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Rock Your Productivity With These 5 Secrets What Is A Blogging Voice and Why Do You Need One?

Rock Your Productivity With These 5 Secrets

The big “P”. Productivity.

Personally, it’s not one of my favorite words. It somewhat smacks of another word that I’m not particularly fond of. Routine.

Just words so I’m changing them.

From now on “productivity” will mean “making profits” and “routine” will mean “every day.”

I’m liking that better. How about you?

The fact is this: Our productivity does impact our bottom line and the sooner we get our productivity groove on, the better.

The art of the big “P” . . . . .

We all know it’s easy to kill hours on social media sites, not too difficult to spend waaaay too much time reading other blogs, and who hasn’t been guilty of spending half an afternoon on a Google search that went wild? I say, to be productive, you need a plan.

Top 5 Productivity Secrets:

  • Write down five goals the night before. This will give you a clear picture of what you will be working on the next day and will help you stay focused.
  • Follow your list exclusively. When you start your day, do NOT vary from the goals you set the night before. Sit at your desk until you have them all complete. After you do this a few times, you’ll know better than to put 155 hours of work on your plate for the next day!
  • Do not check e-mails until you have completed your daily goals. There is one exception here and only one. You may check them IF you are waiting for a specific response from someone. Otherwise, forget about it! You can view those e-mails at the end of your productive day.
  • Use a timer. For your social media marketing, that is. Allow yourself 10 minute intervals throughout your day to update your status. Join conversations after your list is complete.
  • Be accountable. Set a deadline and share it with someone else. Use a coach, a mastermind group, or partner with someone to help you stay accountable.

Productivity doesn’t have to be something that eludes you. It’s really about staying focused and staying on task.

Just remember, rockin’ your productivity leads to a rockin’ successful business!

Peace,

-Martha

What Is A Blogging Voice and Why Do You Need One?

Do you know who you are?

Come on. When was the last time you looked in the mirror and gave it some thought?

OK, I’m not here to talk about your deep, self-discovery journey, but it does somewhat go hand-in-hand with finding your voice.

Your blogging voice, that is!

You see, if you are really serious about your blog, you have to know who you are, why you are writing, and talk to your audience in your very best “you” voice.

Whaaaat?

I guess we’re talking about authenticity again. Becoming real to your readers. Think about it. Unless you are going to blogs for information only (I’m talking textbook here), why are you drawn to the blogs you regularly visit? Two words.

Their voice!

They deliver the info in a way that resonates with you, draws you in and makes you want to come back for more. Sort of like a good friend who tells you to pull up a comfy chair, shares a luscious story that you were waiting to hear and gives you a warm pat on the back before you leave.

Am I right?

Your own blogging voice should be filled with your own story your own “take” on things, your own opinions, quirkiness, and humor. The authentic “you” voice is peppered throughout your content to make it unique and interesting.

For example . . .

Anybody can (and so many do!) write a blog about social media, blogging, online marketing, etc. (my own valuable topics) but nobody can say it like I can! And, I’m not being a braggart, a big-head, or anything of the sort. I’m pointing out that nobody can express their thoughts in exactly the same way as I can. It’s just simple math. There’s only one of me.

There’s only one of you too!

Take your blogging seriously and don’t just regurgitate what everybody else is saying. Put your spin on it. Be controversial on occasion, speak your mind, let people into your world!

That’s what having a blogging voice is all about!

It’s not contrived. It’s not artificial. It’s not bland. It’s writing like you talk.

It’s showing your audience your human side, your personality. Hey, a few warts never hurt anyone!

Your blogging voice is you and you already have that!

Use it!

Peace,

-Martha