I have often found myself wanting to make a blog post but not having anything to write about. Rather, I cannot decide what to write about. So, there I was reading an ‘Ultimate Beginner’s Guide To Blogging’ because, well, let’s face it, I could use some help. Anyway, so the article said something oh, so profound, “write something you would like to read”.
And BAM! An idea was born.
I should just make a guide to writing! Maybe this will result in an epiphany that I so desperately need. Well, even if it doesn’t, at least I chased my inspiration and got the idea down! Which becomes our first principle.
I. When inspiration strikes, write, write, write!
II. Got no idea what to write about? Pick up a notebook and start writing.
It is common belief that the process of doing things goes something like this:
Inspiration ——— Motivation ——— Action
But psychology begs to differ. Mark Manson says in his book, ‘The Subtle Art of Not Giving a F*ck’, “Action isn’t just the effect of motivation; it’s also the cause of it.” The real process of doing something goes like this:
Action ——– Inspiration ——– Motivation
III. Practice makes one SO much better
When writing for an audience, people tend to second guess their writing. The only solution to this is to keep on writing. The more practice you get, the more confidence you’ll have. The more confident you are, the better because confidence enables you to write more openly.
IV. Be. You.
Everyone has their own style. Your writing style may be different from mine and mine may be different from my friend. Your written works reflect who you are and what you believe in. Being yourself is key. You have your own style and you should be proud of it.
You got this! Believe in the power of you. I know I do ; )