One actionable tip for those writing their first blog post

I’ll keep it short to save you time. 

It’s tried and true. You’ll hear everyone say it again and again.

Just hit publish.

I know.

Easier said than done.

But if you’re 2 edits in and are still wondering whether your CTA will work, it’s time to let it go.

And by let it go, I mean let it see the world.

When we create content, we give it a life of it’s own on our corner of the internet. 

Let it go and move on to the next piece. 

Just hit publish.

The secret to writing more

All writers know that when you start writing, there are actually 2 writers in the room. 

The first writer are your hands. The hands do all the writing/typing. It’s the translation from the brain to reality. 

The second writer is the voice in your head. You know, the one that has something to say about every point you want to make. It’s the same voice who tells you that your story sounds dumb or that nobody is going to care about what you want to say. The second writer is your insecurity speaking.

When we write, the first kind of writer is mandatory. 

But the latter? 

We can learn to do without. 

this is h0w U piss off a WriteR

3 Things:

  1. Never EVER use absolutely 100% perfect grammar
  2. Don’t edit ANYTHING until after you finish your first draft
  3. Write things like how you would say them (more specifically, use simple 8th grade language and avoid using the thesaurus to sound smarter than you are)

Now that we’re at the end of our list, I have a confession to make. 

These rules aren’t really to piss off any writers. 

They’re rules I live by when writing my daily blog posts. 

And I highly recommend them to anyone else wanting to start a habit of writing. 

Practice Eats Perfection For Breakfast

Have you ever heard of an all-star basketball player who never practiced a day in her life? 

Or a successful graphic designer who never spent endless hours hunched over her laptop producing a dozen designs a day? 

How about a fiction-writer who never sent her book to a publisher because she thought it wasn’t good enough?

The truth is, the amount of practice you put into your craft determines success regardless of how pixel-pushed-till-perfect your art might be. 

Don’t stop for perfection.