KelvinIsAwesome commented on the following stories on BizSugar
Hey Ti! It took a lot of time convincing myself that readers don’t want to hear every single thought that enters my brain. If they did, then hockey blue orange green tea purple monkey dishwasher. What were we talking about? Thanks for the kind words, and heck yes I’m still at it! KELVIN WILL NEVER STOP."
Hey Heather! Absolutely, unnecessary content is subjective, but this is where creativity and personal style enters the equation. I define it as anything that won't add to the readers' experience, but this is based on my assumption of the readers' habits. So often the writer strips any sort of individual style out of their writing because they're A) afraid to offend someone, or B) afraid to bore someone. As with my smart-alecky bullet-point number 3, often the most important key to writing smart content is encouraging readers to think for themselves. Does that make sense?"
Hey Heather, Yeah, I get tired of the wacky, intentionally-controversial types of headlines. Like, "Why You Suck at Blogging!" or, "Why Failure is a Good Thing!", although I'm sure I've been guilty about trying those out in the past. Wise words to live by from Heather Stone: your post must actually deliver."
...Hi Heather! Here's the second half of my answer (the first half is over at the ol' Function blog: So, the individual posts which make up these series obviously need to be closely related. I find that in order to write an effective post that provides value, information or straight-up answers, I need to first ask myself pertinent questions. I know, it's so dumb it works! I pose these questions in my outlines, break them down in the body of my posts into subheadings, and then in order to wrap everything up, I state a definitive answer as part of my call to action. To be honest, it helps me keep my oft-scatter-brained mind in check because the entirety of the post needs to be on track for the CTA to match the headline. Does that all make sense? I could keep going, I'm sure! I'm really happy you've taken the time to comment Heather, I love these types of conversations!"