How To Expand An Idea Into A Full-Length Article

Last Update: February 05, 2018

Many a time, when we are all set to write our post in our website, we find ourselves struggling to get started, unable to write even the starting line. For hours, we sit in front of our computer, staring at the blank screen or doing other stuff, pretending we would stumble upon something that would magically break the inertia. We keep on procrastinating when we should have been in the final editing stages of our post. The glimmering of an idea is already there but somehow we are not able to carry it forward to make it more substantial that would enable us write a 2000-word post. Does this sound familiar?

Well, in my experience I have seen that the best way to get the resources for our article is here in our Wealthy Affiliate community itself. What you can do is write a post in your personal blog here on very much the same topic that is brewing in your mind. It need not be long, and a 600-word post would be enough. Do not take the middle path but take a stand in the views expressed in your writing and just publish. Write it in such a way that it whips up a debate or a discussion. I’m sure many of our friends here would chip in with their own views and counterviews on the idea expressed by you. Make sure that you reply back to the comments offered. There will surely be gems in the comments that could well give you the ideas for the post you were intending to write. And a 2000-word post will not be difficult by now. Neat, isn’t it?

By the way, always remember to write the final post in your business blog under a title different from the one you wrote here. Also, rephrase the sentences written here if you intend to write on the same topic. This is because your WA blog post would already have been indexed in Google and you could well be penalised for duplicate content! You know what I mean? Keep rocking!

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DebbieRose Premium
I actually did this with one of my posts and it was very effective. I think writing for our WA blogs is more natural and honest and that comes through when it's put on our business posts...with the appropriate changes.
Debbie
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sukumarth Premium
Yes, we are more natural and honest in our WA blog posts.
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DEversley Premium
Not a bad idea. Thanks for sharing, Sukumar!
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buffetearns Premium
Sukumarth Thank you.

Just to clarify (I still do not have my website yet):

1. Write my post inside WA Using site content? This is a Post.
2. Copy Post to website using different Title and copy the URL whilst inside SiteContent.

Wayne
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sukumarth Premium
Well, apologies for the delay in replying. I was rather preoccupied with a few personal issues and couldn't come here as often as I would love to. To answer to your question, what I meant was create a blog post here in WA first on the topic that you intend to post on your business site when it becomes difficult to write a good-length article because the brain suddenly decides tot go on a vacation. One could create the content from the comments expressed our friends on your post here. Honestly, I don't know how to create a WA blog within SiteContent. Whatever you do, when you write your post in your website, create under a different title, that's what I meant.
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buffetearns Premium
Thanks Sukumarth for your detailed reply....again.

Cheers

Wayne
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Flash4 Premium
I like that idea Sukumarth,
What's brewing my mind heh....have to sort my thoughts out now.
When I write my next blogg it will be in this way, thanks to you.
Watch & wait!!
Cheers Jae
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MarkBa Premium
Great idea!

~Mark
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Memorylaneuk Premium
Great ideas here. Sometimes a blog post here in WA can be expanded into a website blog post. I still have no idea what my next blogpost will be.... well actually I do because it is already written but don't want to publish yet. Don't want Google thinking I post every day !
However what comes next... who knows? but I trust in intuition and know that the next post will be inspired by something I have read here or on other blogs. It not a very practical method I know but it works for me. My last two posts have had more visitors than any previous ones and they were inspired by what other bloggers/ website owners were struggling with.
With Grace and Gratitude
Karen
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
Great idea!!! Sukumarth.

Tried and true

Elaine
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ValerieJoy Premium
Thanks for sharing your idea Sukumar. I hadn't thought about doing that but, as you say, comments can generate ideas to build on.
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sukumarth Premium
Comments can be a great resource for our article. And when we get to hear opposing views expressed by the members on our blog post here, the better and more rounded our ideas will be :)
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MKearns Premium
Great approach. I love to write that way Sukumar
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sukumarth Premium
Our resources are already here. Isn't that so?
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