Ways to use writing effectively:
- Summarize all of your media content. This will inevitably make you more selective due to increased time cost.
- Prove your understanding of a concept and make future recollection easier by rewriting the idea in your own words.
- Jot down the evolution of your ideas, so you can later craft them into unique content.
- Ask for feedback on imperfect writing in order to gain collective knowledge and critiques.
Q&A with Anne-Laure Le Cunff on effective strategies used by Maker Mind newsletter to grow. Consistency can lead to phenomenal results and one should focus on producing content of high quality for readers.
How to differentiate yourself
Be consistent and add value to your readers
Adopt a friendly tone
Encourage feedback from readers
Mistakes to avoid
Trying not to make mistakes - these are the best ways to grow
Being inconsistent - you need to find your voice and define your value
How to get traffic & grow
Sharing your editions on social media e.g. LinkedIn, Twitter, Instagram etc.
Ad hoc communities where your audience resides
Telling your friends and networks about it & encouraging them to share
Organizing events with guest speakers & giving access to email subscribers
Helpful tips on growing
Focus on providing value so people don’t find your content annoying. Growing becomes easier when readers begin sharing your content.
Challenge yourself - spend some time writing everyday
Consistently deliver value to readers
Create a platform where readers can choose their own adventure and decide what they want to read
Content to include in the newsletter
Links to new articles
Interesting findings online
Launching a community
Who is the community?
What value would they get from joining?
This will help you decide when to paywall and launch a community
Intellectual stimulation from conversations
Coffee chats with creators
Being featured in podcasts and giving presentations
Early access to products
Be consistent in writing and sending your newsletter but also take breaks to recharge your batteries.