Getting Over Writers Block
A couple days ago, I was having a conversation via Twitter about writing a blog.
They didn’t know what to write about.
I noticed that so far they had 2 blog posts, one in January and one for February this year.
It’s a good start.
But it’s a slow road.
Imagine if you had a destination that you wanted to get to, but you only moved a few feet at a time.
It would be pretty easy to get discouraged.
My advice is usually step up your pace. Get moving. Make some commitments.
I used to post nearly 50 articles a week on a part time basis, spread over several sites.
Last year I refocused and launched this site which is now updated 20 to 23 times a week instead.
I do not write 20+ articles. I have my sources which I use for many of the articles but everyone of them is selected, edited, tweaked and published by hand, by me.
(I have written permission to use the sources, and I promote those sources.)
But that’s what I do.
What about you?
I urge folks to start by following their passions. Write the way you speak. Don’t worry about perfection.
Decide how often you are going to post a new article. Some do it weekly. Some do it daily.
Maybe 3 times a week is your style.
There is also a difference in who often you write vs. how often you post. Most blogging programs allow you to schedule in advance.
This is very helpful when you are on a roll and want to crank out a few stories but save them for the future.
But back to the question, “I don’t know what to write about…”
It’s okay. I didn’t know for sure what I wanted to write about when I started 9 years ago.
Just start and you’ll find your voice.