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How I Cut My Writing Time From 2 Days to 4 Hours
Numbers are a secret type of power words. They attract attention because they stand out. Usability experts recommend using numerals rather than words (grammar purists disagree). “From two days to four hours” would be longer and attract less attention.
“From 2 days to 4 hours” is both powerful and specific.
7 Ways to Achieve Olympic-Level Motivation
I love the phrase “Olympic-Level Motivation”, but I still might not click through to read this post if I’d notice it in my Twitter feed, because the headline doesn’t really tell me it’s for me – is the post for sportsmen, for artists, for schoolchildren, or for anyone? It would certainly make me curious if the headline mentioned entrepreneurs, bloggers, or writers.
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