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  1. Handres
    September 8, 2017 @ 10:41 am

    Very nice post, From what I learn you should post at least once a week. To keep you site interesting. It might be interesting but people are always looking for days, and the newest post. I like your post very much. Thank you

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    • Moon
      September 11, 2017 @ 1:01 pm

      Posting a blog article once a week is recommended by many experts as the bare minimum. To be effective, regular posting is always encouraged. I guess each person has to find their own rhythm, I have even heard of some who posts 5-6 articles per day 🙂

      Thanks for your encouragement and I hope to see you here regularly.

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  2. Daniel - Classic Rock Days
    June 1, 2017 @ 12:08 am

    Wow, it was really interesting, I enjoyed reading. Look forward to reading more good materials on the subject and become accomplished writer in future. English is not my first language so sometimes difficult to write a lot. Thank you for sharing this!

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    • Moon
      June 14, 2017 @ 5:14 pm

      I am not a native English speaker myself and I could not boast to have master the language. However, I do believe that you can become an accomplished writer even if it’s not your first language. If you are sincere and write from the heart, your readers will still be captivated. As I stressed time and again, practise is always the key to great accomplishments, so keep writing!

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  3. Deep
    May 30, 2017 @ 10:32 pm

    Such an easy article to follow for beginners. You answered all of the simple basic questions that someone new might have, great post I learned a lot and will look for more useful article you have written, thanks for sharing.

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    • Moon
      May 31, 2017 @ 9:30 am

      You are welcome and glad that I am able to help. Do visit my site again, I will be sharing more writing tips as well as tips on building a website. Have you taken a look at my WordPress training? You are welcome to explore and leave comments as well.

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  4. Harjit
    May 30, 2017 @ 9:24 pm

    Great article. I will bookmark this as I often struggle writing posts that are over 300 words on my websites.

    I really love the section on How to write more the 4 step process as I believe this will help me a lot in helping me write 1000 word blogs.

    You have clearly become an accomplished writer.

    Thank you for your great post!

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    • Moon
      May 31, 2017 @ 11:31 am

      Thanks for the compliments! I understand the struggle you are going through because I had a lot of difficulties when starting out too. I would say with more practise, the writing process would get smoother, and soon you find yourself babbling off and you may need to trim your article instead of trying to make it longer LOL.

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  5. Mike
    May 30, 2017 @ 8:15 pm

    Good tips and well organized presentation. But I’ll admit the idea of writing so frequently, and at such length, is a bit intimidating to someone who isn’t that crazy about the process!

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    • Moon
      May 31, 2017 @ 11:34 am

      As bloggers, it’s important to get into the habit of writing. If writing 3 articles a week sounds intimidating, you can always adjust to fit your own schedule and preference. An article a week works just as well and as I mentioned above, the main point is to be consistent in posting and not post like mad one week then stop for 3 weeks…you get the drift?

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  6. Russell
    May 30, 2017 @ 7:41 pm

    Very well written. I can tell you are very experienced in writing articles.
    The site is set up nicely.
    Keep up the great work and content.

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    • Moon
      May 31, 2017 @ 11:37 am

      Hi Russell,

      I cannot claim that I am experienced. It would be more accurate to say with time and more practise, your writing skill will definitely improve, whether in terms of speed, amount of words or quality of content. This should be the aim of our writing in the days to come. Of course, creating a masterpiece (an article can be a piece of art too!) will take time and skills which will slowly build up as you work at it, just like any other skill.

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  7. Adam
    May 30, 2017 @ 4:48 pm

    Hi Moon,

    This is a very interesting article, and as a blogger myself, you have raised some points that I had not considered. The idea of writing of drafts I find of particular interest. I don’t currently do this, however I can definitely see the benefit. Allowing time for the post to evolve, can bring new ideas that you otherwise may not have thought of. Currently I just write the whole article in one day, sometimes taking me 5-6 hours to compile, often without leaving my desk. I am passionate about my niche, but after reading your article, I feel I need to also become more passionate about the art of blogging, as it can only improve my reader engagement.

    Thank you very much for posting.
    Adam.

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    • Moon
      June 1, 2017 @ 9:52 am

      Well said Adam! I have heard of the term “marinating an article”, so that’s what I am suggesting here. Let your ideas marinate and the flavour of it improves 🙂
      I can totally understand you taking 5-6 hours on a post, it works the same way for me until I got frustrated with the slow speed. That is what motivated me to ask around and find out from more prolific writers how they manage to write fast and a lot? Where do they pull ideas from? After this procedure, you will see a pattern that all these writers have, that is, being consistent.

      You might not be able to write a lot at first, but after a few weeks of consistent writing, soon you will be surprised at your own results, so keep at it.

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  8. Keli Tucker
    May 30, 2017 @ 4:06 pm

    This is a very well written article and I can tell that you invested both time and effort into making it useful. It is important to read and write more and more to get used to doing this all the time. Having your own website can be very profitable but it takes time and persistence. Great post! Thank you 🙂

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    • Moon
      June 1, 2017 @ 9:55 am

      It is always essential to read and increase our knowledge. Even though what you are reading may seem unrelated to what you will write, but the information will always be stored in your mind and who knows one day it might be of use. I find myself pulling information and stories from my childhood days even.

      You are right that a website takes time and persistence, and I value the latter slightly more. Time passes no matter what you do but keep persisting at something, you will see results finally.

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  9. Yvonne
    May 30, 2017 @ 3:32 pm

    I like the idea of writing for 30 minutes without doing any spell checks, edits and organization. I’m the opposite. I write and spell check at the same time so it can be quite distracting to go through every single word then it is still a draft. I would like to try out your method of writing.

    And I agree about telling what you know. The more you know about the topic you’re writing about, there will not be a shortage of words. The only ‘problem’ is how to structure the points so that they flow well.

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    • Moon
      June 14, 2017 @ 5:19 pm

      Doing writing and spell-check at the same time would signify that you are a meticulous person, and you like your work to be neat and tidy as you go along. These are all good points and if it works for you, continue with this system.

      Of course, you are very welcome to try out my suggestion, and once you find the right rhythm, you will be unstoppable!

      Good point that you have raised about structuring the ideas, that’s why it is important to plan. Have you heard of a saying, “Plan your work, work your plan, then your plan will work”?

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  10. Carl
    May 30, 2017 @ 3:13 pm

    Hi Moon

    As an aspiring Blogger myself I need these steps to help me write more. I have a really hard time writing content and have been trying to figure out a way to structure my writing time. Thanks for these excellent ideas on how I can structure my time better and get more content out. So is three like the minimum one should shoot for when blogging? I believe I have the time to try and accomplish that.
    Thanks again for the great info.

    Cheers
    Carl

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    • Moon
      June 14, 2017 @ 5:30 pm

      Publishing three posts a week will put you at a great advantage because you are creating fresh content regularly. Depending on your own speed as well as the time needed to do background research and sourcing for images and videos etc, you can always post more or less. When you are able to write more, you can schedule to publish posts ahead, such that you are trickling articles over a span of time rather than posting all at once, then nothing for a while.

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