How Writing Regularly Changed My Life (and How You Can Get Started) 5 realisations that helped me write regularly. I was recently talking with Eytan Levit, a really interesting founder who’s had a lot of amazing experiences.
We were chatting about some of his current challenges, and amongst some things to do with the startup, blogging also came up as something Eytan wanted to find regularity in. I’m happy that our chat triggered him to start writing again. I’ve also since spoken to Andy, Alyssa and Sunil, who are getting into regular blogging and seem to be going through some of the experiences I had at the start of my blogging journey. I thought sharing some of my realisations about what held me back might help people create a habit quicker than I did.
I’ve now written over 50 articles on this blog over the last two years, and I’ve recently successfully written an article every week for the last 5 months. 10 Reasons to Write and Publish Every Day. December 28, 2006 Liz published this at 9:27 am Connecting to the World Look in a scrapbook.
Look in your wallet. You’ll find written messages. We’re all apprentice writers — part ego and part self-doubt. In this age of noise and clutter, we all need to be writers. 10 Reasons to Write and Publish Every Day We write to record our thoughts . . . and by recording them we think them through, rearrange, and re-organize them.
Publishing makes the connection more natural and accessible. Write Every Day. How To Write Every Day (and why you should) By Ali Hale If you aspire to be a writer, and read tips from well known authors, you’ll have come across the advice that you should write every day.
Sharon suggested this in the best way to start out in freelance writing: I recommend writing every day, even if it’s only for a little while. It makes writing part of your daily routine and it makes it easy to draw on the skills you have built up even if a particular writing project isn’t very inspiring. And she’s in good company. Why You Need to Write Every Day. How Writing Every Day Keeps You Writing... Every Day!
By Dana Mitchells "Write every day.
" It's common advice among writers. Yet some writers may wonder if it's really worth the effort. Factors such as writer's block or hectic schedules can make it difficult for one to find time to write every day. Writing every day, however, does more than simply instill the discipline to write at will, rather than just when inspiration strikes. It Boosts Your Creativity. 11 Irresistible Reasons to Write Everyday. A mentor of mine used to say that when a seed is planted, the first thing that comes up is NOT the sprout.
The first thing that comes up is the dirt. If you have your own business, you know exactly what this looks like. You set an intention for growth. And the first thing that happens? A whole bunch of old stuff (that’s probably not working anyway) comes up and shouts loudly at you. In other words… you’re literally moving into alignment with your intention but first you have to clear out [...]
Quick moment of irony: As I began writing this article, I thought, “I’ll do a quick check on Facebook first.” I stopped. Start Every Day as a Producer, Not a Consumer. I have to agree that my most productive days are those where I don't allow myself to read the news, check e-mail, facebook, etc., right after I get up.
However, that happens because I've got a ton of stuff to get done, and the outside world takes a back seat until my workload is under control. However, there are certain biological necessities that have to happen before I can be productive. The dog gets let out, I go to the bathroom, I eat/drink something, and *then* I sit down to be productive. 500 Words before 8am. 500 Words before 8am Feb 22, 2012 Clay Johnson I was forwarded this comment on Reddit, which is so very close to my advice in the book: I make sure to start every day as a producer, not a consumer. When you get up, you may start with a good routine like showering and eating, but as soon as you find yourself with some free time you probably get that urge to check Reddit, open that game you were playing, see what you’re missing on Facebook, etc. Put all of this off until “later”. The production of information is critical to a healthy information diet.
Starting your day as a producer means that your information consumption has meaning: the rest of the day means consuming information that is relevant to what it is that you're producing. But there's something else that being a producer does: it gives you more clarity about what it is that you think. The thing that all the blog posts on the sidebar of InformationDiet.com have in common? Some tactical advice: wake up and start producing.