I have been writing for just over one year, I write and publish a new blog every other day. There are times when I have some writers block, but rarely, I have found if I adhere to these seven principles, I can create distinctive content consistently. There is a lot of blogs that talk about "quality" content. It's all about what it defies description, I've yet read an explanation of "quality" information that doesn't define it by saying it must constitute "quality" contents. What quality content is to one person may be useless for another. To me, the word "quality" doesn't mean anything beyond a precise spelling, excellent punctuation, excellent grammar and a good flowing manner. My company falls into the self-reliance industry, and it is an easy niche to write about as I can relate the majority of my life experiences to it. My way of dealing with blogging can be summarized in the following seven guidelines I've found that I adhere to mostly out of instinct. 1) I write for one person, it is not possible to write interesting pieces that are of interest to thousands of people , while accomplishing my objective. Abraham Lincoln said it best with his quote "You might be able to please some of people a portion of the time but not all people all of all the time." That's why I don't attempt to please everyone all the time. For instance, my most recent blog, published this morning, is based on the Volcano eruption in the Philippines, Mount Mayon. I lived in the country between 1970-1973, I was in the Navy and the ship I was stationed on called the port Subic Bay. The blog is written with the memory of a young child of about 10 years old at the time. walking a water buffalo on the roadside. He was dressed in no clothes and was obviously extremely poor. I imagine him at least 50 years old. I make every attempt at understanding the trials and trials of his journey, compassion is an essential part of my writing. He is the main element of this blog, there are thousands of people who are like him around the world. In my view, all of them will relate to that blog. They're all on the internet now and they're important. I always try to respond to every comment as soon as I can as well. It's crucial. 2.) I choose one word to start out and work my way up from there. I read everything all day long. In the course of that reading, I come across a myriad of topics that are popular with people Every one of them is made up of words, often hundreds of them. From those many thousands of word, I'll select one and do a mental exercise of word relationship, many mornings while lying in bed, stand up desk, office desk (while being in the "no-zone, no getting up, no staying to bed) I will consider all of the words I can relate to that one. The words I think of are likely to be a part of, or even the primary word in my keyword or most likely my key phrase. Through this thought process, I also come up with suggestions for blogs that I could use, sometimes the blog that I had planned to write takes place in the background due to brainstorming ideas for blogs with that keyword that I think I have to write first. I don't take any more than one word at a and come up with one concept at a go, I am not a multi-tasker. My main focus is "homesteading" which is why If I chose the term "ice cream" it would permit me to create a number of blogs before I knew the steps to. Conjuring up key phrases creates possibilities for blogs that are not. For instance , using the phrase "making homemade Ice cream from scratch" you could choose to begin the series of blogs with a blog about making a pasture to your new milk cow which would result in a blog. Some words are simpler than others, such as weather catastrophes like the word "weather disaster" can be written by themselves, while other words like the DNA of a salamander requires a lot of study and research for me. Almost any word will work, it depends on your understanding of the subject and your desire to investigate it. That's the main factor. I've found that humans are fascinated by everything, if you question that, take a look at the terms you search with to locate anything on the web, more than likely million of websites are listed. 3.) I pay no focus on the word count. That's not what I'm here for. I'm doing it because I love to write, think, and read about people and the world generally. I've had the pleasure of writing a few blogs with 800 words perhaps one or two. I haven't written a single word more than I can recall. I've written a number of blogs with more than 2,000 words however, most are between 1200 and 1800 words, but I am not focused on word counts, I don't pay any concentration until I am finished. When I allow the quantity of words to take over my writings I find I do myself a disservice, when I are writing a poor blog and I force words, I have discovered I can transform it into a terrible article, it is possible to turn a fantastic blog into a poor one in the same way. I've never observed an opposite. I write until I am finished writing about the subject, forced words appear to be forced. It's kind of like playing music, (I perform on the guitar) If an item of music is written in "C" scale, and then I close by putting"F" chord, for example "F" cord for example it doesn't sound finished and leaves the person listening (or musician) waiting for it to be finished with the "C" cord or note. This is exactly what it means by an artist telling the musicians to "bring it home now". As in this paragraph it is said that when a subject is exhausted it's time to go to the next, it's natural to conclude when I write more. will lose you. 4) I use my company's "mission statements" to guide my blog around, after all, I'm trying to encourage people to come by. I've always believed that a mission statement is essential, I will not copy and paste the same one here since it holds nothing to do with. The objectives of the company are outlined in a document that can draw me back to the basics of the reason I began as a company, it's the important stuff. It also is an opportunity to remind me of who I ambecause, after all, I wrote it out of curiosity and ideas about the things I'd like to accomplish by my work. If you don't have an objective statement, perhaps you should, just writing it changed my perspective to the way I think about how I work in my business. 5.) Write to people, not search engines. My primary focus is always people, since on the other side of what I write within "notepad" is a person who is reading it. That's what's important. Beyond adhering with the rules of the major search engines, SEO, keywords and original content, there's nothing else to do for the big guys and due diligence can go a long way. I don't cut and paste anything, I never even use hyperlinks, but I do use quotes for reference to an article. I always make sure I have 3 sources before I write my blog unless I know everything about the topic, (boy that could be the case one day) I've made the error before and was later called out for it on a piece that contained fake information. It's not enjoyable. In my research and reading I ensure that the information I'm taking in is up to date unless writing a document from the past, which I often do, make sure to check the dates of the article, Most of the time if it's older than a few weeks it's history. I must know the different. 6.) I don't pay attention to making money, I have the attitude to do the right thing and write well , the money will eventually come, it always has. I do not want to portray myself as in a hurry, which is easy to accomplish than the majority of people believe. personal opinion is that if one person's primary concern is money, they are doomed, take a look on Facebook and you will see that greed seems to be taking them down. I have a nephew I worked with to start a music blog, he posted two blogs and then asked me when he would start being paid. (What you're thinking are my exact thoughts, holy cow.) I don't advertise often but when I do it is maybe one product, I don't like being the object of a sales pitch constantly and therefore I do not sell anything. While many blogs do. I do not look at their posts. If I do make an advertisement, I do so with a Link but it must be a product that is directly connected to the sentence I just wrote. For instance, if I've just published an article on knot-tying I may add a link with the following note "This Link is for the purchase of 50 feet of handmade natural fiber rope." In sales, I'm honest and honest, when you click on that Link you are aware that before you click it you are being enticed to buy something.