why it's difficult to write your own bio

Why It’s Difficult To Write Your Own Bio

How often do you write about yourself? Not very often I’m sure. But if you’re a business owner or you’re looking to boost your career, then you need to write about yourself. Better yet, you need to promote yourself. In today’s competitive world of selling yourself or selling your  services, it’s incredibly important to write an honest and compelling bio on your LinkedIn profile,  job application, or website.  If you’re having trouble writing your bio, you’re not alone.  It truly is a difficult task to write about yourself. Here are some reasons why.

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4 tips to help you decide how much content is enough

4 Tips to Help You Decide How Much Content Is Enough

When it comes to content length, there is no general rule of thumb. But allow me to use the analogy of food (once again). You can think of  content as either being a  crème brulee or a bag of chips. While both items are enjoyable, they each come with their own set of differences. A crème brulee is a pleasantly sweet small dish for a reason. When you want it, one is often enough. But with a bag of chips, one is often never enough.  Content can play that similar role in either case. It all depends on what you can and want to achieve with your content.

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Tips for improving your writing through the practice of self-care

7 Self-Care Tips To Improve Your Writing

Although self-care is important for any profession or life circumstance, there is a clear relevance for it among writers. Writing requires a lot of energy. When you write, you rely on yourself to have the energy, creativity, motivation, and confidence to put ideas and sentences together. The ability to maintain this self-reliant status ends up being a lot of pressure that we put on ourselves. Here are seven self-care tips that writers can use to make their writing experience a lot more enjoyable.

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How A Journal Can Benefit Your Mental Health

Life throws us plenty of challenges on a daily basis. Some challenges may be more difficult to cope with than others. And when it they start to accumulate without any sort of resolve, it can be difficult to cope with those challenges. But one of the ways we can help ourselves to cope with those challenges and improve our mental health is by keeping a journal. Here are some of the ways that writing in a journal can be good for your mental health.

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Why I Won’t Write Your Student Assignment

When I tell people about the services I provide for students, I am often asked: “Do you write papers and essays for students?” My short answer is: no.  In order to breach those misconceptions about my business and its values, I decided to provide in depth reasons why I don’t provide this service.  Overall, my reasoning for this firm response is to encourage you to be the writer and to earn the results you achieve!

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Why “Bad Writers” Should Still Write

Have you ever been called a bad writer before? If so, did this label stop you from writing? I hope not. I’ve met many people who say they love writing but they consider themselves to be bad writers.  I am sure this feeling is  common among the most acclaimed writers. However, persistence, practice, and passion are the three major ingredients toward helping you gain your confidence and improve your writing. No matter what people tell you, no matter how much you doubt yourself, if you want to write, you should write.

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The anatomy of a blog article

The Anatomy of a Blog Article

Believe it or not, there is a lot of work that goes into a single blog article.  The article as a whole contains a number of components that make it effective for engaging readers and keeping their interest in the content. This article will describe these major components that make up the anatomy of a blog article.

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How To Use Track Changes Microsoft Word

How to Use Track Changes on Microsoft Word

 

Microsoft Word has a function called Track Changes that is helpful for collaborative projects and editing. I use it often for both writing and editing projects with my clients. I find it makes our work together a lot more engaging. If a client  has a question or wishes to suggest changes on a document, then that can be done through using Track Changes. While I’ve been using it for many years within different contexts, I know that there are some people who are unfamiliar with using this function. However, that should not stop them from being a part of the collaborative experience that Track Changes yields. Here are step by step instructions for using three major features of Track Changes: 1) reviewing Track Changes,  2) inserting Track Changes, and 3) Comments.

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6 Ways To Improve Your Persuasive Writing Skills

 

The primary function of persuasive writing is to make an impact with your words.  In today’s information age, written content is everywhere. It’s simply not enough to be descriptive. With competing industries populating the commercial and academic marketplace, it’s imperative to positively stand out.

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Mise en Place: A Formula for Organized Writing

 

“Mise en place” is a popular French term that  translates to “everything in its place.” It’s a standard and practice that many great chefs live by in order to create their dishes. The major premise is to ensure that all ingredients are prepared and  made accessible well in advance so that the flow of cooking is not disrupted.  As someone who has a strong love for cooking and baking, I see the value in this approach. Recently, I began to think of how applicable it is to the context of clear and persuasive writing. Mise en place could even be considered as a tip to cure writer’s block. Although I previously wrote a post about writer’s block, the intricacies of mise en place merit a post on its own.

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