Are you having a hard time writing articles and blog posts? Now matter how hard you try, you draw a blank.
You stare at your computer screen and wonder how the heck successful bloggers do it?
Let me ask you this, do you get so hung up on keyword research and SEO that when you write, the words just don’t flow naturally?
I was taught that keywords are king and SEO was a must in everything you do online.
Now don’t get me wrong, both are important, but when you make them more important than writing for your readers, that’s where the trouble begins.
Seo and keywords are and always will be an important part of showing up in the search engine results. There’s no doubt about it.
That’s one form of organic traffic. Traffic you don’t pay for. We all want lots of that, right?
On average, less than 20% if blog traffic comes from search engines. Yes that’s a significant number, but it ain’t the whole ball of wax.
Gone are the days when search engines ruled the entire internet kingdom. We have social media to thank for that.
The fact is, because of all of the social media networks out there, search engines are leaning more towards social engagement these days.
There are hundreds no, hundreds of thousands if not millions of places your audience organically finds you.
- Search engines
- Social media networks like Facebook, Twitter and LinkedIn just to name a few
- Bookmarking sites
- Community sites
- Other blogs
- You Tube
- Article directories
- Blog directories
- And the list goes on and on and on…
Content that is valuable to real live people. Search engines don’t become clients and customers, people do. Write for them.
Picture them across the kitchen table from you having a conversation over a cup of coffee. How would you talk to them then? That’s how you should be writing. Keep it conversational and you will find it’s much easier to to write.
I’ve actually seen a big increase in traffic and how long they stay on my blog since I stopped putting all of my focus on SEO.
Maybe the search engines don’t love me quite as much these days, but I know my readers do!
Got any good writing tips or questions? Leave a comment. We’d sure love to hear them!
With love and blessings,
P.S There’s still time to get in on the Stretch Yourself Challenge. Get out of your comfort zone and let’s make it happen in 2013!