5 Tips for TikTok Beginners

5 Tips for TikTok Beginners

TikTok is a powerful social media platform that has quickly become the go-to for most people. If you’re new to TikTok and need some tips on how best to utilize this app, look no further! Here are five simple ways of using it:

Post 3-6 Times a Day

Starting out you will want to post 3-6 times a day on TikTok. Posting that frequently gives you the opportunity to reach many different types of audiences, which will help grow your account more quickly!
Make sure there’s some variety in the content you submit each week – sometimes we teach our followers how to do something related to our niche and other times they might just see us being funny or even dancing if this is something I’m good at 😉 The choice ultimately depends upon what fits best with personality as well as audience/goals; however, it should try not to be boring, or you’ll be just another swipe.

TikTok Trends

Join in on any trends you see for the For You page! The reason something is trending means that everyone else has been doing it. This gives an opportunity to jump into this trend and put your own twist with what interests or feeds into who are as well. it’ll give your video something unique while still keeping within Niche genres like Comedy or News which are popular right now in order for viewers’ interest to remain engaged throughout their time spent watching them.


There’s more than one way to put your content on display and some people might not be aware of the power behind hashtags. Make sure you use at least 300,000-1 million viewers targeted for your video because if they are too popular then it might be difficult for people who don’t know about them yet to see what all the hype was about and miss out!

Repurpose Content

TikTok is great for creating content that you can later repurpose on other platforms like Facebook and Instagram. When people enjoy your videos outside of TikTok, they’ll have another reason to come back! By repurposing content on other platforms you save time and effort, as well as doubling or tripling your odds of getting views.

Watch Time

The algorithm that runs TikTok is a complex system, but one thing you can do to help popularize your content and make yourself more visible on the platform is to sure people are watching! If your video has over 85% watch time it’s doing really well. The goal should be to get 100% or higher! The higher the watch time (coupled with a few other factors) will get you that much closer to having that 10K, 100K, or 1M video.

If you’re looking for a way to grow your following online, TikTok definitely seems like the perfect platform. It’s easier than other social media sites and doesn’t require as much strategy or effort – but don’t let its convenience fool ya! These basic tips will help get more views on videos; they just might take a little time.

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6 Writing Tips for Beginners

6 Writing Tips for Beginners

6 Writing Tips for Beginners

Every writer wants to improve in their craft. These six tips for beginners will help you grow as a beginning writer.

1. Keep a notebook with details of your characters:

Keeping the essential details about your characters together in one place will help you think better and write faster. You can combine character sheets, timelines, and plot notes into one document that allows you to jot down what happens when while keeping track of who said what. This is known as writing organically.

2. Set a goal for daily writing

Before you know it, your imagination can take control and you find yourself spending hours at a time in front of your computer screen, even though there’s no real inspiration going on in your head. This is something which I have seen happen several times with newcomers – they just don’t know when to stop! You should ideally set a target word or page count each day and then try to complete that every day. Try not to go over this throughout the first draft of your novel.

3. Balancing dialogue throughout your story.

It is important to balance your dialogue so that it doesn’t feel like one side of the story has more weight than another. This can be difficult when you have a long stretch without any speech or thought-provoking moments in between characters’ lines, but this will help keep readers engaged with what they’re reading! The goal for every character in a story should be to make the reader feel what they’re going through. To do this, you need your audience’s imagination on full blast.

4. Don’t be a broken record.

Watch out for repetition because it will make you look like a broken record. Style is a vital part of any story, and each writer has their own unique way to tell the tale. The best way to make your writing more engaging and interesting for the reader is by adding some variety to how you describe things. Avoid using words or phrases that have been repetitively used before because this will only result in a lackluster experience from both sides: readers won’t be able to get sufficiently excited about what they’re reading while writers might feel like their work isn’t worth putting time into anymore due solely on sheer repetition.

5. Writing location.

When you are working on your story, it is important that the environment be one where there aren’t any distractions. A journal or piece of paper at hand can help with ideas for what comes next while also serving as an easy way to note down anything else going through your mind when writing them out later; however, if these things aren’t available then try using a napkin from a restaurant – just make sure not to scrawl over anything! A specific workspace will allow you more peace so don’t worry about getting creative- find something comfortable and cozy in whichever room suits you best.

6. Keep going

Sometimes the words won’t come. You’ll think of something brilliant then an hour later, it’s gone, and you have no idea what was wrong or how to fix it! This happens for many reasons: tiredness from waking early in order to start writing; distractions like social media popping up while trying desperately not to refresh your browser out of fear that this might stop any progress made so far…whatever reason applies – just keep going because eventually, things will improve (or at least I hope). The key here isn’t getting discouraged when faced with challenges such as writer’s block.

Join a Growing Team of Writers Sharing the Nation’s News

Join a Growing Team of Writers Sharing the Nation’s News

One Christian Voice is a network of local news divisions, sharing information and inspiration with the Christian community, and we would like to invite you to be a part of it.

Sharing the Gospel and Strengthening the Tribe

Our primary mission is to lead people to Christ. We do that through publishing stories about the saving grace of Jesus Christ and also through our affiliate, 365 Day Bible, in which we share on every division, a daily Bible verse with a link to a daily Bible reading.

Our secondary mission is to be a vessel to inform, inspire and connect the Christian community through news sharing. Just as the Israelites were one nation of various tribes, united under one God, we are also a people from various locations and denominations, who serve under the lordship of one God. The Israelites were strong because they honored God, supported one another and stayed connected. Part of the mission of One Christian Voice is to be a vessel that promotes this God-honoring unity and connection.

Writers are Influencers

We hear what’s going on in the world and in our cities through the words of our journalists. Words are powerful. We get to know our God through the Words He wrote to us. The written Word of God has the greatest power known to man and the written word of man also has power. It has influence. It has authority. It changes minds, directs paths, enlightens the spirit, elicits emotion, empowers hearts, informs people and changes culture.

We are in need of Christians who, through eyes that see and ears that hear, can tell today’s stories: word people who are willing to go out into their communities, observe their surroundings and tap out the stories.

Publishing in One Christian Voice

If you would like to use your gift of writing to publish a story in One Christian Voice about someone or something happening in your community, here are the three easy steps to transition from fiction writing to journalism:

#1. Find a topic

Have you met someone whose faith and deeds inspire you? Did your church sponsor a unique or successful activity that had an impact on your community or brought people to Christ? We would love to inspire our readers with stories about those people and activities. We often share these stories across the other divisions to spur others on in their faith and inspire new ideas.

We also publish Magazine-style articles. If you have an expertise in any particular field such as education, health, business, technology, sports, or any other field, we would love to share your knowledge with our readers.

#2. Tell the Story.

Your article does not have to be lengthy. We publish articles starting at just 500 words. The attention span of average readers is shorter today and few people read to the end of an article that exceeds 1500 words.

If you want to write a story that gets read, include some conflict. The conflict can often be found in the former life of a believer and the resolution—a changed life. Other conflicts might be outside forces at work against the church or problems common to church communities today. Sometimes it’s not easy to find the conflict. Don’t make it up, but do a search for it and include it in your title.

Other factors that influence whether an article gets read include strong emotion, familiarity (or fame) of the people, proximity to the audience, size of the audience affected, and uniqueness of the content.

Put the important facts at the top. Unlike novels that slowly build to a climax, in journalism, the most important information comes first, with each successively less important piece of information following.

If you interviewed anyone, include several quotations. If you are writing about an event, try to get even one quotation from the performers. A great way to end a news article is to end it with an impactful quotation.

#3. Find the nearest division of One Christian Voice and email your story to the Editor.

If you have a love of writing and want to be a voice in the world today, we would love to publish your articles. The goal is not perfection. It is connection, so don’t get hung up on making it perfect. Take a look at what we publish, find out what is going on in your community and tell us about it. It is that simple.

If you do not find a local division of One Christian Voice near you, and if you have a solid grasp of both the Christian Bible and the English language, please prayerfully consider applying to launch a division near you.