Imaginary Friends and Other Writing Tricks
I've been slowly going back through the LIve Video Classes, and the class I reviewed today was fresh out of the box on August 8, 2014.
There were a number of interesting points in the class, but one that really caught my attention was one in which Jay (magistudios) suggested writing to a single person - even an imaginary person!
Keepin' it real
Give them a name, an age, a sex, and even a bit of a profile; someone who might be interested in what you were writing about - then write to them. You'll be more likely to toss in a bit of humor or a little folklore to keep your reader engaged, and less likely to be the stilted professor lecturing their class into a coma. (My apologies to any stilted professors who may be reading this ;)
Imaginary audience, real business
Jay also outlined a 5 day planner that made a great deal of sense. You can speed up the timeframe for planning or slow it down based on your schedule, but here's the gist of it:
Day 1... research what people want to know in your niche .
Day 2... 'create' the person you want to write to - your ideal reader
Day 3... write down 10 blog post topics based on your research and your ideal reader
Day 4... schedule days for writing or publishing your 10 posts, and start writing!
- ask a few questions within your content, and provide a few tips. Engage!
Day 5... schedule some fun shares with your Google+ circles / communities
- sync these messages with your posts' publication dates
If you'd like to check out the whole WAbinar, you can find it at https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/defining-...
Now go have some fun with your imaginary playmate. Just be sure to be home before the street lights come on!