1. Is my piece inspiring, informative, and/or educational?
Posts featured on My Empowered World are positive and informative. If your piece is snarky, or sarcastic, or not about inspired living, it’s probably not for us. If you’d like to write about astrology, or news, or politics, please find the inspirational slant.
2. Has this already been covered on MEW?
We feature a wide range of topics on My Empowered World and we have a large library of great content. How can your piece add to what’s already there? Perhaps yours can elaborate on one aspect that didn’t get a lot of attention!
3. What’s a great title?
Remember: our readers are busy. A good title has the potential to grab their attention and make them want to read your piece. If you’re stuck trying to create one, ask yourself: What problem does my article solve? How will reading this article make someone’s life better? How would I explain this to a friend?
4. Is my first paragraph succinct?
You only get one chance to make a first impression! Does your first sentence make the reader want to continue? Does your intro paragraph tell the reader very clearly and succinctly what the article will be about?
5. Am I offering readers actionable tips?
Many readers come to My Empowered World to find solutions to life’s issues. A great piece will provide tips that they can implement easily. Here’s an example of a tip that’s actionable: Inhale, count to ten, then exhale as you count to ten again. Notice how clear and precise that is? The reader knows exactly what to do. Here’s an example of a murkier tip: Let go. Okay, sure. But how? How does one let go? (See the difference?) Our readers love posts that provide simple steps.