Where I am weak

I’m a terrible excuse for creativity. I once joined the Wednesday Night Drinking Club “host team” out of college and didn’t fit in at all because I was “too serious”. Oh well, times change and so do people. They do. I promise. Just ask my high school acquaintances.

Onward though, I’m an entrepreneur. Can’t shake that. And this means that I am always looking to improve for the sake of my business. So here’s the challenge…Become a better writer.

Today’s marketing climate demands it. More conversations have moved to email, & social discussions rule the roost. Combined with the fact that content marketing dominates (or should dominate) corporate campaigns, it’s time for me to rise up in the creativity department. Maybe this is true for you also?

So I recently found a cool blog. Not my normal read at all. But super enlightening. And the author is a real good scribe. He taught me a thing or two about blogging in this post here: James Althucher, 33 Unusual Tips to Being a Better Writer

For my fun, I’ve tried to incorporate his notes into this piece. For your fun, read it and see how good (or bad) I did.

Here were my highlights:

  • start off making fun of yourself – it’s true, I was too lame to mix with that crowd. They were all party and I was the overzealous entrepreneur.
  • use lots of periods. It helps provoke thought. Check it out. I used this a lot in the post.
  • tell someone something about you that they probably don’t know. Same as above. The Wednesday Night Drinking Club? Really Kyle?
  • end with a bang. How about this?

I suck at writing. I’ve got a long way to go. So may you. Let’s do something about it!


  1. Good post Kyle. I agree that writing is hard and needs to be practiced on a regular basis. I’ve been writing a daily blog post on startups at davidcummings.org for almost two years now and it is still tough.

    1. Thx for reading David. As you know I’m a big fan of 10,000 Start-Up Hours. Outside of the fact that it contains valuable content for entrepreneurs, my favorite elements are your post frequency & copy length. It’s been very helpful in crafting my writing style.

    2. Thx for reading David. As you know I’m a big fan of 10,000 Start-Up Hours. Outside of the fact that it contains valuable content for entrepreneurs, my favorite elements are your post frequency & copy length. It’s been very helpful in crafting my writing style.

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