Southern Gentleman (John Worsham): “It was a bullet, wasn’t it?”
Forrest: “A bullet?”
Southern Gentleman: “That jumped up and bit you.”
Forrest: “Oh. Yes, sir. Bit me directly in the but-tocks.”
One moment, you’re checking your email or surfing the web or browsing through the aisles of Barnes & Noble, minding your own business, doing nobody any harm, and that’s when it happens…
You read something that jumps up and bites you in the buttocks.
It’s so beautifully written, so painfully true, you can’t help feeling like you just got shot. No, it’s not a physical wound, but you can feel the ideas kicking around inside you, and you know somehow that they’ll stay with you for a very long time.
Maybe you even wonder how you can write like that yourself. So few can.
With blogging in particular, most writing is pitiful, full of shallow ideas and poorly told stories. The posts are hardly memorable, much less capable of making readers feel like they just took a physical blow.
The good news is Forrest Gump is here to help. Here are some of the best lines from the movie, along with advice on exactly how you can up your game:
Nov 21, 12
Well, it finally happened.
For the first time ever, I’ve been persuaded to show my face in public. I’ll be speaking at New Media Expo 2013 in January.
Heaven help us all.
If you’re not familiar with NMX, still sometimes referred to as BlogWorld, it’s one of the two big conferences every year many of the big bloggers attend. It’s a fantastic place to network, as well as pick up tips from some of the smartest people online.
Get more info, along with a 10% discount, by clicking here.
I’ll be speaking about how to write viral posts. We’ll walk through three of my posts that have each gotten more than 100,000 visitors, and I’ll show you how I did it.
Also, depending on how many of you guys show, I’m pondering throwing a little party for Boost Blog Traffic readers. Nothing big, just a get-together so we can all gab a bit.
So, I guess that leaves only one question…