If You Want to Grow as a Writer, Don’t Become a Journalist — You’re Better Off Learning Digital Writing Best Practices & a New Model For Success

I Know This Because I Was One; I Didn’t Have to Earn My Page Views!

This goes for anyone blessed to write for a large online outlet with built-in page views and a corporate staff that guides editorial decisions based on “we’ve always done it this way,” a.k.a. tradition.

Corporate Won’t Allow That!

This is why you progress best by writing for yourself, sticking your own neck out, and experimenting with content.

This is Called Value for Value, or #V4V in the Bitcoin Lightning Community

It takes ads out of the equation and rids the Internet of boring stories no one wants.

V4V Forces Writers to Forego Bad Habits Like:

  • Two large graphs of boring context that start with “because of Covid” and end with…nothing special. It’s several graphs in before you get to the payoff that made you click in the first place.
  • Long, wordy paragraphs that waste readers’ time.
  • Burying information beneath all of the above.
  • Headlines that may be properly journalistic, but aren’t tailored to modern digital audiences.



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Heather Larson

Heather Larson

Hi 👋 I’m Heather Larson! I’m data-driven content writer coming from traditional media. I’m a veteran broadcaster, radio personality, and journalist.