10 Powerful Frameworks To Help You Punch the Damn Keys

Writing is a simple process. It’s writers who make it seem so terrifying.

After all, we stare at a blank page long enough that we feel this inexplicable urge to transform it, and we do so through sheer power of will.

But what if the will isn’t strong enough? What if we get lost along the way? What if we somehow succumb to the critic within, or worse, to friendly advice, and we’re tempted to give it all up?

The following frameworks will be more than enough to help you punch those damn keys and never worry about going creatively bankrupt.

90 Ways to Turbocharge Your Creativity

Believe it or not, creativity is like a muscle. The more you use it, the stronger it becomes.

At the same time, strengthening this creative muscle requires that we step outside our comfort zone, go beyond the limitations of a particular medium/style, and do our best to show up, no matter what.

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 90 ways to help you turbocharge your creativity.

15 Outside-the-Box Ways to Grow Your Audience

The most common question we get asked by fellow bloggers is, “How do I get more readers?”

Honestly, we’d like to tell you that building a community around your blog is as simple as writing great content, but the bitter truth is that growing a blog, especially in the years to come, will be a bit more nuanced than that.

As more and more people become creative entrepreneurs, bloggers, and content creators, the usual avenues and tools will slowly become less and less effective.

Now is the time to develop new strategies.

Now is the time to think outside the box.

Without further ado, let’s dive into the best strategies on how to grow an audience.

Branding Your Blog: The Why, the What, and the How

Take a moment to think about what makes you… YOU.

Is it your personality?

Is it the story you tell others about how you are?

Is it the mission you have in life? Or your vision of the future?

What about the way you treat others? Or your opinions, values, and beliefs?

Chances are you’ve answered “yes” to all of these questions. And you’re right. All of those factors form your identity.

From the words you choose to speak to the way you dress, to the story you tell yourself in the mirror, all of them are part of your identity.

Now consider this:

While it makes a lot of sense for each of us to have our own identity, at the same time, each blog should have its own identity, too.

Another word for identity in relation to a blog is brand.

The 10 Best Ways to Get More Email Subscribers

Believe it or not, email is still one of the best ways to reach people directly. You get far better engagement, it’s not as intrusive or obnoxious as SMS marketing or push notifications, and it doesn’t have the limitations in terms of reach of social networks (we all know that it’s become mandatory to “boost” our posts on social if we want to reach all our followers.)

That being said, if you want to grow your platform, you need to get serious about building your email list.

And believe me, for a long, long time I’ve neglected this part, only to realize that email is far from dead, and that growing an email list is a surefire way to keep in touch with your audience.

Now, for the challenging part. How do you grow that list?

That’s why I’ve compiled a list of 10 things to do in order to grow your email list. From the obvious to the subtle, these are the best ways to grow your email list in 2022.