minutes.
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RonAlderman Premium
Great goal Arief. It does take time to learn and feel comfortable with your writing. You will get there. I struggled to get past 600 words when I started. The other day I finished one that ended up being over 2400 words. That might be a little too long and may need to be broken up into separate blogs.

But it just goes to show that over time writing becomes more comfortable.

Keep up the great work and you will be where you want to be in no time.
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AriefWibowo Premium
I have to agree with you, Ron. Now I am comfortable to write around 500 words. I just need to read more so I can tell a story better.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Hi Ariel I was the same my first posts were rubbish 100 300 but now I am doing the best wax 2000 but last night was only. 1089 but content was good and it is better to have good content that a load of mean less words - but well done wit your efforts best regards Paul
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thanks Paul. I will do my best to get a good content for my readers.
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paulgoodwin Premium
Good man
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Harrysastar2 Premium
Hi Arief, as you say, practice makes perfect, you'll get there in the end.
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AriefWibowo Premium
Thanks Harry. I will keep on writing.
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JamesGoolsby Premium
Arief,

If your article writing is anything like this post then you are doing an excellent job. :-)
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AriefWibowo Premium
You are too kind, James!
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XinZhang Premium
I am right there with you. Although, it does seem to be getting a little easier the more writing I do.
Best Wishes,
Xin
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AriefWibowo Premium
Yes. The more writing, the easier it becomes. 加油!
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MoritzS Premium
Hey,
don't worry.
That will become naturally for you one day.

It was quite similar for me in the beginning.
Even though I love writing, it is a different thing to write in another language (English is not my native language).
My first page on my site was pretty ridiculous.
Now I am writing between 800 and 1200+ words without a problem.

But sometimes you don't really need to do that.
If you have said everything that needs to be said, then you shouldn't force it and write more just to get those 1200 words.
Don't bore your readers.
Sometimes it can be better to get to the point. ;)

Moritz
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AriefWibowo Premium
Agree. Writing in another language needs its own "plugin". Sometimes I have to switch thinking caps every now and then.
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Everlight Premium
Keep up the good work :) writing in English is indeed a struggle :)
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AriefWibowo Premium
True. I have to practice more!
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