Today’s task was to write for 30 minutes straight and do so on a timer (Lesson 6, Phase 3): https://my.wealthyaffiliate.com/training/wa-affiliate-bootcamp-giving-your-site-social-value-phase-3/power-writing-gone-wild How did you do? Would love to hear your results and what you learned during this power writing exercise. Periodically spending 30 minutes doing some power writing will lead to much more efficiency within your content creation in both the short and long term. Highly beneficial stuff! Leave your feedback below!
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Wealth2018 Premium
My 30 minute challenge was all about creating an outline for upcoming blogs that I had been stumbling with. I now have a clear path where I want to go in the coming months. So while I didn't really create content, the outline is very extensive and took me awhile to put together and has given me some excitement and motivation.

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Mary Ann
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billy947 Premium
Hello Mary Ann;
Hope all is well where you are. Wishing you all the best in all your endeavors with WA.

Bill
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Wealth2018 Premium
Thanks Bill! I wish you well also!

Mary Ann
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kenfi Premium
Hi everyone, I enjoyed doing that exercise even if I did not make more than a page. It gave me the ability to make and article in least than two hours. Since I started the bootcamp training, I had never wrote an article in least than two hours. It usually takes me a lot of time to write to do it but because of that exercise, I know that I can improve my ability.
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haroda Premium
It is a great exercise. I didn't finish an article in 30 minutes. My article was a product review. I wrote about 300 words. =( For my article, I spent half of time researching so there was about maybe 15 minutes of writing while researching. I want more technical information to back up my thoughts and search for the positive and negative aspect of the product.

I guess more practice over time will help with my research as well as writing.
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louiseguil22 Premium
I must admit I'm Not the greatest power writer after all *facepalm*. I tried to make it half an hour but it ended up being about three to get a 2000 word post published. In between all the distractions of children and school runs and housework.
I suppose that's both the good and the bad thing about trying to work from home, because you're there to catch up on all these things but sometimes it can get a little distracting!
I will try and work on this though, as I just wish I could finish a post in half an hour I would have so much content! :D
Thanks for reading,
Louise x
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btwilkins Premium
I managed to hit 1500 words which was more or less what I was aiming for! I had to go back and add a bit extra to make it ready to publish though afterwards.
I can't believe I did that in 30 minutes! Usually the creation of a new blog post is my 'big task' for the day but in reality it can be done SO MUCH faster than I thought.
Crazy, that has completely changed my mindset.
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RDulloo Premium
WOW!! Way to go!! I think when I did this exercise, I only made it to 700-800 words. 1500 words is definitely record-breaking... :) It's amazing what we can do when we focus and and put our mind to it.
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btwilkins Premium
I was lucky because I was writing about something that I had a lot of experience writing about, if that makes sense. But for sure has changed my perceptions!
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billy947 Premium
Very good Ben;
Hope all your posts can be that fast. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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btwilkins Premium
Thanks Bill!
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DonnieK2 Premium
It is being reported that I typed just over 700 (710) words in 30 minutes which I felt I would be around the 500 word mark before I started. I felt great while typing since I didn't let my one bad part of my whole day be the reason I could not work and enjoy this task. Besides, it was how my day ended that had me enjoying this personal competition. Can't say that I won or lost but I did enjoy participating!
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RDulloo Premium
Great to hear Donnie. Sounds like you've surpassed your expectations and it just proves that you can do A LOT when you set your mind to it.. :)
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DonnieK2 Premium
I am just looking to repeat those numbers in the coming post, are at least be around that 700 number and building.
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albear Premium
I didn't do to good. only around the 450 word mark. I knew before I started I was a slow two finger typist but since I am retired being fast is not on my schedule. I've noticed that when I'm typing an idea and another idea pops up, I try to add that too somehow. I guess my writing is more spontaneous.
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RDulloo Premium
Don't worry about it... :) What's important here is to practice. I think you've still done a good job.

It's better to be slow at something and still getting it done than not getting it done at all..

Keep going. You're doing great.
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ChrisCee1028 Premium
Apparently I've managed to write 457 words (in exact) for the topic that I've chosen in 30 minutes time!

Although I didn't really complete the whole guide, but I managed to achieve 1/3 for the total word count for my entire post. My target word count is 1500 words or more, loaded with helpful content relevant to my topic.

OMG, I can't believe my writing speed & productivity has improved tremendously! At this rate, I can probably complete my entire post within 3-4 hours (with all the necessary checking) & attempts to "perfecting" the post. :D

Alright that's all WA folks, maximizing productivity is the way to go in producing helpful & quality content from NOW onward.

Regards,
ChrisC.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Chris;
3 or 4 hrs for a post is still great for a whole post. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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ChrisCee1028 Premium
Thanks Billy, after reading the comments posted by other WA friends, I've noticed that I'm seriously lacking behind.

There's still a lot of room for improvement. The fact that, I usually spend too much time on researching about my topics and delayed in creating my content.

I'm an analyzer, a chronic procrastinator.
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Stella741 Premium
One thing I find is that Dragon's voice recognition software is what Kyle uses. You simply speak to your computer whilst in MS Word and the words appear on the screen. You edit it afterwards. It also takes note of your accent if you have one. (Hopefully, not too thick and heavy!).

They have a demo of version 15. It's expensive, but we can only write so fast!

I'm thinking of the time we'd all save so we can submit our sites to Bing, do PPC ads, contribute in the Comments Section, share our posts to Social Media, follow the training, etc.

There should be life to live as well as WA (although I WA is fabulous...!) you know, folks.

We speak at least 3 time as fast as we write...So it may be a wee dent in our pockets to afford it, but it is well worth the investment, don't you think?
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Robert-A Premium
There are other speech to text and text to speech and have been around for a few years now.
They are especially useful for people with a disability in those areas.
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Stella741 Premium
A disability? While I understand that speech recognition software can be useful for such like, I am specifically referring to speeding up the WA content writing workload.

Whether disabled or able-bodied.

Apart from that, could you recommend some examples as I would like to buy quality software that doesn't cost the earth.

Thanks...
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Stella741 Premium
Voice recognition software is also used in the legal profession to enable secretaries carry out their workload more efficiently...

I understand that it is also useful for disabled people, but anyone can use them - especially when they are in the publishing field.
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Robert-A Premium
Will send you a PM coz the WA system doesn't allow Numbers/Symbols etc in in links
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craigbreeze Premium
Well did better than I thought I would, only a 2 finger typer, and always seem to hit two letters instead of one, but managed to put 700 words on the table, so not to bad for an old truck driver.

Here is the post I wrote hope you enjoy

https://affiliatemarketschool.com/is-working-from-home-for-you

Cheers

Craig
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HeidiY Premium
Well done Craig, see you can teach an old dog :)
I've said it before and I'll say it again I love your writing style.
Best wishes to you.
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billy947 Premium
Well written Craig. Left a comment.
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craigbreeze Premium
Thank you for your kind words, and cheers for the comment

Craig
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craigbreeze Premium
Yes you can teach them new tricks it just much longer lol lol

Thank you for your kind words, thinking I might just send you all my posts from now on :)))), if you keep this up I might start thinking I can do this lol lol

Kind Regards

Craig
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HeidiY Premium
Oh I know a good thing when I see it, just jumping on your coat tails for the rise to the top.
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HeidiY Premium
Well that was interesting. I felt quite rushed and didn't really think about the direction my content was taking. I stayed on track enough to be able to use it with some further editing.

Managed 1402 words in the 30 minutes. Have now spent a further 30 minutes adding to it, rounding off each section and adding the conclusion for a final 2333 word article.

Still needs images and affiliate links inserted but I should have it finished in about a further 30 minutes.

So not bad 1 1/2 hours from nothing (just the keyword chosen) to a finished published article.

Not sure I particularly enjoyed this style of speed writing, but it was an interesting experiment and did reinforce that I could knock out a blog every night after work, if I wasn't too fussy about the quality.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Heidi;
So take the time and make it a great post, maybe 3 hrs instead of 2 hrs :) Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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HeidiY Premium
Thanks Bill, I think I’ll go back to how I normally write, it might take me a little longer but I like the finished product better :)

Hope your site is going great guns
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AllanSiegel Premium
Writing like this gave me a sense of freedom, although the content would need quite a bit of editing if it were to be published. I wrote four short pieces, averaging about 175 words per topic.

Overall, it brought me to places I haven't either thought about or written about before. I have been wanting to write a book for a number of years, and some of these short writings could easily be embellished for inclusion in my future book writing.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Allen;
That sounds good, keep up the good work. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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AllanSiegel Premium
Thanks for the encouragement. May you have great success in your entrepreneurial journey.
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Bonfan Premium
Well, I did better than I thought I would. I have a new affiliate program to write about. I can't post it yet because I haven't been approved yet. I got about 725 words. The rush was cool and I did produce a higher volume then when I wrote things untimed so I may have to use this technique going forward. It was a great exercise.

What it made me do was write without thinking about proper sentence structure. Basically, I just kept writing throwing everything out I could and thinking I could go back and repair things.

Fixing sentences etc would put me well over the 30 minutes but again it was an eye opener.
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billy947 Premium
That good Aaron, now when you fix it up, sentence wise and with pictures, you will have another post to put out there.
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JoBotha Premium
Wow, what a rush! I had been stalling for almost a week to do my power writing exercise because I was scared that I would not be able to do well. After getting a bit of motivation from one of the WA members, I went ahead and just did it...

I wrote a total of 819 words in 30 minutes and I think the content I created might be some of the best yet.

Good to work under pressure, I will use this technique again and again in future!
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billy947 Premium
Hello Jo;
Glad to hear you are doing well in this exercise. This is the way a lot of posts are made. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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JoBotha Premium
Thank you Bill!

Your newest follower... :-)
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billy947 Premium
It takes time, for people to get to know and trust you.
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MVeronicaG Premium
I wrote 400 words in 30 minutes and finished the article with almost 900 words in one hour and a half.
I edited it, added some images and published it in 3 hours.
It was a great exercise.
Sometimes, I have spent a whole week writing an article.
Now I realize that it´s possible to write one article every day
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Stella741 Premium
Well done Veronica. The Power Writing Incentive is so useful!
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billy947 Premium
Hi Maria Veronica;
I've been told, you should have at least 3 posts a week at around 2000 words. Keep up the good work. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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MVeronicaG Premium
Thank you, Stella
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MVeronicaG Premium
Thank you, Billy
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PeterN1843 Premium
That's great Veronica! :)
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Genelda Premium
I did the 30-minute timer and I have to say I was nervous at first. Well! Well! Not too bad, I ended up with 2 different articles for my blogroll. It was roughly just under 2,200 words total for both.

AND no, I have not published them yet because I need to edit them first and add pretty images. :)
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billy947 Premium
Hi Genelda;
This is the way to do it, now all you have to produce about 3 of them a week. Best of luck.

Bill
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onmyownterms Premium
I created a WA blog, which will be posted in a couple of days. I was able to write 1200 words in 30 minutes. The blog talks about factors that contribute to my content creation speed. I'll link to it here once it goes up (I'm usually a couple of days ahead in the lessons from when I actually blog about them in my case study.)
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billy947 Premium
Hi Mel;
1200 words in 30 minutes is great. All you will have to do is put some pictures, check the spelling and grammar and you will have another post. Well done.

Bill
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onmyownterms Premium
No spelling or grammar errors found. It's a WA blog post, so I've already got pics I use for it.
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baritonetom Premium
I was able write just over six hundred words. So I went ahead and added another couple of hundred and went ahead and published it on my wisehealthwealth.com site with added pictures and links to a product page. I do believe I can do better, though.
It was a good exercise.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Tom;
That's the way to do it, one a day and you could have almost 365 posts. That would be awesome. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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JoshRamsey Premium
I was able to write 846 words in the 30 minute time limit. Some of it is usable, some of it needs more work and research, but overall I think this is a great exercise either way.

I may even turn it into a fun daily game: "Can I beat yesterday's word count?"
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verna8767 Premium
Maybe I misunderstood the task. I thought this was a task to practice writing, but most seem to have thought it was to write an actual article they could cost on their site.
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billy947 Premium
Hi Josh;
This is great, you know how many posts you can have just by doing this everyday? Wishing you the best of luck.

Bill
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I completed and edited three writing segments. I did complete more than I thought I would be able to do in 25.6 minutes. I had my ideas written in front of me (basic titles only) and when fro there. I was easier than I thought it would be. However, I must stated that the content was not what I would public but was a good draft.
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verna8767 Premium
I completed my power writing for 30 minute. I was able to write a total of 691 words in that time. I thought that what I was able to accomplish was fairly good. However, I wrote about something that happened in my life so I was very familiar with the topic and it was easy to write.

That being said, I don't think I can compare it to my content writing. First, I didn't have to take any time to research the topic because I was already well versed in it.

With content writing I have to research at least three articles and become familiar with them in a short period of time. Then I take bullet notes and then I have to turn those bullets into a well written full article. Then I have to create or locate appropriate images for that content.

It usually takes me about a week to complete one article and longer if I am doing a product review. My posts are usually from 1300 to 1600 words and my product reviews are 2500 to 3100 words. I think my WA review almost 4000 words.

I try to put a lot of valuable information in my articles and I don't think I can do that with 400-500 words. So while, I think the power writing was successful for the sake of taking the test, I don't feel it actually helped me shave off any time for how long it takes me to complete an article for my site.
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PaulHuggins1 Premium
I wrote 737 words. That's about average for me. I have written more and have written less in that amount of time when excited. I felt a bit more focused this time.
With my silly streak engaged, I usually have to do quite a bit of editing but not this time. I actually thought we were to post the writing itself. I will probably post it on my profile blog. I am a serial 'stop writing and edit' 'er. So this kind of exercise is good for me.

Oh, this silly little cartoon was on the timer site when it ran out. I am not sure if we all got the same one, but it was hilarious to me this morning.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Folks!

I was testing my writing as asked in this lesson, as came up to 1055 words.

Keeping in mind that I need also to do some researchers and corrections in the same time, I was actually surprised about it and I am really satisfied with my result.

The training is about Call to Action and I am going to post it here in WA as soon I am finished with it.

I hope it will be informative and helpful.
Stay tuned.

Best regards and thanks to Kyle for proposing the test.
It is a great exercise.
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verna8767 Premium
Wow! That was a fantastic number of words to write in only 30 minutes. Did you do this without doing any research prior to your writing? Were you already familiar with the subject of "Call to Action" and therefore could easily write about it?

I always have to research first before I write, so I just wrote about something dealing with myself since I am familiar with "me" and it was easy to write about, but I still only wrote about half of what you did.
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Igor13 Premium
Hi Verna.

Thanks for your reply.
Normally it is just my typing speed. Sometimes, I prepare my self before writing with doing some pre-researches and then i re-write prepared text.

Contrary, If I am very familiar with the topic, then I write straight out of my head.

Also, after writing it I am checking the spelling and grammar mistakes. So, in total, if I add these other pre or post actions, the total time is obviously longer.

Sometimes, I need a couple of hours for one article of let's say 1500-2000 words.

Also, important issues are my mood. If I feel well and I am well concentrated, it can go faster, if not slower.

Finally, my writing speed was not that good before. I have practiced also offline and it is actually all about writing.

Practicing writing helps a lot, indeed.

For example, I prepared one book for my passion astrology, of approx. 60 pages A4 format, but didn't edit it yet and not published as well.

But, to write it, it helped me a lot in writing speed and writing in general.

Remember, this was a test. So, I wanted to test myself and gave my best. Normally, I would need little longer.

Best regards!
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verna8767 Premium
I agree that practicing writing does help. I'm trying to cut the time down that it takes me to actually complete my articles because I have so many other things to do.
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Igor13 Premium
Yes, that is always a struggle. With practice, you will get better and faster in writing.
To speed up the process you can also hire somebody to write for you. There are many sites online offering such service.
Google it and you will find many.
The best way is to write by yourself because that way you identify yourself with your work and you know better the topic.

Best regards!
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verna8767 Premium
I tried the freelancers, but haven't been satisfied with the results and the better writers costs a lot. So, I just stayed with writing my own articles.

I'll eventually get to the point where I can do all the extra stuff faster.
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Igor13 Premium
Exactly. It is great to write by yourself. It is best original content. I always feel great when I finish my article.

Keep up the good work!
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NormanS1 Premium
I am definitely not a writing machine, but I did improve my production by over 25% over a good pace. A good pace is better than my average I believe. I think I wrote about 40% over my average. I type with one finger . I will definitely do this exercise again and again to see what more I can do. Thanks Kyle for a great idea.
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ceplan Premium
I am not really a writing machine.
I handwrite during 26 minutes close to 400 words, can't really do better at this time because I didn't have any more ideas. It takes me several hours to build a post.
Between the title, topics, photo search, grammar corrections and my normal slowness.
Now I will go to site content and work on my post and try to reach 1000 to1200 words.
That is the best I can do at this point!
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verna8767 Premium
I think I am in the same boat with you. I have to take at least a day of researching to learn about what I am writing. When I write I usually just write until I think I have finished writing. Then I go back to make sure it is well organized and flows well.

Then I do an intensive spell and grammar check (the premium version of Grammarly is a big help with that). Then, I do a plagiarism check to make sure I have not unintentionally used any words that can match to another person's article.

After I confirm to myself that the article is full of valuable information and well written, then I research appropriate images or create them myself and add them to the article. Finally, I post it on my website!

So, it takes me a lot of time to get a finished article to my site!
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ceplan Premium
Thank's Verna for your input, however difficult it is we have to keep on fighting and surpassing what we have done the day before, my dreams are bigger than the challenges.
Good luck to you and see you at the top!
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JDew1 Premium
Normally when I have been doing posts, I have been researching the subject using references for products, which takes time. I just started typing on some things that interested me though, and I don't guess it was too bad. 1200 words, about 43/minute. Just have to go back now and arrange the content.
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hanley Premium
As an old guy and two-finger typist, I completed the task without a thing in my head. Thought of a topic, headlines and started. 609 words later with 8 headings and 15 paragraphs with spell and grammar check done.

I then downloaded to WP and another 40 minutes doing pics and pretty bits, sitemap and google and done

https://newbusinessonline.net/do-you-need-a-coach

The main take away from this was being forced into distraction free typing. I ignored the world for 30 minutes and put full concentration into the job at hand.
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RDulloo Premium
That's awesome! Keep up the good work! Its amazing what we can do when we focus on the task at hand.
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ramr50 Premium
This was an awesome exercise. I researched a topic before hand and developed a quick 7 bullet points and off I went for 30 minutes. I ended up with 728 words on my Site Content page and am ready to finish it up some more content, add images and maybe a video, then I will publish it as a post. I will then share the post.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Ralph;
That's exactly the way to do it. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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Nqueen Premium
Waow! I cant even believe this! Even with distractions from my little baby i was still able to reach 610 words, with some spelling errors though. Makes me wonder why i spend up to 2-3 hours just writing and editing a post before publishing. I think its time to start timing myself and see how much i can improve. Thanks Kyle this was really worth it.
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billy947 Premium
Hello Nnakife;
That's the way to do it. A few more words, add pictures and you have another post. Great for you. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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AGOODLIFE Premium
Well ... the 30-minute challenge was very reveiling. I am an "A" type personality and I have to give up my formatting and linking and other anal habits to do the speed writing thing. I did get a lot written, but it took me another hour to get the formatting, spelling/grammer check and images put in the way I wanted it. Not sure it really was any quicker than just doing it as I go. Word count was about 950 until I went in and rephrased everything and made sure it made sense afterward. I ended up with a full post of over 1400. Glad we had this assignment.

https://abetterlifeafter50.com/stress-release-tips-how-do-i-reduce-the-stress-in-my-life
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billy947 Premium
Hi Tamarah;
That's the way to do it. At the end 1400 words is another post, this is great. Wishing you all the best.

Bill
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AGOODLIFE Premium
Thanks, Bill. I'm enjoying the process and look forward to growing my site!

https://abetterlifeafter50.com
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statius Premium
this is the post I wrote:

http://theun-retiredentrepreneur.com/the-unseen-door

Got most of it done in 30 minutes but then I edited it a bit and made some corrections as well as posting it to the social sites.

Overall a good exercise. I usually time myself anyway and give myself a break and some sort of reward after I finish.
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RDulloo Premium
That's amazing! Of course, editing and adding media and sharing will take some time too. But at least you know what you are capable of. I will leave a comment in your article. :)
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statius Premium
Thanks!
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manne13666 Premium
I definitely surprised myself today with this writing exercise. It normally takes me about 2 hours to write 1,000 words and get the article all ready to be published.

However in 30 minutes, and that timer that you put there scared the pants off me when it went off, Kyle, I managed to write 1,272 words.

It's not pretty, but I finished one post and started on another. This will definitely be used in the future, preferably with a different timer.
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
775 words written in 30 minutes. I don't know if it's good or bad. I used timing on my smarthphone while listening to music to not get distracted. I go faster into the flow of writing due to music.

The finished article is here. Every comment will be appreciated! I'll change with one of mine. Wish you the best!

Marco

http://funnyjobsfromhome.siterubix.com/what-is-the-digital-nomad-lifestyle-how-can-you-actually-reach-it
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billy947 Premium
Hello Marco

775 words is great, just keep going and try to make it 1000 for the post. I see you have some pictures and a conclusion. As you were writing did you add the pictures while writing or after? Now you have another post. Keep up the good work.

Bill
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MarcoBasi97 Premium
Hi Billy,

Sorry to be late, but i was working toward blog posts. Yes I did more than 1000 words for that post. Usually, I add pictures while writing because I get the idea of what I want to show there.

Thanks Billy, I am 20 and just loving the idea of travelling the world, meeting tons of people and living on my own terms. I am working toward my dreams. After being a part of the world, I'll change it.

You can have a look at that post here :

http://funnyjobsfromhome.siterubix.com/what-is-the-digital-nomad-lifestyle-how-can-you-actually-reach-it

I would appreciate your feedback! Thank a lot! Have a great day!

Marco
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Queenel13 Premium
Wow, I was actually amazed at how much writing I did in the 30 minutes. I had an idea of what I was going to write about so I was off to a good start. First I started to correct my spelling, then I left it alone and just kept writing and letting my thoughts flow. I did not let the timer interrupt my thoughts and I checked it twice for my time. This was a great exercise as I usually give myself an hour to write.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
I will admit I didn't do well at all during the timed writing. I got so flustered. Since then my writing has picked up as long as I'm not timed. Being told I have to write a certain number of words is no problem. I can do that and many times exceed it but when I know I'm being timed my fingers start stumbling all over one another and I can't do anything. This wasn't a good exercise for me...or was it?
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billy947 Premium
Hello Elaine, don't worry about the timing, work at your own pace, everything will work out at the end. Just keep going with the lessons. Wishing you all the luck in your endeavors with WA.
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ElaineSmith1 Premium
The timing will come! Thanks for your support.

Tried and true

Elaine
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Queenel13 Premium
I agree with bill947,
Elaine go at your own pace, the timing will come, I was like that when I used to take tests I would get very nervous and flustered.
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Belden22 Premium
Well, I just finished my "free writing."

I was able to get 1060 words written and it was pretty comprehensive, I do believe.

I started writing about my goals here at WA and then finished with short and long term goals as to what I want to do in my retirement years.

This was a great exercise and something that would help me to do more often. I believe I can tweak this into a great article on my website.

Rick
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ElianeLima Premium
I agree this is a great exercise, Rick.

In fact, sometimes I take advantage of it when I feel a little distracted.
It works wonderfully for me and helps me to keep on track.

All the best,
Eliane
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Belden22 Premium
This exercise helped me to write my latest post, I called "What Will My Future Hold?" You can take a look if you wish.

https://freedfromwork.com/what-will-my-future-hold-a-look-ahead

Thanks,
Rick
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Stella741 Premium
Okay, okay - I have not been hiding under a rock but have just come across Loes' blog on all the SWAG 18 points to complete...I did not know where she got all that information and feel a bit stumped??!

I am now going to double up on my work and power write as mentioned here. I love writing and write fast so speed is no problem. I have only been concentrating on doing reviews but will have to lengthen them to reach the 1200 mark.

I don't mind doing the work, but was looking at the part where it said Month 2 - coming soon, Month 3 - coming soon. Its now Feb 18th....!

Am just glad I happened to be cruising round on here to spot her blog post!

Exit stage left...
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RDulloo Premium
Wow! It's amazing what you can do when you put your mind to it! I surpassed my expectations! 698 words. I thought I would not be able to write even 100 words, with the amount of times that I re-write things and think of new things and go back to add... lol... I'm really happy with the results.
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billy947 Premium
Ok, keep going with it, you will end up with a new post. Add some pictures and links and you are all set. Best of Luck.
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ontherise Premium
Impressive training module. Did I write more than I thought I could? Yup! But I also learned that becoming an authority in your niche, yes I used that phrase, is what allows you to do this. I actually wrote about something somewhat unrelated to Wealthy Affiliate and it was a breeze because it was in my head. I knew what I was talking about. Aha! Light bulb moment!
Thanks Kyle!
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billy947 Premium
See that means you are going to do as well as you expected. Just add pictures and affiliate links and you will have a new post. Best of Luck in the New Year.
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TishTravels Premium
932 words - It would have been more if could resist the urge to backspace - reword - backspace - reword- repeat....

I started out typing a post about my current career but it ended up being more of a journal entry. Someday, when I am able to leave nursing and become a full-time digital nomad, I'll share my "No Scrubs" post. I can't wait!
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billy947 Premium
Not bad, now you fix it up a little and you have another post you can put out there. Best of luck in this new 2018.
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sb4269 Premium
Here it is: Was a lot of fun but on fire to finish, lol

Thirty minutes starting as of now and we shall rock and roll with some of my favorite pearls of wisdom.

For example, give a man a fish and he eats for a day but teach a man to fish and he eats for a life time.

Attitude determines altitude. out of the abundance of the heart, the mouth speaks, and so on and so forth, I have many of those.

My darling Deb of 48 years has sticky notes and 3x5 cards all over the house with pearls of wisdom, starting with words that call for action now such as Smile, Your Attitude is Showing, etc. My reason fot mentioning these is very simple in that we sincerely believe that people control their future themselvesw and cannot blame their failure on anyone else as well as their success in life.

The absolute easiest way to nail down the one simple little technique that a person can start as soon as possible and make a very profound change in a positive way to their future and I mean all aspects of a persons life. That is their Words that come out of their mouth. Even the Bible says that out of the abundance of the heart the mouth speaks. In other words, if you have negative words and thoughts easily brought out of the mouth, it is very simply because the brain is programmed that way. In some of our Bible studies I use the example by asking people if they accidentally hit their finget with a hammer while driving a nail in a piece of wood, what do they immediately say? Something not very nice usually. But if the brain was full of good positive powerful creative words, that is the result.

When I was going through electronics in the Air Force many years ago, out instructor was the transistor as a simple and gated circuit. A simple NPN transistor has two three or more entrances or outlets if you will.The output is determined by the input. For example, use the light bulb turning on as the example of a simpe NPN Transistor LIght On or Off switch. If the power is working, if the bulb is good, and the On Switch is flipped, the light comes on but after all of the inputs are correct.

We are all about the same way. We have had studies of the Brain by people who have studied people and their success over the years and have determined that people have a huge influence over their future if you look at the Human direction as we just did with the transistor.

The inputs to the brain are taste, smell, sound, feeling and the out put of the brain is determined by the inputs of the senses.

The motivation or attitude of a person is directly determined on what goes into the brain as well. One over rifing factor is the Toungue or speaking words. If you speak success words or failure words, the brains performs accordingly. If you think you can, you can. If you think you can't, you can't. Both can be pretty much comtrolled by what goes into the brain. Listen to a lot of negative garbage, that is the out put. I our Bible studies we teach that if you read the power words that we spoked about us in God's word and we program our brains with those powerful words, we tend to mentally move in that direction in life.

That also brings me to how we talk to others regarding their success and abilities. To Deb and I, the words we write to or speak to others are either repelling them or attracting them. Even is responding to blog posts, I always try to read enough about the person that I can find something positive to say to them or about them. It is very easy to destroy or damage a persons self image with words or we can build them up with words.

As you can see by now, we read a lot about human relations. We have a little type 2 diabetes battle that is better controlled with walking and exercises. One of our favorite things to do on hot, rainy, or cold days, when not to fun to walk outside is to go to the mall and ALARM JUST WENT OFF.

Sam
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Wayne66 Premium
I don't know if this qualifies as speed writing but I was able to accomplish and get past the barrier of 500 words. I wrote 574 and it would have been more if I hadn't stopped to edit and or re-word some things.

I wrote about "What I need to learn about commitment". I think I could turn this into a post about what WA can teach me and others that struggle with the same issue. What do you think?

Actually, when I think about it, that really isn't so bad. If I kept up the same rate for an hour and a half that would be close to 1400 - 1500 words which would be a pretty fair blog post.....I think.
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lakbar12 Premium
Yes, Wayne, I think it would have been a great post, were still learning and trying to get use to writing post.

So, I say if it would of took an hour to an hour half to write 1400 to 1500 words that would have been excellent timing.

Imagine what you could write in the future, after blogging for some time. You could be writing articles in no time. I think this exercise is an excellent way to challenge ourselves.

I probably try and set the timer everything I write to see how I am improving.
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camrxwil7 Premium
Great exercise! I seem to easily get sidetracked when I am writing a post, but setting aside specific time to focus on just writing content helped me focus and ultimately write a more in depth post. My end results within the half hour were about 1200 words, but I kept going and finished out at 1800 words.
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alanna708 Premium
Ugh .. definitely took me longer than 30 minutes. That was a challenge for me as all I want is to ensure it is perfect!! I get distracted by what's going on around me as well, its crazy when your in a time crunch and all you want is to fall for those distractions. took about an hour to complete an entire 1500 word article.
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MepenStiller Premium
I'd say an hour is really good for a 1500 word article! Sounds like you need distraction management, not time management, haha.
Steven
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SeanGreentre Premium
Wow.... I really surprised myself. After a few initial problems wit losing my Google docs window, and then finding it again about 3 minutes later, I managed to clock up 873 words. I always had myself down as a slow writer, so this really surprised me - quite refreshing really. I'm sure if I re-read it, there will typos and other errors, but the basis of it is there and this can easily be refined. What a fantastic exercise. I can't wait for my next article! :-)
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MMarcus Premium
I did 941 words in 30 minutes. Got 4 chunky paragraphs and a lot of creative stuff coming out of my brain. Tried to have an introduction, a body, and a conclusion, with some topic sentences, but wasn't very effective with my thesis statement (some geeky stuff I remember from my essay classes in college). But anyway, talked about how I've always been an employee even though my father was an entrepreneur (we separated from him when I was 13 years old). Finally, after 40 years, I have my own business, thanks to Wealthy Affiliate.
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billy947 Premium
I was only able to produce about 430 words. But it seemed like I was talking to a person next to me about the Wealthy Affiliate program and how they could become their own CEO and run a business. I have to add some pictures and fix it up a little, but I feel if I work on it a little longer, I have another post to publish.
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Magieken Premium
That is great. Congrats. Writing posts in a conversational tone make them easier to read. A great example of this is Jay's blogs.
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AlanJE Premium
I wrote for half an hour about some ideas which I have for a new service and website, which I will probably park and come back to it later, next year. I know the subject of the content very well so it was not difficult for me to write 1000 words in the time. I will need to further review it and edit it, but I feel comfortable that it is about 90% correct. I would not have done this exercise if it was not part of the bootcamp. I was surprised how much I could write in the time, the key being to have an idea how to structure the content in advance, and not to allow yourself to be distracted.
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Marlinda1 Premium
I was able to finish the article I had been working on and editing the video that went along with it. Having dedicated time like this forces you to put your mind to creating content. Sometimes I can get so caught up in trying to have everything perfect that I don't get anything done, lol.
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suzieq Premium
Well that was interesting lol. I wrote 726 words in 30 minutes. Whew. This is definitely a challenge for me because I'm such a perfectionist. I like to have all my ducks in a row before I write which I now see takes up so much of my time. It was hard not going back and rewriting things to sound better or fix errors. I can see the advantage of doing all the "repairs" afterwards!!
Great lesson...
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Marlinda1 Premium
Nice! I know exactly what you mean as I struggle with the same thing. Keep up the good work :)
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suzieq Premium
two peas in a pod we are lol. Nice to meet you!
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fleurallen Premium
696 words in 30 minutes. I'm happy with this, as I am quite exhausted tonight but I wanted to challenge myself. This means I am 70% through my new post. Which is a huge improvement to 6 months ago it felt a challenge to write 300 words.

I am now averaging min 1000 word posts and I thought it took me about 2 hours to write that much. But this exercise is great to do to push yourself. So happy with my progress
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DeeDee289 Premium
I took the 30 minutes and wrote a 2,945-word post. Of course, I need to go through and proofread and edit it, but I'm happy with the result. I have found that if I am focused, have zero distraction (turn off FB for example) then I can sit and write for an hour. I need to do this more often :) Thanks for the tip Kyle
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fleurallen Premium
Wow that's impressive Dee and motivating!
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MiaLambert Premium
Wow! You rock!
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MMarcus Premium
Whoa Dee, you're a typing machine! Impressing
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DeeDee289 Premium
It's all about removing distractions!
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DeeDee289 Premium
Haha, I had no distractions at the time.
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DeeDee289 Premium
I need to find a quiet space to do this again.
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MarkMiller2 Premium
30 minutes later:
The previous summer, 1965, the area of Los Angeles named Watts had exploded into anger and violence. For nearly a week the folks there burned and looted, turned over cars, fired guns and aimed to kill. The police, and later the National Guard, had little effect in controlling the bands of youth with a malignant revenge at the core of their hostility. I wasn't there.

As a third year high school student, a "junior", I lived well-protected in a northern L.A. suburb, attended classes and went on with my life. Although aware of the Civil Rights movement and sympathetic with it, the demonstrations in Watts were far away and did not touch me in any tangible way. Being well-fed, I could not understand their hunger. Being well-educated, I could not understand their desire for learning. Having a large, well-attended home in a clean, middle class neighborhood, I could not understand their poverty, their slums, and their seething resentment. Being white, I could not understand being black.

I had fallen in love, not with a girl, or even another boy...that would have been interesting, but with tennis. I played whenever I could on the week-ends and was a proud member of the high school tennis team. And the year after the riots, we were scheduled to play a match in, of all places, Watts.

Imagine, if you would, an all-white high school tennis team on a bus, traveling with the baseball team to save a little money, into the Heart of Darkness. There were about 20 of us on the bus, scared as hell and filling the future with imaginary, but very realistic, beatings and pain at the hands of last year's rioters. Why was such a match even scheduled?

The week before I handed my parents the high school field-trip permission slip which was protocol for each away match. Without even a raised eyebrow, my mother dutifully signed and handed it back to me without a comment. Strange for her, no comment, when I think about it. She, who would not let me play on the baseball team because some kid two years earlier had been struck by a fastball in the chest and died; she, who would not let me play football because of a possible concussion, or who would not let me ride a bike out of fear that a careening car might strike me dead; she, Mrs. Overprotection, said nothing about a tennis trip into Watts.

The tennis team was organized into 5 singles players, ranked, and two doubles team, also ordered. I was playing in the #5 singles position, usually preferring to play doubles but that day substituting for a player whose mother probably said, "No way are you going there."

Riding along with us were the two baseball coaches and our tennis coach. They were quiet and appeared tense. Oddly, I thought, they said nothing to address what we were all thinking and looking back on the situation, had I been a coach, I probably would have done the same. There are times when silence is appropriate and letting the team prepare inwardly is, well, an easier option. But missing was counsel and advice and an appreciation of the courage we all had to muster to mount that steed and ride into our fears.

We all left the bus and there waiting for us was the opposing teams, both tennis and baseball. There was tension, but we shook hands and the baseball team went to the diamond and we went to the courts. I believe my opponent was perhaps a year, maybe two, younger than I; he was certainly shorter...and considerably thinner. I beat him easily in two sets, and he seemed fine with that. All smiles and just happy to be playing. As was I. We won four of the five singles and both doubles matches. The baseball team also won quite easily. Riding home was a joyous occasion for players and coaches, alike. It all went just fine. But I did wonder what the experience was for the other team.
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MMarcus Premium
That's cool you posted the text here. Well done!
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Stella2 Premium
I put the pedal to the metal for 30 minutes and roughed out two drafts for two articles. Total: 893 words. But that is without any research or editing. I'm talking very rough. I will add to them as I go back to polish.
It's always fun to do that because you feel like you have really accomplished something for the day.
All the best! :-)
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Fmarabate Premium
I got 385 words in 30 min. I think that is pretty good. That's 770 in an hour.

That tells me I should be able to easily do an article every day if I could just write and not have any research to do. This also proves that there is no reason that I should not be getting a lot more done then I am.
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MJLaupp Premium
I came up with quite a bit of content but I knew that I would! One of the benefits to having been a piano player since I was 4 1/2 is my fingers move pretty quick! Where I get tripped up is in trying to edit as I go. I get bogged down in trying to create the perfect sentence in the first draft rather than just getting information down and going back LATER to "tweak". This can sometimes mean that lose momentum or that my train of thought stalls. It's a lifelong fight for me. But I definitely generated a decent quantity of work!
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Kevin97 Premium
This was a challenging task, due to the fact I get distracted while writing easily. I managed to come up with 407 words, all I have to do is add one more point, clean it up, and post it! I was rather happy with my results. I hope everyone enjoyed this challenge too!
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mcourtney747 Premium
This was a cool assignment. I typed 700 words in that 30 minutes. It was amazing how when you have a general idea of what you want to write about and it flows out of you when you are just throwing words around without a thought about it being perfect. I went back in afterwards, cleaned it up and added some stuff then posted it.
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smokb5 Premium
Well here we go . I am going to tell it like I see it. First I was under the impression that I was going to learn something from the (BOOTCAMP). Now do not get me wrong about this, I love Wealthy Affiliate.

I am so sick of writing content, I can not think straight. I also know that content is king, if you are going to make anything out of Affiliate Marketing. Please get off the writing kick for awhile. I have managed to wear out a keyboard, and have tired wrist. I am also a slow typer, one finger person. Takes me awhile to type a 900 word post, or page.

Does not matter what I have to do, I will see it through to the end. I am not a quitter. I am out of time, now you know how I feel about writing so much content. I do hope that I do not make anyone angry or upset, this is not my intention. Now I am out of time and did not get much typed.
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Kevin97 Premium
Hey man, this exercise isn't for everyone! I'm not very good at writing a lot in a short amount of time because I get distracted very easily! Hang in there, and write at your speed! I wish you much success,

Cheers!
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melindac Premium
You could do video content if you don't like writing. I happen to love to write, so I'm excited for today's writing challenge, but content isn't just writing. It is videos too! Best wishes!
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SantaFez Premium
Well I surprised even myself! wrote 2 articles, one complete one at 688 words then started another one and wrote 487 words...and almost done!
I do like writing and once I get going, I can easily ramble on...so this was not too much a challenge to me, apart of finding a topic to write about!
Cheers,
SF
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gjshawk Premium
I did the 30 minute thing. I did pretty well but I thought for like 2 days on what i wanted to write about. After I finished I published it then went back and added some media and links. I'm not sure that was the idea or not, but it's what I always do. Here it is.

https://grantshawcroftmarketing.com/2017-kestrel-talon-2500-mile-review
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YourBizTips Premium
Amazing! 683 words in 30 minutes, it probably doesn't sound much to some of you, but I never thought I could do that. I just kept writing and writing, of course on a subject I know very well: "Share On Social Media".

I will tidy it up a bit and publish it, then I will share the link here soon.

John ツ

Okay, after tidying my article "a bit", I ended up with 1038 words. I am VERY pleased with myself (tap, tap, tap on my back, can you hear it?). So here it is:
https://easytoretire.com/share-on-social-media

Please feel free to say what you think of it and I would very much appreciate it if you could post a comment on it, I will happily return the favor. Thanks.

John ツ
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gjshawk Premium
Nicely written post. I even bookmarked it for reference. I really need growth with social media. Left you a comment.
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vhHayley Premium
This was aweeeesome! :D I can't believe how much I was able to write when I seriously sat down and focused, knowing that until that timer was up - I had to write!

I wrote a little over 800 words, and after re-reading what I wrote - I'm happy to say that I would like to publish it on my website.

Great exercise! I should make this a daily task :)
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CraigW315 Premium
I'd love to post my exact results, but after starting the timer and getting to work, something must have gone wrong. I finished an article and went to see how much time I had left, but the clock was at 0:00. It had never beeped (I checked my volume, which was high) and I am quite sure that I hadn't reached 30 minutes.

That said, I banged that article out pretty darn fast.
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MirandaGordo Premium
Hahaha!! WOW!! Only 30 minutes and 1056 words! It was actually pretty easy! I was looking at my Google Analitics this morning and, though I have not made any sales yet (this site is not even a month old and my other is not even 2 months old) I am watching traffic start to come in regularly. It is small amounts, but it is traffic! And that is something very exciting to see! So...naturally with as excited about what I am seeing, I wrote about watching my business grow each day!
I did not go into word or google or anything, but decided to make a new page with it! I have not put any pictures or links or, well, anything in it yet. I have published it just incase you guys want to read it...and please, if it is simply too raw, let me know so I can unpublish it! lol
http://howiearnonline.net/watching-your-business-grow
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dreamgirl93 Premium
you mean organic traffic or from people who comment on it from WA?
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dreamgirl93 Premium
I also have some small traffic but I think it's from people with whom I exchange comments and website reviews here on WA
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MirandaGordo Premium
I have wondered that actually. It does show that some is coming from social media, I'm just not sure how much...still trying to figure that thing out.
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MirandaGordo Premium
That is what I kind of worry about...I don't want the majority of it coming from WA, that would defeat the purpose.
I have been sharing more on social media lately than I have on WA though. (I know, I need to be sharing here as much as possible), but I have spent a lot of time sharing on Twitter, FB and G+.
I am secretly hoping that is where the traffic is coming from, but just seeing the traffic grow like that, well...yeah, it excited me lol
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dreamgirl93 Premium
I wrote for 25 minutes instead as I usually use this same method in writing, but I use the Pomodoro Technique.

I wrote 378 words and I wrote this post: https://internet-marketing-skills.com/writting-with-the-pomodoro-technique

It is about this exact topic of this lesson. It is just a short post and I will update it later with more content and pictures :)
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ycmeg Premium
Hey everyone so I loved this lesson! It was so fun I was just so focused on the keyboard and the writing that I ended up writing for 40 minutes straight and I got 1100 words which is way more then I normally write.

This is the link to the post article -http://workonlinenewcareer.com/way-to-make-a-lot-of-money

If you like it please comment and leave me a reply so i know to return the favour,
Thank you
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garydlc Premium
This was a great challenge for me as I always do ,prep work, such as layout and research before I start a page or post,

I chose a subject very personal and titled it
My road to becoming a Mechanic and online Affiliate Marketer, so the writing came naturally and was delivered to paper from memory,

I think it went well for the 1st speed write, I look forward to challenging myself, constantly in the future.
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gdarni Premium
Hi all,

I did choose a subject that I had researched before earlier in training, so it I was able to keep under the 30 minute's. Please let me know your thoughts and please leave comments and feedback, I will do the same!

http://affiliatemarketgathering.com/free-keyword-research-tool

Thanks in advance!

Gloria Darni
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Power writing is great, and it taps into free-writing as well. Free-writing is when you start writing anything that comes to your head about the subject. It will usually be quite sporadic at first but it has the quite therapeutic effect of enabling concentration. You sort of start to drift into the subject and hone in on what feels important, then you can edit as you like. I love writing in this way, especially if I feel anxious or overwhelmed over how to begin writing.
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DOrtiz1 Premium
My results took a little more then 30 minutes, but the results were pretty good. I have never been a very fast writer or basically a reader to, I like to write a little then read what I have wrote so far. But this was a great challenge and maybe I will become faster in writing my content more often.
Thank you Kyle for a great lesson, I will continue to learn.
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Learnn Premium
Hi Kyle and WA family,
First off I am not a skilled typist that could be my biggest problem. Secondly I need to think through my post so I can develop context which flows. I did not do so well with the exercise. I think quality is better than quantity. I am definitely not a writing machine if quantity is the objective. :-(
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PrimePlace Premium
Very Fascinating! Definitely will stimulate you to think!
My Results In 30 Minutes:

Tech Savvy Kids

Work Smarter Not Harder

We were all told as kids that to get ahead you need to work harder to get ahead in life. By doing so you would enjoy the better things that life has to offer. That was then and this is now. We have since moved from the industrial age and into a age of technology. It is not what you do but how smart you do it. To get ahead in the upcoming future encompasses knowing how to utilize the ever changing technology.

Tech Savvy Kids

Our children must learn to embrace the technology that is now before us. They need to be tech savvy to be able to compete and function in the technological society of the future. Technology will affect their lives as they grow older as well as determine their very future and how they will live it as adults.

Encompassing Technology

Kids must learn to utilize the very devices that provide the information in reference to technology. These are computers, laptops, and various mobile devices. The younger they start grasping how to use such devices, the better their lives will be in the future. They need to use such devices not only through education at school but also at home as well.
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SWilkinson1 Premium
Whew! That was somewhat difficult, but I did find it easy to just type. I am someone who goes back and fixes my mistakes as I type. This made me think before and to just type and then go back and fix mistakes thru proof reading it. I feel I accomplished a lot in the 30 minutes
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Tigger4537 Premium
I am a writer so I write in many different ways sometimes it's organic and I can write pages other times line by line this exercise for me does not work as towards the end you start writing rubbish just to finish on time. I much prefer no time constraints as some days nothing enters your head. I am used to writing at my own pace . Writing is a studious activity and unless you have a deadline there is no need for this.
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JIllW Premium
I jot things down that come to me off the cuff writing and go back to it later to expand the thoughts. What I have written in the rough I will refer back the paper in the rough as I have those moments on paper that can trigger thought and deeper writing
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RBarbieri1 Premium
Got around 850+ words, though got a bit distracted here and there. The hardest part is really finding the right words or the right content or ideas to write about. Here's my post.

https://your-business-online.org/why-working-at-home-is-the-best-thing-ever

What I would suggest for others to improve their writing skills is to simply keep writing, practice will make perfect and you'll get better at it over time.
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SuzetteH Premium
I wrote my post on google docs. Had 436 words, 2270 characters, and 1835 characters excluding spaces.

I did have a few distractions. My daughter didn't know I was doing a time exercise and I didn't know how to stop the timer.

When I told her what I was doing, she said, "Awe Mom, your so cute". I guess to a nineteen year old getting ready to go off to college thinks that her 53 year old mom doing something she may have to be doing as well is "cute" LOL. I bet she won't think it is so cute if she has to try it!

Anyway, my post is not something I would go ahead and post publicly on my website BUT, It was an inspiration, a challenge (which I love) and didn't turn out as bad as I was expecting.
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GiuliaB Premium
Not brilliant at all!! Only managed 676 words, but did not put my content in the right order, and wasted time correcting spelling mistakes and just thinking possibly for too long.
I have tried in the past completing a post in an hour. So far, I've never managed. Let alone writing a post in 30 mins!!!
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tgifwwjd Premium
Me neither. Don't feel bad. We should not compare ourselves to others, lest we always be disappointed.
Keep plugging away. I will.
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elinadk Premium
It was really a great way to be more productive.
478 words in the first attempt, But could not manage to put all my thoughts the way I want them.

In my second attempt (after a break of 20 mins) manage to write 793 words with all my thoughts in, and this time a little bit more cleaned up and organized.
Still, I need to work more on writing to write a post in an hour.

This was an amazing exercise and really enjoyed and also surprised as I normally take 2 to 3 hours to write a post.

Keep trying! Keep Writing!
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thriftymom Premium
The results are awesome. After listing some ideas I would like to write on, here are the results:

1. My first draft didn't end to what I really want to say because the timer stopped already. I made 374 words in 30 minutes.

2. My second draft were finished with 472 words in 30 minutes and I have completed the ideas I wanted to express.

3. Lastly, my 3rd draft completed with 722 words in less than 30 minutes (about 17 seconds left), all ideas I wanted to say were completed as well.

The lesson I've learned from this exercise is that the more you practice writing, the better writer you become.

Now, I have 3 more articles I made in just less than 2 hours which I'm going to post on my website. Will just tweak it and add some images later and it's good to go.
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anthony97 Premium
Great results!

Keep up the good work!!
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thriftymom Premium
Thanks anthony!
Ces
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JessiePalay1 Premium
After doing this, I realize that I can get a lot done when I focus on writing on those 30 minutes.

I realize I have a lot of writers block where I can't think for a few minutes. But I was able to write 3 400word type posts. Some I am able to elaborate on and others feel like they fall short.

I ran out of time before elaborating on some of my post but I feel I have enough for posts for the next 3 days
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Daymo Premium
This was a really fun exercise to get the juices flowing. Although the post needed a little tidy up at the end it was nice just to write without worry and see the end results.

I managed to create a blog post in excess of 1300 words which is a decent achievement in my eyes, as I try to make my posts all above 1000 words at the very least
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krazyjag2 Premium
not a bad way i finished just about one whole post however it had a lot of misspelling and it looked mashed together but i feel like maybe if i hurried and then went back and took another 30 minutes or to fix it would be ablle to acomplish a lot in just one 4 hour day
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DaltonTberry Premium
I absolutely crushed some content... I did just as you had suggested, Kyle, and it ended up being extremely beneficial. I had three general topics I wanted to post soon. I got through 1.5

I may have done this a bit different than most people. I'm saving all the formatting for after the fact (now)... and that seemed to help me. Just getting words on paper... or I guess putting fingers to keyboard really helped.

I also learned that I write better with non lyrical background music. I threw on some hip hop instrumental tunes, and oh boy I was typing like 95 wpm. I think at one point my fingers caught on fire.

This is no doubt the best way for me to write content, and then go back and fine tune the post to really be what I need it to be to engage readers.

Thanks for this lesson. Great ideas, as usual.

-Dalton
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DaltonTberry Premium
Also I'm thinking a power hour might be a better way for me to go. I bet I can turn out a full two articles every hour in this fashion.
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Balsam Premium
It was a great exercise! Very funny!

However, what I wrote has nothing to do with my website niche in order to post it here. It was a topic on my hobby.

I noticed that I am a slow writer :( I just paid attention to the content. I managed to finish the post within 30 minutes without using any headings for the five paragraphs I wrote.
I wrote only 293 words! A very bad result, somebody would say. But what should I do?

Kyle, many thanks for this training about speed writing! I will try it again and see if I could come up with a better result!

Have a great day!
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WACONSULTANT Premium
This was an awesome assignment and I must agree it forced me to pull out what was suppressed on the inside. Great work Kyle for helping me reset some standards.
My focus was to complete 3 -5 Job Descriptions. I only completed one (Lead Consultant) http://becomeanonlineconsultant.siterubix.com/2b6x
This will be the outline for the others so it was worth all the time spent. Thank you in advance for your constructive reviews and allow me to do same.

JoeAnne
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AfqmBiz Premium
This is my result in 30 minutes, I should do more better next time :)

This a reason I'm off the grid for a while writing articles and finding stuff and ideas for my contents. Worth the exam just now and manage to post as another my blog features at WA.

To put everything "centric" to the mind etc focusing on 30 minutes straight, well, daunting but a good and joyful stuff to do in challenging yourself to the limits (if only you really like it, yeah i just lovin' it.

Great task challenge by the way, Kyle. Thanks! :)
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shazzaWA Premium
This was a great exercise. I did it in Google docs so I didnt have any other distractions and I found that helped. I got most of it done and now here is my finished post. Please comment on the post and then Reply to me with your Post link and I will happily return the favor. Thanks!
http://onlinebusinessopportunity.net/how-to-structure-a-blog-post/
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SuzetteH Premium
I like the idea of using Google Docs Sharon. I Will have to try that. I get distracted very easily while writing.
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shazzaWA Premium
Yes first time I have done it and it worked a treat. I do get distracted and this way I concentrated the whole time just writing the post.
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SuzetteH Premium
Did you use a blank page or a template when writing Sharon? I have never used Google Docs before. Just curious as to what you found helpful
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shazzaWA Premium
What I am doing is just have a blank doc. I just think there are no distractions as opposed to on your blog. Plus whatever I am writing about, I go and google and get some ideas from others. Just some inspiration, and never copy.
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SuzetteH Premium
Thank you :)
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Nmetz86 Premium
Hey, all!

With my 30 minutes of writing, I almost created a full post. I just fell short by a couple minutes worth of writing.

I didn't do any editing on this post yet, so it's pretty ugly but it's up and live. Check it out here:

https://howtopayoffstudentloansfaster.com/how-to-sell-ebooks-on-amazon-kdp-amazon-self-publishing

I'll be going about editing it now or tomorrow morning (I work tonight and have to rest). Either way, it won't stay ugly forever.

Let me know what you think! I'd love to read your responses. :)
-Nigel
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DDarragh Premium
Looks great to me! I enjoyed the article and loved the way you included your pitch for WA.
Left a comment but the page went blank when I hit submit? So I'm not sure it went thru.
Check out one of my sites
bestinternetwork.com or usagreenrush.com
keep up the good work!
Dennis
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Nmetz86 Premium
Hey, Dennis.

I stopped by your site bestinternetwork.com and left a comment.

You've got some great content on there and I love the way you format your posts. It definitely breaks up the text into easy to read sections.

Keep up the great work!
-Nigel
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Nmetz86 Premium
Also, thanks for the comment on the post.

Your question made me realize that I had completely forgotten to mention the KDP Select program.

Thanks again.
-Nigel
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DDarragh Premium
Thanks and great to see that the comment went thru!
I have a fishing how to book published on there for years. I have to figure out how to get back in and adjust the price. It sold well for a year or two then bottomed out.
Keep up the good work!
Dennis
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yaronstern Premium
main highlights of my new post were competed witin 30 min but later I had to go in again and change a few sentences and add links and photos.
feels good that you can do it in such a short time.
the only issue I have is finding a subject to write about whcih will be realted to WA website where I post it
if I want to write about scams online I need to check them before I can write about them and that's time consuming
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Flizzy Premium
I didn't finish the post I was writing but I did type around 500 words before the alarm went off and I have the beginning of a really interesting article about my experience dealing with multi-level marketing companies. I'll post it when it's done. I see how this exercise will help me get in the habit of writing more frequently.
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Kambas Premium
Managed to complete a short Lego minifigure review on my Ciao profile. Its about 500 words, already earned a couple of pennies for it. Ciao pays in British Pounds (£).

Not sure if I am allowed to post the link for the review here?...

If you would like to know how I earn money from writing reviews please go to my profile, under my posts you will find my website and you can read the Ciao review and sign up if you like. If you struggle to do this or want more information please feel free to PM me.

If we going to be writing lots of reviews its great practice and why not get paid for them? :)

Best regards,
Kamil
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JamesLM Premium
I ended up writing about 750 words, which isn't much really. However, I was writing on a topic that required quite a lot of thought and I had to consider the structure in which I would order my writing. It also seems to have very few grammatical errors.

However, the timed conditions did make me more productive than usual, so I think I will continue to do it in the future. I probably only wrote about a third of what the total post length will be, but I've got the hardest bit done: getting started.
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Stansk Premium
I wasn't certain if this was for speed or quality. I assumed it was for speed or why else would Kyle be timing us. I wrote about 1000 words. This is my normal. I usually just write my content quickly and then go back over it. I always feel that the first impression you write is always the best. If you are thinking about it just doesn't come natural.
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GrantSudduth Premium
You hit the nail on the head Stephen! That's the whole idea for the exercise. Not even for speed really. It's just to help train to write with abandon. This way it comes more natural like you said. I do the same. Write quickly as ideas come and go back and polish it.
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Stansk Premium
I call it ramdom thought.
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NormaSP Premium
Whew... I did not know this exercise could be tough... I wanted so much to cheat and stop before 30 minutes but I went on until only 5 seconds were left. The good news is I wrote 1,051 words... but the bad news is that I could not use it for a post because I was rambling... I jumped from topic to topic... there was no coherence...

I knew it...I could not work under pressure...

Am I a writing machine? Definitely NOT!
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mybiz4u Premium
You know what, Norma. It was just an exercise. And you get an A for doing it. Now, at your fingertips, you have something you can further enhance and produce a nice article - in your own time. I think it was a good thing. Ok, so what, if you are not a writing machine, as long as you write!
Namaste.
Michelle
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mybiz4u Premium
Well, I'll be darned...surprised at what I can do! It went well for me. I found myself on a roll and I loved it! Great exercise. I am even going to continue writing my post and get it posted to my site today. I am on a roll! Yeah.
This is just what I needed today to remind me that Yes, I can do it!
Good luck everyone.
Michelle
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KachinaB Premium
I noticed as I was power writing, my content was more personal and testimonial. I think it at the same time I was able to provide advice within my content for someone who may be struggling with the same thing. I wrote about staying focus, the importance and the importance of having online business. It was very refreshing and I think I will do it more often now.
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SplitHead Premium
Well, I'm definitely NOT a writing machine. One of the cons for being a bit of a perfectionist, I guess. I managed to get about 400 words together.
It was an awesome experience, however!
I found out some interesting things about how I write. I had a really slow start, but I was getting faster and faster toward the end of my 30 minutes. I somehow adapted to the situation and It felt really good.
This is definitely going to my weekly routine list ;)
JT
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OddHelgeH Premium
Great decision. One of the parts to guaranteed positive results of reaching ones goals is repetition, daily is preferred. How about writing for 30 minutes everyday and having a goal of managing a complete post? Just a suggestion. Great life, isn't it?
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littlemama Premium
I was writing well for the first 20 mins, but near the end I was fleeting here and there to get pics for the post, etc. That's usually my problem, I don't just write, I also try to do formatting at the same time.

Maybe I'll have to try it again with no formatting, just writing!
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OddHelgeH Premium
Lovely to have those moments where you just understand what you need to do.

You save a lot of time by just writing (I also try not to correct. It's disturbing in the process of getting as close to good English as possible). When you read through what you've written, you also get better ideas on pictures and formatting.

Good Luck on your improving skills, Grace.
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SKeighley Premium
I enjoyed the process of trying to become a writing machine but my quality was nowhere near good enough.
I wrote 578 words in 30 minutes followed by 2-3 hours making it more presentable and more readable.
I don't think I'll ever make a power writer as I'm too critical in what I deliver.
I'm trying to write quality content for search engines to rank. I'm prepared to spend a bit more time to make a better job.
Enjoyed the experience,
Simon.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
In time, you will get even better and yes, faster.
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oscardave Premium
I heard Kyle say "If you finish writing the first, move on to the next", and I was like, "Is like Kyle kidding me?"

Finish a single article literally takes me two hours and now I hear Kyle saying that you can write more than 2 articles in less than 30 minutes?

Anyways, as always, in 30 minutes I only managed to do 5words. And now that I think of it, its major improvement from what I started out with :) #encouragingMyself. Lol
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OddHelgeH Premium
Hi,
I just finished 30 minutes of writing and something has happened. I managed to write 788 words in 30 minutes. I still have more stuff to write about my subject, but This was an inspiration for me.

I don't know why I didn't try power writing before. It's fun :-)

Next week I'm going to beat that record, that's for sure.

Hope you guys who has been here still appreciate your progress.

I'll remember this!
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katie741 Premium
I did not have much done at 30 minutes. To finish one article it took majority of the day. I am definitely not a fast writer.

But I got it done! It doesn't suck, in fact I like it.

I will use this though going forward. 30 minute increments. This way I know I am on the clock and "NO" don't get up to get something to eat or play with the dogs.
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JLeeRo Premium
This is a great exercise! I didn't think I would like it but I kinda did! I got through 1 article at 733 words and part way through my 2nd with 500 words. I need to go back and clean them up, add pics, etc, but I just realized I can write faster than I realized if I just loosened up and stopped trying to be a perfectionist! Great stuff Kyle, thanks!
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seconds2work Premium
I'm having fun with this exercise and use it once a day.
God bless
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SamuelAJr Premium
Hi WA Fam well here's how I did, I know its not a lot but it is a start, and I can build on it.

Helping Baby Boomers Earn Extra Income.

In this series I'm going to be showing you how you can earn extra income from the comfort of your own home. There are a few things you're going to need in order for you to earn an extra income in your pajamas :-).

1. You're going to need a computer and a laptop.
2. You’re going to need an internet connection.
3. You're going to need a website.
4. You're going to need time and patience.

Don't fret if you don't have all the things you need I can help you with everything except for the first two if you have a internet connection and a computer and a laptop I can help you with the other two.

So if you are ready to earn some extra money from the comfort of your own home, and you have at least the first two items click on the link below so we can get started.
http://retired-baby-boomers.com/sam-@-wa

Yours Truly
Sam Austin baby boomer.
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JohnV Premium
Is there any real point to leaving your WA affiliate link here?
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KevinBulmer Premium
This is neat. I've come across other material that is similar, particularly from Jeff Goins - that writing quickly has enormous benefits more so than we might think at first.

I've increased my output by making use of voice-to-text. I work in sales through the day so as I'm out and about, I "speak" my rough blogs into my phone and then email it to myself. Sure, it looks a little odd at first, but it gives me the bulk of the material to work with. I'll typically then leave it for a day or two and then come back to it, edit it and touch it up. Using this method, I've been able to really create a lot more content than if I sit at home and stare at a blank page.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
Please share what app you are using. Thank you!
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KevinBulmer Premium
Hi MMH!

It's just the Google voice to text on my Samsung S6. I've tried a couple apps but none have worked as well as the Google service. That's all I'm using!

Best wishes,

Kevin
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
Ok - Thank you - Good to know! My phone is shot right now. Remaining memory can't handle Google voice. So, it'll have to wait until Samsung gets it act together and stops selling phones that blow up and catch fire. I almost bought the S7!!!!! Yikes!
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Lilika84 Premium
Holly Molly!!!
This was such a stressful (in a positive way), funny, learning and challenging exercise :)

My post is called ''How to improve writing skills''.
I realized that I have a lot of that to give but that I need to organize my thoughts very well.

I also learned for the 1000 time what a perfectionist I am.
Usually when I write I go into details along the way, correct mistakes right away. This time Grammarly was chasing me so fast haha

This was funny.
I am going to make it beautiful now for my audience.
Thanks for this Kyle. I am going to do this more often lol

P.S. Even my nephew got stressed out lol. He was counting down from 10

Here is my page

http://mysweetfinancialfreedom.com/how-to-improve-writing-skills
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JohnV Premium
Interesting read - I have left a question there for you.
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Lilika84 Premium
Thanks sir. I am going to check it now :)
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OrenL Premium
My results:
Subject: Unleash Your Creative Side By Being Different
584 words typed.
Lot's a good "snippets" that can be re-arranged, structured, polished up for a published post.

Here is the raw text: Verdict: Yes, I was more productive using the timer.

The Rx for "Analysis Paralysis"
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NikeA Premium
Ok, I think i may have slightly missed the point here, and that online timer gave me 40 minutes in stead of 30.( and no i id put only 30 minutes on) Having said that i got through 1 article and am 3/4 of the way through another. Its clear that i have to work on this efficiency because even though i have 2 articles I am not happy with them and they will need work before publishing, besides i wrote them in notes. not in wordpress. hmm. what a good exercise.
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GrantSudduth Premium
You didnt miss the point, I don't think. It's all about just letting go, not worrying about syntax or rules. Just write. Empty the mind. No holds barred. Sincerity tends to show it's pretty head when you open up and freely express. You can always go back and reorganize, punctuate and correct the english. Do this exercise often and you'll be surprised how your writing will develop!
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NikeA Premium
thank you for your response. I shall most definitely take that on boards.
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mpj159 Premium
Am I too old at 57 too learn the art? Writing was always my weak point at school.
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GrantSudduth Premium
Never too old! I'm 63 and not even flinching! Pete, you can do it if you think you can, and you can't do it if you think you cant! Go for it my man!
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seconds2work Premium
Who's the man they call the writing machine, posting em' in his own style;

hope you don't think I'm talking about me,
It's the one and only, Kyle.

Check out my time trial.
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SGMartin Premium
I feel like I could have done better as there was some distraction when I was doing the article but overall I was pretty happy with the results.

I would be happy to return the favor if anyone would take a look and give me a comment on the article.

Here is the link:

http://bootcampformarketingonline.com/how-to-make-a-website-free
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immistermike Premium
Congrats on the hard work. I tried the link and the DNS wouldn't resolve... I'll try to try again later...
Mike
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ChrisC1972 Premium
left a comment
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immistermike Premium
Well... In 30 minutes I rough-drafted two blogs, one 783 words and the other 836 words. Both dealt with scams. Not sure if I was supposed to or not but I then formatted them for posts with images and added my trailer/signature, That added about 20-30 minutes to each.

http://myhoneymoneytree.com/irs-email-scam

and

http://myhoneymoneytree.com/reputation-system
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DDarragh Premium
ur good man!
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immistermike Premium
Serious typing!! lol!
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ChrisC1972 Premium
commented on both Mike
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immistermike Premium
Thank you, Chris! Read both of them and I do appreciate it. Commented back.
Mike
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DDarragh Premium
Well I wasn't as prolific as some in the thread here. Not sure if it was my chosen topic, my slow typing skills or what but I am going to do the exercise a few times to see what results I get. It took me an additional 10 minutesd finish my thoughts and have a 900 word article. Of course in the 30 minutes I was not able to add images or links. That will probably be another 20 - 30 minutes. Guess I am an old slowpoke hehehehe
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
"You get better with time..."
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kristinmarie Premium
I saw this assignment a few days ago, when I was about to start a post, so I timed myself. I got 700+ words in 30 minutes. Which I thought was a lot, until I read what some people did! lol

But wow, yea... that was fun. Although, I always write a lot. That 700 words was just a section of an article that ended up being over 2000 words!

It is so not hard once I really get into it, as long as I know what I'm writing about.

It is rare when I don't end up writing 1000+ words. I don't know if that's good or bad... I don't force it, it just flows out. lol

http://makingmoneystar.pinkstarmedia.com/2016/10/18/work-home-free-mental-illness/
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DLoo Premium
FYI I'm getting an authentication pop up for an "admin" whenever I click that link. It says this,
A username and password are being requested by http://makingmoneystar.pinkstarmedia.com. The site says: “wp-admin”

One of your pop-ups that comes from the left of the screen actually covers up your content.

Your other pop-up that comes from the lower bottom right of your screen covers your social media icons so I can't click on them.

Just an FYI.
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Mike07141957 Premium
This was quite an exercise. I feel like I just got done with a workout at the gym! I surprised myself by getting 850 words. I know I would have to edit it more than once before posting it, but it's good to know I can come up with content if I stay focused. Content is the framework we build our website around. I guess the task of editing and trying to perfect our content is an ongoing thing.
Thanks Kyle. That was very helpful.
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Joekaprod Premium
This turned out to be a lot more challenging than I thought Kyle, I only got to write 2 thirds of what I wanted to accomplish within the time. After the time was up I still needed to write another section, and add in my pictures and links.

Any who, here is final product, took me nearly an hour to complete:
http://abcsocialite.xyz/how-to-get-an-online-business-off-the-ground

Would love the feedback on my website! Thank you!
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nakijo Premium
Wow, I surprised myself and good to test my typing skills :)
I managed 2 pages with 1122word count

I must admit it needs a lot of editing, but I am grateful that the structure is there.

i will be using this approach as I move forward, as I may get things online a lot faster than I am currently.

Thank you Kyle, I got a lot out of this.

Cheers Jo
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Andy3568 Premium
I had the same experience, though I didn't get near as many words as you did. I did get out more than I thought I would. It's amazing what setting a time limit can do for productivity.
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nakijo Premium
So true and as for the number of words, I believe some of it comes down to how fast you can type as well.

It definitely pushed me out of my comfort zone, and I was truly surprised at what I achieved, so I don not believe we should be comparing ourselves with others on this one, but our ourselves.

Keep up the good work!

Cheers

Jo
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Marcel92 Premium
I found this exercise challenging. Did go over the 30 minute mark by 6 minutes. Covered two topics using a total of 371 words.
I was pleased to know that it was easier than I first though.
All in all a great mind exercise for me. Now time to improve on it and get it online.

Marcel...
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Andy3568 Premium
I went over the time limit too, Marcel. But it was a great exercise. I thought when I finished that my article would be absolutely terrible, but it turned out to be pretty good. I just went back and made a few tweaks and it was ready to go.
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MNorton Premium
Hi Kyle,
I think I did okay. I wrote 2 articles, in 30 minutes. 232 words each. I started about a minute late, but I finished on time. I didn't think I could write so much in a short amount of time. I surprised myself...Lol!! This was a fun challenge!! I really enjoyed it. Thanks for the motivation. Have a great day.
Mary
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XferComplete Premium
WOW. I didn't think that setting the timer would make much of a difference, but it really helped me! I wrote around 400 words (which I would love to improve on) but they were all (SHOCKINGLY) very good paragraphs! It also helped me be a lot more flowy with my writing style too. Great training Kyle. I have learned so much about myself in 30 minutes =)
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omarhijazi Premium
I wrote consecutively for 30 minutes. But I didn't finish :( So I wrote more for another 30 minutes and then I polished my work for another 30 minutes. Although I couldn't achieve it all in 30 minutes, I realized that if I put my head down to something, I can do it faster.

Here is the link to my article:
http://thelaptopjob.com/how-to-find-a-niche-to-market-to
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Tasana Premium
Good page! Congratulations!
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arshadmalik Premium
If I share my 30 minutes work, you all will laugh :) it was disaster. I took 3 hours to fix it, add proper pictures and few hyperlinks and used Yoast seo. This post is just 507 words long.
http://passiveincomeplus.net/give-your-website-a-social-face
As I am non native english, in 30 minutes, I just can write What I did in Summer school vacations (2nd grade) composition. I dont want to write just to write. I think, if I have to engage the visitor/reader, I will need to work on it.
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MsMoneyHoney Premium
No worries... you can only improve!
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DevChic Premium
Typing isn't my strong suit but I'm excited to share my way around that since starting here at WA! Thanks to technology we can use voice to text. On my Kindle I have a note app that I pull up and can talk and it types for me. I can go on for well over 30 minutes most of the time and it all gets documented for later use. Man, I love technology! :)
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Musicman63 Premium
I took the challenge and wrote for thirty minutes and I think I did alright. I wrote 711 words in thirty minutes and stayed on topic (I think). By following the link below you can view it if you like.

http://wealthyjourney.com/my-experiences-at-wealthy-affiliate

Comments welcome. Have a great day!

Mark.
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TrevorMoy Premium
This took me 30 minutes to write. I don't know if I'm cheating or not. But it took me another 30 minutes to edit and get all the spelling mistakes fixed, it broken down into smaller paragraphs etc.

http://hypnotherapyforhealthreasons.siterubix.com/sick-buffalo

Not finished yet! Just a first draft. Need to "pretty" it up.
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Cdwo Premium
I will say that this went very well for me. Got a nice over a 1000 word article out in thirty minutes, and I'm definitely going to power write more often to get out more articles just so instead of writing an article every other day, I can get it up to every day using power writing a few times a week.

Side note: http://incomeforcollege.com/being-productive-with-your-time/ is my article
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