5 Tips on How To Write Like a Data-Informed Badass

This is how you build an empire with your thoughts

Gregory D. Welch


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What you’re creating are not just Tweets, posts, and articles, they’re data points. And they tell you exactly how to build an empire with your thoughts.

You might not want to hear this, but if you’re serious about being successful as a writer in the current model of the writing game, you have to stop thinking like a writer (that’s so yesterday) and start thinking like an online writer instead.

You, yes, you, are a business. Everything you scribble is a product rolling out of the factory of your mind and when you embrace this reality head-on, you become a powerhouse of possibility.

“There are 2 types of writers today: those who use data to inform and improve their writing, and those who fail.” (Nicolas Cole, The Art and Business of Online Writing)

Which one will you be?

If you want to write like a data-informed badass, here are 5 essential tips:

  1. Stop thinking of your writing in a limited way, it IS art but it’s also a business.
  2. Start collecting and analyzing data about your audience.
  3. Use that data to inform your content strategy.
  4. Test, test, TEST!
  5. Rinse, recycle, repeat and reuse!

Being a writer in the digital age means turning your writing into a data mining machine.

“The new way to think about being a writer in the digital age is to turn your writing into a data mining machine.” (Nicolas Cole, The Art and Business of Online Writing)

By analyzing and organizing your work in a systematic way, you can uncover valuable insights that can help you improve your writing and business performance. By thinking of yourself as a data miner, you can approach your writing with a more strategic mindset, which can lead to greater success.

One way writers can think more strategically about their online writing is by analyzing and organizing their work in a systematic way. By taking a data-driven approach to…



Gregory D. Welch

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