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12 Of Our Favorite Blog Posts From 2020

A few keys to having a successful blog, regardless of what industry you are writing about, is to be consistent, focus on building relationships, have fun, and give readers something of value.

And boy, did we lead by example in 2020!

We take pride in our library of Edit This® blog posts, which covers practically everything that has to do with the writing and editing industry. From grammar tips to hacks for fellow writers and how to give your small business a voice, we've written about it all.

Out of the 50-plus entries that we wrote this past year, here are our 12 favorites.

Click on the individual green-colored links to read each article.

Writers love to stay busy in front of the computer. But the reality is that it's a sedentary job that can lead to unhealthy habits and risks if we aren't careful, including lack of sleep, poor posture, stress, headaches, and weight gain. Here are ways to stay healthy.

The best journalists, writers, and storytellers are the ones who realize that active listening makes you a more effective writer. Mastering this skill helps you find the real depth to a story and the person who is sharing it with you.

Shortly after the COVID-19 pandemic started, I wrote this blog post to help small businesses keep themselves top of mind with their clients. Here are four helpful content writing tips for your small business during the coronavirus, which is still relevant today.

It is perfectly acceptable to start a sentence with and or but. Just like anything else, you never want to overuse the privilege. But if the situation calls for it, why not?

When you're used to staying up late to write nearly every night, it can be almost impossible to break that cycle. I knew that I needed to, but staying up late to write was like a drug.

You could have the most current and expertly designed site in your industry, with visually pleasing photos and every bell and whistle imaginable. But if you didn't bother to include well-written copy (words) to explain what you do and share your story, the site will fall short.

What else is there to say? This is just a fun post. Enjoy.

As fun as blogs are, it can be frustrating when we spend all day writing one post. Every day, bloggers just like you are trying to answer the question, "How do I write my blog faster?" Luckily, I have an answer – well, it's more like a plan.

I love seeing company websites that have fun and engaging employee bios on an About Us, Meet The Team, or Our Team page. And the fact that they took the time to include them shows how much the owners value building connections.

I'm still convinced there are enough topics and quality prompts out there for any company in any industry to keep blogging for many years to come. But many people often wonder, what would happen if I did stop blogging?

Plenty of writers struggle to be efficient with their words, especially when they have a good story brewing or are trying to make a point. It feels like everything they wrote is critical to the overall piece – but if they look closer, that's not always the case.

If you're struggling to come up with more blog ideas, here are a few more to help you keep building a solid library of posts for years to come.

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Our list of services include:

* Website copy

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* And so much more

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Thanks for reading!

*STEVE GAMEL is the President & Owner of Edit This, a writing and editing services company located in Denton, TX. Steve handles anything involving the written word. Give him a call today to help give your business a clear voice.

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