Back in the sweltering summer of 2007, I got a bit crazy.
I wanted to get across to people that becoming a better writer is not something a “10 Step” article can teach you. Yes, reading helps writers immensely, but when it comes down to it, you become a better writer by writing.
Then, it occurred to me. Why not deliver that “10 Steps” post that everyone was hoping for as a way of hammering home the point?
With that, the original 10 Steps to Becoming a Better Writer was born. It was an instant hit, and remains one of the most popular posts on Copyblogger.