Writing as Planting Trees

Or, What Google Is Teaching Me About Patience

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Google’s Favorite Posts in 2020

These are the top ten posts on AnneJanzer.com, in order of their online popularity. Look at the list and then we’ll dive into the lesson of it.

1. Defining tone, style, and voice in writing

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2. Taking sides in the great email or text debate

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3. Nonfiction writers tell true stories

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4. Shrinking attention spans

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5. Using metaphors in nonfiction

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Posts #6–10-More Writing Advice and Book Reviews

The rest of the top ten run the gamut from book reviews to writing in the workplace to nonfiction writing:

The Deeper Lesson about Patience

Did you notice something? None of those posts were first published in 2020. All were from earlier-two from 2016.

  • Generosity rebounds. Book reviews tend to be among my better performing posts (two made my top ten.)
  • Patience is golden.

Author, Writing Coach: Writing about Marketing, Technology, and Writing Itself (very meta). AnneJanzer.com

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