I write like an extrovert...
Recently, I started using the updated version of 750Words.com.
I used the site in the past but stopped using it because I felt guilty if I didn't write every day.
The pressure of having consecutive day streaks on 750Words.com, my Peloton rides, and doing the Calm meditation every day wore me down.
I know what you're thinking.
How can meditating for 10 minutes a day with the Calm app stress me out?
Gamification works well for me for a while but when it turns into a chore, I tend to lose interest.
Back to the new 750Words.com...
There's a new feature that gives you feedback on your writing.
Does your writing have a negative or positive tone?
Do you write like an introvert or an extrovert?
I am a huge introvert, but I write like an extrovert.
I love my quiet time.
I enjoy going to parties and interacting with friends, but I need to recover with some "me" time.
Ellen is a total extrovert and is the last one to leave the party.
She thrives on engaging with people.
I relax by taking a nap or vegging in front of the television when I'm exhausted.
Ellen relaxes by taking the dog for a two-hour walk when she would come home from a long day at work.
Growing up, I was very shy.
I would hang onto my mother's leg when my Greek relatives would be pinching the hell out of my cheek telling me how much I've grown.
Public speaking terrified the hell out of me.
I never wanted to be the center of attention anywhere.
According to 750Words.com, I write like an extrovert most of the time.
I've been writing every day for over two months (79 consecutive days) so there is a large sample size.
At the end of each month, they gauge your writing based on Joy, Love, Sadness, Fear, Anger, and Overwhelm.
Every day they let you know what your mindset is for each article.
Extrovert vs. Introvert, Positive vs. Negative, Uncertain vs. Certain, and Thinking vs. Feeling.
I don't try to sway the numbers. I just write until I hit 750 words every day.
Some days I write 1000 words and other days I struggle to hit 750 words.
I prefer to write by hand in my journal but I'm using 750Words.com to write my daily emails.
I use my journal for gratitude and random thoughts after I finish my Daily Calm meditation (when it doesn't stress me out LOL).
The ratings on my writing by 750Words.com won't change my writing.
It will make me aware of the impact I have on my readers.
I will take time to look at my ratings if I send an email that strikes a nerve with you or gets a good response from you.
It will be interesting to see how this plays out.
As you know, I've been studying great writers so I can become a better writer.
For some reason, I have a fascination with copywriting even though I don't want to be a full-time copywriter.
I've been working with many top-notch copywriters including John Carlton, David Garfinkel, Ray Edwards, Brian Kurtz (who doesn't call himself a copywriter but is one of the best), and many more copywriters.
I've invested in many copywriting courses.
Many copywriting courses, like the ones from AWAI, teach you the fundamentals of copywriting.
Lately, many gurus are releasing courses teaching you their system for writing engaging marketing copy.
Everyone loves a step-by-step process so these courses can save you a ton of time.
A few years ago, I joined Copy Chief which is a fantastic copywriters community and copywriting training center started by Kevin Rogers.
I joined Copy Chief so I could learn copywriting from established copywriters and get feedback from the amazing community.
It's great to post a sales letter or email promotion and get feedback from dozens of copywriters.
Everyone in the community is a copywriter.
Even though they may be competitors, they all want to see each other succeed so they help each other.
It's one of the most giving communities I've had the privilege to be part of.
Over the years, I watched many newbie copywriters become great writers in their niche.
Whether you want to be a copywriter or just become a better writer like I'm doing, I highly recommend Kevin Rogers and the Copy Chief community.
Kevin is celebrating Copy Chief's 8th Birthday and he has some sweet incentives for you if you want to check it out.
Even if you don't want to be a full-time copywriter, I believe writing is the most important skill you can learn to grow your business.