5 Ridiculously Effective Tactics to Staying Positive When You Write

5 Ridiculously Effective Tactics to Staying Positive When You Write

5 Ridiculously Effective Tactics to Staying Positive When You Write When you’re sitting in front of your computer screen waiting for the right words to come out, staying positive can be a challenge. The words don’t come out just right, the topic is weak, the flow is disorganized. Then that self-doubt sneaks in. You start to look for things to do, ANYTHING other than writing. The negative thoughts come in saying that your writing sucks and you’ll never get it done. When that happens, it’s time to take some action! Here are five tactics to staying positive when you write:  #1. Turn off your inner editor. The inner editor has a way of keeping us from achieving our writing goals. To succeed, we must learn to turn off our inner editor so we can get our words down and move on to the next step: editing. If you’re working on your first draft, you don’t have to get it right the first time. The writing...
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Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post

Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post

Six Questions to Consider When Writing a Blog Post When figuring out what to write about for your next blog post, it helps if you have an editorial calendar. In an earlier post, I wrote about the Marketing Campaign Checklist and started the series on the written documents entrepreneurs need when releasing a new product. While there was some flexibility, I committed to writing on those topics. This gave me the opportunity to write with a specific need in mind and it worked well. I had a mission to complete and the words flowed. This time, with my series on blogging, I left the schedule open, and while I can write about anything I want, the writing has not flowed as easily. Having a schedule helped me to stay focused on a specific topic. It gave me direction every week. When figuring out your editorial calendar, think of a series of posts you could share, and then write a "checklist" post so...
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4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don’t Feel Like Writing

4 Steps to Writing Blog Content When You Don't Feel Like Writing Maintaining a blog, if you do it right, requires consistency. Once you decide how often to post a new blog article, you need to stick with it. So, what do you do when a new blog post needs to be published right away but you haven't started it yet and you don't feel like writing? Here are some helpful tips... Step 1 - Give yourself five minutes to come up with some ideas. Set the timer. Go! Get to brainstorming and don't stop until the timer goes off. Just make sure these ideas are relevant to your blog's focus, of course. Step 2 - Pick an idea that interests you the most. What idea stands out? What idea could be the easiest to write? Step 3 - Set another five minutes to focus on fleshing out the outline. What points do you want to share in your post? And how do you want to structure it?...
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