When you write there are a lot of things that take place. We’ve all heard of how highly successful people have extremely good habits when it comes to personal success. They follow specific routines. They make to do lists. They follow up on their projects, and they reflect on their goals.
We bloggers need to follow similar routines and develop similar writing activities if we wish to be great at what we do. Perhaps the most important part of our job is the actual writing of our blog posts, which means we have to be very efficient at writing and we need to be good at it. One way to become better at writing is to pursue good writing activities. I’ve tried to list four writing activities that work well for me, and I hope they are just as helpful for you!
4 Writing Activities
Write Every Day
I’ve found that if I write every day, it becomes easier for me to get into the blogging mindset and quickly and efficiently write the posts I need to complete each day. This means that I schedule my blogging time to keep me writing every day. It’s hard at first to follow such a rigorous routine; however, eventually it pays off. Sometimes I have to stop myself from writing too much so I can work on other parts of my blog.
Write Keep A Journal
Another writing habit I’ve developed is journal writing. In my journal, I write down all my ideas, thoughts, and problems regarding my own writing. As a blogger, you could focus this journal to relate only to your blog. In either case, a journal is a great place to record your thoughts unedited. Don’t worry about grammatical conventions or writing full sentences. Just use your journal as a place to store all of your ideas; you can work through them later when you need more blog posts.
Don’t Worry About Writer’s Block
You’ve probably read a lot of posts online about writer’s block, or blogger’s block, or some variation on that; basically, these posts offer you tips for avoiding writer’s block, and while I think many of these tips are great ideas, they tend to overlook the main problem: that writer’s block is a function of the author. If you simply don’t believe in writer’s block, you’ve got the right attitude. Spend the time you would have used to worry about writer’s block to brainstorm ideas for your next set of posts!
Practice To Write In Different Styles
Finally, you should take some time to learn how to write different styles. Learn how to write reviews. Learn how to write a personal profile. Learn how to conduct an interview. Learn how to write a news article and an opinion piece. You’ll find that each of these kinds of writing styles will be useful when you run your blog: you’ll be able to profile important people in your industry and report on a new trend, seamlessly transitioning from one style to other without missing a beat. Being a great blogger is all about being able to write for a variety of different situations.
Practice to write everyday, as mentioned in this post, and in no time you will become a better blogger.