10 Harsh Writing Truths You Don’t Want To Hear But Need To

10 painful truths that will help you (if you can bear them)

Derek Hughes
SYNERGY

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Warning this is going to be like eating Brocilli. Hard to stomach but good for you.

Writing online is brutal. You need every little edge you can get. So you don’t have the luxury of being sensitive. You need powerful truths. Clarity on what action lead to success. And what to stop wasting your time with.

So if you’re feeling brave, take a deep breath and let’s deep in.

1. If no one’s reading your stuff guess whose fault it is

Growing online is not unfair.

It’s the most equitable place in the world. You write. If people like it. They engage with it. Then it gets shown to more people. There’s no big boss favoring their mates. And locking you out.

If your stuff doesn’t get passed on. It’s because people don’t like it.

But I’ve got good news. You get to change this. Look at the numbers. Try stuff. Learn from it. Tweak and try again. Analyze open rates, views, clicks, comments, and shares. These all tell you different things.

The algorithm is for you. She wants you to succeed. But don’t write for her. She isn’t…

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Derek Hughes
SYNERGY

Building a part-time business ($2.5k/month). Showing writers how to grow theirs. Coaching and courses to elevate your writing. Free course www.derekhughes.biz