Lessons from Winnie the Pooh to the Content Writer in You

content writing tipsWe love Winnie the Pooh. Pooh bear is one of the most adorable cartoon characters concocted by the writers at Disney studios. Do you realize that Winnie the Pooh possess many traits that are valuable to a content writer?

1. Calm acceptance of life

Nothing fazes Pooh, ever. Unlike, Rabbit who is obsessive compulsive about his plot of land, his parties and keeping to his time schedule; Pooh takes it easy. A content writing job requires the same of you. Do not allow minor hindrances, setbacks to stress you out. There are things that you can control and things that you cannot. Go on with your content writing and your responsibilities, let life do its thing.

2. Never in a hurry

Pooh goes about his things in a collected manner, never rushing. And he manages to get things done. A content writer is always in a hurry, to finish one job and take on another. They often forget to take each day as it comes. In fact, the very element of hurry takes the pleasure of research/writing out of the content writing job. So, sit down, take a deep breath, watch your favorite Winnie the Pooh cartoon episode before you move on to the next content writing job.

3. The big picture is more important than the details

Pooh understands the things that matters: he sees the big picture instead of getting hung up on the minor details. The same could be said about the content writing job. Do not agonize over every missed preposition, forgotten comma and dropped ‘s’. The most important aspect of your content is the message. Make sure that it gets across. Keep your language skills top-notch, but accept that there will be mistakes in your work.

4. Speaks in simple language

Pooh always speaks using diction that even kids understand. After all Pooh is the imaginary friend of Christopher Robin, a kid himself. Pooh has never been known to use complex, convoluted sentences. A content writer needs to remember this basic rule: keep it simple. Most internet readers are not nerds/geeks with an A+ in language skills. They are also not looking to improve their language skills. They are expecting to skim through material for some quick info. So write in sentences that can be read easily, that can be understood easily. We do not want to have to look up a dictionary to comprehend your article.

5. Patience is a virtue

Pooh is always collected and calm. He waits for his friends to finish whatever they are doing before they move on together to the next adventure. He would restate what he had to, until somebody listened. A content writing job requires the same level of patience. You will need to wait for results, for people to get back to you, for people to understand what you are trying to convey, and so on.

6. Helps out friends

No matter how naughty Tigger has been, or how gloomy Eeyore is, Pooh still stands by them; and helps them out in their time of need. A friend in need is a friend indeed, to quote an old Proverb. So, reach out to your other content writing friends – not only for the sake of friendship, but to generate new clients and contacts. Different content writers have different styles and range of writing. Thus when a client with a specific requirement contacts your friend, she/he can refer the client to you and vice versa.

7. Goes out to friends

Pooh does not wait for friends to come to him. He goes out to meet them when he is bored, needs help or is in need of company. A content writing job requires you to advertise yourself, tag your friends, shout out to the world; otherwise the world will not know. You need to tug your friends, tap on their shoulders, sit on them (whatever works) to make them acknowledge your content, and take notice.

Switch on the Disney channel, watch a few re-runs of Winnie the Pooh, get inspired and start writing your next article.

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