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TPP #006: How To Bypass Writer's Block And Go Viral (Simultaneously)

TPP #006: How To Bypass Writer's Block And Go Viral (Simultaneously)
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In: The Profiting Publisher
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In today’s issue, I’m telling you how to easily work around writer’s block.

Not only that, but go viral with the content you DO end up writing.

You see, most would deem it impossible, but here’s a secret: They’re dead wrong.

Because publishing online offers ample opportunity.

Off the top of my head, I can think of 3 reasons why:

  • Exposure
  • Feedback
  • Credibility

They’re essential for your growth as a writer, especially if you’ve ever had thoughts of getting paid.

But there’s one looming issue.

What if you’re stuck? With nothing to write?

It can often feel like an endless, thoughtless silence where the words just don’t come out. Nothing to fruition.

It’s called writer’s block.

We’ve all been there and we all know how harsh it can be. But I’ll tell you one thing.

Two, actually:

I know how to get around this daunting detour AND go viral (simultaneously).

💻 Digital Publishing

The modern writing landscape has morphed into a launch pad for anyone willing to write their own salary. Literally.

But here’s the unfortunate part:

Most people are too afraid to put their thoughts out for people to see. They think they have to write 1,000-word articles to make it. To taste any lick of success.

It’s not true.

The reality is, that it all starts with a Tweet. That’s all you need to start writing online. You get tons of chances to go viral and tons of chances to improve your skills. And it takes almost zero effort.

It’s perfect.

Take a look at a recent Tweet of mine:

This is the bread and butter of how to bypass writer’s block and go viral at the same time. It’s important to understand that on Twitter, you can say the same thing 1,000 different ways. In 1,000 different forms.

So there’s really an unlimited amount of potential content.

Look at my Tweet! I’ll give you the step-by-step:

1️⃣ Search Your Analytics

Your Twitter analytics!

You will see all of your Tweets, replies, and mentions. We’re looking for posts that people resonated with.

You want to search for:

  • Likes
  • Comments
  • Retweets
  • Profile clicks

Things like that. Any sort of beneficial engagement.

Pick the top 5 and focus on those.

Here’s what you do next.

2️⃣ Extract Their Templates

Each and every Tweet you post has a template.

A certain structure.

For some reason, the way you wrote it resonated, so we would be smart in thinking it can happen again.

Experimenting is a simple way to strike gold.

This is where we defeat the infamous writer’s block.

3️⃣ Fill In The Blanks

You already have half of the work done for you.

You know that the structure of the Tweet works. Can you add different but original content to refreshen it and maybe make it better?

I’ll give you an example by reworking the Tweet from before.

I could say something different yet original like this:

But it’s the same template.

So now you see how you can truly never run out of ideas AND (simultaneously) increase your chances of going viral.

🧠 Final Thoughts

The reason this strategy works is that the analytics already told you this will get pushed in the algorithm. Improving it only makes it more likely.

Of course, not everything is a hit but that’s why we experiment.

Writing is a process that takes time, yes, but it allows you to be tactical in your steps…

…if you decide to publish online.

And next week? I’m thinking about sharing my current content strategy. It might help you out.

🎁 In Summary

Beating Writer’s block and going viral is simple, not easy.

Here’s how:

  1. Search your analytics.
  2. Find the 5 best.
  3. Extract their templates.
  4. Fill in the blanks.

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Written by
Joseph Seifert
Solopreneur → Writing my basket of businesses. Teaching the art of Thought Monetization.
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