Would you be able to write a blog post if someone placed a gun to your head?
There is the probability of you getting shot due to a very high level of anxiety.
I can put a blog post together in any circumstance. So, if someone placed a gun to my head and shouted, “Write a blog post now!” I would be able to do it.
Today, I am going to share my secret of how I go about writing a blog post under any circumstance with you.
Write About What You Know
Yes, my friend, it is a thousand times easier to write a blog post that is based on a topic that you actually know.
If you have been cooking for years, you would be in a much better position to put together a recipe-related blog post.
And if you are a photographer, you would be in a much better position than anyone else when it comes to writing a blog post that is based on photography tips.
The problem my friend is that a lot of us delve into things that we do not know about; which places us in a position to guess.
Now, why should you waste your time guessing when you could actually use that time wisely by putting together something that you actually know?
Believe That You Can Get It Done
When I was on Blogger, I used to write more than one blog post daily (Back then, I posted an average of five blog posts per day).
I was able to do that because I believed that I was capable of doing it (Besides, it was easy for me to believe in my ability to put a blog post together; writing more than one blog post on a daily basis whenever I needed them was all the proof that I needed to convince myself in my ability to write).
In my blog post, 10 Crazy Things Things I Did In My Earlier Days Of Blogging, I mentioned that I wrote a week’s worth of blog posts in one night with the intentions of scheduling them.
Dear friend, I cannot stress enough about believing in your ability to blog.
Here is an example that will sink in my point further:
A barber does not doubt in his or her ability to cut hair because they are accustomed to giving their clients neat-looking haircuts.
Dear friend, the same thing applies to blogging.
The problem is that too many bloggers are still doubting themselves; they are unsure of their ability to put together a blog post with ease.
Simply Write The Way The Way That You Talk
I have said on numerous occasions, “If you can talk, you can certainly write.”
Ironically, words tend to come to us easily whenever we are talking to a good friend.
Since talking is second nature for you, you might as well record yourself talking out your blog post (You could do a written transcript of what you said after).
Make the writing process easier for you by writing the way that you talk.
Besides, if you write the way that you talk, the stylistic flow of your blog post will be a natural one.
Write The First Thing That Comes To Your Mind
Many people would dread the idea of writing the first thing that comes to their mind due to the fact that they are self-conscious about their wording.
Now, the goal here is not to be perfect; it is to record your thoughts as quickly as possible.
In essence, you are putting a draft copy together (And, draft copies are seldom perfect).
After you have completed your draft copy, you will edit it to your liking.
Writing the first thing that comes to your mind is a time-saver (When it comes to blogging, we need to utilize our time wisely).
Be Fully Committed To Creating Content For Your Blog
The God’s/Goddess’s truth is that the majority of us do not have blogging on our list of priorities.
But, if we were blogging for a living, creating content for our blog would be high on the list of our priorities.
Too many personal bloggers tend to think, “Hmm. I think that I can do that later.” But, later on in the day, they put off creating content for their blog because something else popped up.
People who are fully committed to their blog will always find the time to put a blog post together.
Are you fully committed to creating content for your blog?
Have The “Failure Is Not An Option” Mindset
Dear friend, adopting the failure is not an option mindset will ensure that you do the following things:
- Create a draft copy for your blog post.
- Edit and proofread your blog post.
- Publish your blog post.
Adopting the failure is not an option mindset makes the person laser-focused on success (All excuses pertaining to their inability to get the blogging process done is thrown out of the proverbial window).
That particular mindset will have the blogger thinking, “I can do it. I will find a way to get my quota of blogging done!”
Reward Yourself Whenever You Overcome Your Challenges
Most people are motivated by incentives. So, if you reward yourself every time you overcome a particular challenge, you will be motivated to succeed.
The manner in which you reward yourself for overcoming challenges would be up to you.
Here are a few examples of rewarding yourself whenever you overcome challenges:
- You can go to the grocery and purchase your favourite snack after you have managed to put your blog post together.
- You can reward yourself by watching an episode of your favourite show on Netflix after you have crossed that hurdle of finally creating that blog post.
- You can buy yourself a beautiful-looking notebook at the stationary store after you have conquered that blogging project of yours.
The very thought of being rewarded in the end is enough to get a lot of people motivated (And, in your case, you will need all of the motivation that you can get).
Dear friend, it is possible for you to write under any circumstance; this is brought into fruition by:
- Writing about the things that you know.
- Believing that you can always put a blog post together.
- Simply writing the way that you talk.
- Writing the first thing that comes into that mind of yours.
- Being fully committed to creating content for your blog.
- Adopting the failure is not an option mindset.
- Rewarding yourself whenever you overcome your challenges.
The truth is that you can do all of those things that I mentioned (Your mind is more powerful than you can ever imagine; so you might as well use it wisely).
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As always, thank you for reading!