Digital Writing

3 Best Resources To Start Learning About Digital Writing.

Natasha Musa 2 min read
3 Best Resources To Start Learning About Digital Writing.
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Want to start writing online but need help figuring out where to start?

When I first started writing online in 2008, it wasn't that complicated. Today, though, you'd probably be wondering:

  • Where should I start writing online? Blog or social media?
  • Which platform should I start on? X, LinkedIn, Threads, Medium, Substack?
  • What should I write about? What's my niche? (I still struggle with this today)

The digital environment has changed so much, and there are so many things you need to consider before you can start writing online. I don't blame you if you feel overwhelmed or confused about where to start first.

But don't worry, I've got your back!

Here are three best resources you could start with to help you on your journey:

#1 Read This Book: You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One) by Jeff Goins

Every beginner digital writer should read this book.

Jeff Goins is an accomplished writer who has written several books on various topics. He actively writes on his website and in his newsletter called The Ghost. In You Are A Writer, Jeff arms readers with the information required to start as a writer, covering topics from mindset to how to begin writing to how to win fans.

You Are A Writer (So Start ACTING Like One) is 135 pages of easily digestible but essential information for every beginner digital writer.

#2 Take This Course: Ship 30 for 30 by Nicolas Cole and Dickie Bush

I was on the verge of giving up my pursuit of writing online; this course helped me fall back in love with writing.

When I signed up for this course a couple of years ago, it was cohort-based. It's recently been relaunched on Skool as a self-paced course, but its content remains the same. I liked that Ship 30 for 30 challenges you to write 30 atomic essays in 30 days. An atomic essay is a concise, focused piece of writing that distils a single idea in just 250 words. Writers then share their essays on X to gain feedback and gather data on their writing.

Ship 30 for 30 is an excellent course as it helps overcome many common problems faced by digital writers, such as creating a consistent writing habit or finding your niche by writing in public, specifically on X and Typeshare, to gain data and feedback.

I highly recommend this course to anyone interested in starting digital writing.

#3 Listen To This Podcast: David Perell's How I Write

I am a big fan of David Perell and his writing online.

His course, Write of Passage, is on my wish list of writing courses I'd love to do one day. It's pretty expensive and I can't afford it just yet. His podcast, How I Write, is one of my favourite podcasts, and I listen to it at least once a week during my morning walks. In his podcast, David explores the power of writing and has had guests such as Shaan Puri, Tim Ferris and Ali Abdaal.

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