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Hurts like hell to publish my inner-most thoughts and feelings

Any sensible writer or blogger knows the act of writing inner-most thoughts and feelings is analogous to swallowing a tortilla chip with a sore throat—painful!  But it’s the act of publishing our writing that really wratchets up the risk we take as writers.

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To write well requires an immense leap of faith.  My current publishing struggle can be summarized in the form of the question, How or when is someone going to use my words against me in the future?

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Hook readers simply by writing more descriptive post titles

While participating in online communities for writers I often hear others ask, “How can I gain more readership to my blog or site?”

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newspaper by Nicolas Nova is licensed under Creative Commons | Attribution-NonCommercial-NoDerivs 2.0 Generic (CC BY-NC-ND 2.0)

My answer:  Use a more descriptive post title so that a reader is compelled to read on. And no, this doesn’t give you liberty to write click-bait titles like, You won’t believe what she did next!  

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