Blog Writing

4 Practical Steps to Help You Write Faster

4 Practical Steps to Help You Write Faster

What would you do with more time in the day? I would probably clean, but I’d like to think I’d watch This is Us while chowing down on some Ghiradelli brownies (calories don’t count in my fantasy world). Have you ever considered that you could […]

6 Things to Do Before Launching Your New Blog

6 Things to Do Before Launching Your New Blog

There’s a lot that goes into learning how to start a blog, but one of my best lessons was failing on my first effort. However, instead of wasting your own time and effort, you can learn from my mistakes.  For the last few years, I’ve […]

How to Write a Blog: The Beginner’s Ultimate Guide

How to Write a Blog: The Beginner’s Ultimate Guide

Warning: this guide on how to write a blog is long, but I promise it won’t actually take you a year to draft a blog post. All of the information in this post will help you write more powerfully and quickly.  This post contains affiliate […]

Blog Editing: How to Polish Your Content in 5 Easy Steps

Blog Editing: How to Polish Your Content in 5 Easy Steps

Blog editing might seem scarier than it really is. Here are easy steps to help polish your blog posts before you hit publish.  Good and bad writers have one big thing in common:   They both need to edit before publishing anything.   I used […]

Write Better Blog Posts in 4 Easy Steps

Write Better Blog Posts in 4 Easy Steps

Improve your writing by preparing ahead of time! I’m not much of an outliner. I’m a procrastinator, which isn’t really conducive to outlining. There were many times in college I’d wake up at 3 or 4 a.m. the day an essay was due and start […]

The Simple Secret to Help You Write Better

The Simple Secret to Help You Write Better

So you want to be a better writer. I could tell you it’s easy or that there’s one simple secret to becoming a better writer that you’ve never heard before. But if I did that, I’d be lying. Becoming a better writer will take work, […]

How a Broad Niche Can Hurt Your Blog

How a Broad Niche Can Hurt Your Blog

Choosing a broad blog niche can hurt in ways you wouldn’t expect. In 2016, I jumped on the blogging train. I knew I wanted to be a part of that world and write about things I was interested in, but I didn’t know exactly what […]

How to Blog When You Don’t Know How to Write

How to Blog When You Don’t Know How to Write

Are you somebody who has talents you’d love to share with the world through blogging, but you don’t know how to write? You are the reason I started The Hopeful Writer. A lot of my friends and family members could share their cooking, crafting, or […]

5 Easy Steps for Organizing a Blog Post

5 Easy Steps for Organizing a Blog Post

Super simple steps for organizing a blog post! This post contains affiliate links, which means I could earn a small commission if you use the links. I only recommend a few items or services I love. See my complete disclosure. Knowing what you want to write […]

6 Simple Ways for Bloggers to Improve Grammar

6 Simple Ways for Bloggers to Improve Grammar

Starting a blog can be daunting. All these (mostly) unreasonable questions may go through your mind:   Will anybody read it?   Can I handle the trolls who are bound to leave their unwanted print in the comments?   Do I have anything to add […]