writing articleI’m not sure you heard this before.

Someone told me that a good speech (and for our purposes, a good article) is something similar to the perfect dress for a lady – long enough to cover everything and short enough to keep it interesting. And I’d say, in comparison to men’s clothing, it has to have all the essentials to make a dapper chap and tailored for that perfect fit.

I’m really not into fashion and I don’t even have some semblance of a good tailor but I love the euphemisms related to clothing for the post I am going to write about – writing articles.

Writing articles is no longer a challenge for most of us in the internet marketing industry. In the first place, we do have a website, which just proves that we have some written content somewhere that is open for everyone to read. We have blog posts and depending on how often we update our blogs, then, that’s probably how often our readers and followers could also keep track of us. Of course, more than just making our presence felt, we have to ensure that our presence is valued. The only way we can really keep them salivating for more is to provide good quality content.

I have reiterated time and again that content is king. But, the first thing that one should really do is – tadah! – write.


All Good Intentions Will Remain
Good Intentions If You Don’t
Do Something About It.

 
Just like a good fashion design. All ideas of how a dress should look like will remain ideas if you don’t execute it. It has to go beyond just mere scribbling on paper. It has to see the light of day after careful execution by a seamstress or tailor. Only then can you really say, yes, it is a fabulous creation!

In the next few posts, I would just like to refresh all our memories on the various reasons why we should start writing articles. No matter how short.

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To Your Success,

Elmar Sandyck

Elmar Sandyck

8 thoughts on “Writing Articles For A Living

  1. Hi Ilka,

    Hahaha… I hope I’m not picking on women again in general mentioning about their dress. It’s not my original statement, however. I heard it from a politician. 🙂

    Indeed, earning a living by writing would require a lot of patience and dedication. And tedious research as well.

    You have a great weekend, too!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  2. Hi Janet!

    Aloha to you, too!
    Thank you for stopping by and I’m glad to have you here. Graced by your presence, really, as I have been reading your blog for sometime now, thanks to the many backlinks from my colleagues’ sites. Hope to hear from you often!

    Appreciate the comment!

    Have a great weekend, too!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  3. Elmar,
    I like your writing euphamism, I will have to remember that one for future use.

    I had a reader and fellow blogger tell me that she has stopped writing post for a while because she couldn’t decide what to write about, that the posts were too short or not detailed enough and so on.

    I’ll have to send her over here to your blog to get some helpful ideas.

  4. Hi Elmar,

    Great analogy which makes perfect sense.

    I especially liked your lines:

    “All Good Intentions Will Remain
    Good Intentions If You Don’t
    Do Something About It.”

    Well this is true of everything of course but definitely a point in case when it comes to article writing.

    Recently I was chatting to someone on Facebook who told me that she used article marketing to generate leads.

    When I asked her where I could find some of her articles she said, “Oh I haven’t written any yet but I plan to do so soon.” To which I replied,

    “Well in that case you aren’t using article marketing then are you?”

    I think she was a bit taken aback by my comment but I thought it was time she gave up the illusion and started doing what she says she does.

    ~Marcus

  5. Hi Marcus,

    Having a lot of ideas in your mind will give you a hard time to focus and you’ll be tempted to do things the next day and the next and the next.. before you know it you haven’t done anything. Procrastination really is a killer! Glad to hear that you were able to motivate your friend to do the things she wanted. Sometimes we need a little push before we do things.

    Take care,
    Elmar

  6. Hi Justin,

    That would be great! Thanks for the appreciation. I hope I could really provide more valuable tips and information that you could find very useful indeed.

    Thanks for dropping by!

    Take care,
    Elmar

  7. Hi Amy,

    It’s nice to hear from you. I’m really glad you dropped by! Well, it really does happen that just by thinking what to write is already a torture…lol, major case of writers’ block (really bad when you’re writing for a living). I’m glad this post was able to encourage you in some ways :).

    Looking forward to your frequent visits!

    Take care,
    Elmar

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