How I went from hobbyist writer who writes maybe 15 times per year to full fledged passion committed writer 365 days a year. 

It’s really about 2 really simple things. 

If you want to take your writing habits seriously, all you need to do is the following: 

  1. Allocate a dedicated environment and time of day to write
  2. Write every day no matter what, no matter how short, regardless of good or bad. 

All great content creators and copywriters follow a routine that includes the foundational 2 items above. 

But I get it. Even with these 2 seemingly easy demands, reality proves to be much more difficult. 

If you’re serious about growing your writing skills, this is the way to go. I guarantee it. 

P.S. If you’re super serious about taking your writing seriously, I’m putting together a writing workshop so that we can practice altogether. The workshop isn’t out yet, but you can subscribe to get updates and be a part of the process here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

The Magic Question: Why Didn’t I Start Earlier?

I love writing content and marketing

I love it so much that I wonder, why didn’t I start earlier? 

And that’s the magic question. 

I couldn’t have started earlier, because I didn’t know I loved it till I tried. 

And that goes for every 20-something year old reading this. 

There’s so much more out there in the world—more than you could ever imagine. 

Try new things. Experiment. 

Have fun.

I’ve been writing through an idea a day. This is what I’ve learned.

Writing an idea a day has helped me dramatically sharpen my writing skills.

Here are 3 things that I learned from my daily writing habit

  • An idea is never too small or too insignificant to be of value to someone else
  • Always write down an idea or story that’s been on your mind. If you don’t, you’ll end up thinking about it non-stop until you do.
  • There’s no such thing as writer’s block

Have you been thinking about writing as a personal hobby or skill? 

If so, you might want to sign up for a potential writing community I want to drop in the near future. It hasn’t happened yet, but I want to get a sense of how many people would be interested in joining such a thing if it comes.

Sign up for it here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

What you think will perform well on social media vs. what actually performs well on social media vs. what lands a real sale

The first is always exciting because we hold up our expectations. We sell ourselves on a story of success and we try our best to make it happen, only to cross our fingers to see if the data unfolds in the way we want it to.

The second is based on actual data. What actually performs well on social media is a result of the market. More times than not, what we think will perform well doesn’t actually perform well on social media platforms. Only the data will tell (and the algorithms but that’s a topic for a different day).

Lastly, high output of content ≠ high sales. However, more content = more chances to increase awareness about your product or business. What lands a real sale as a result of social media marketing is the last step of the funnel for many creators. 

I open up a note on my laptop and try to get my writing of the day started

Only, it never starts. 

I draw a blank.

15 minutes, 20 minutes, 30 minutes later…

Nothing.

But I’m adamant on pulling through and making it work. And so here I am at 1AM trying to piece together the parts of my brain that make the writing process possible. 

But this post isn’t about productivity, drawing blanks, or time management. 

This post is about making creativity work for you, even when you’re not feeling on top of it all. 

Turns out, you can still write a valuable blog post or tell a great story despite not feeling inspired to create. 

Creativity is built much like a muscle. If you practice it enough times, you won’t to rely on a fleeting stroke of inspiration in order to do your art. 

Write like you urgently need to get a point across

There are only so many hours in a day. 

Whether you’re leading a meeting, taking a phone call, or working on a design project, there’s a point to be addressed. 

Address your point by asking the 2 questions: 

  1. What is it?
  2. And who is it for? 

Get to the point as soon as you can, where appropriate. 

If you could invest $3 in your communication skills a day, would you do it?

I’m not talking about stocks or passive income streams. 

I’m talking about working on yourself and making a commitment.

If you could make a promise to yourself that would make you proud in a year’s time, would you do it?

I’m not talking about making a sudden huge commitment today, right now. 

I’m talking about small, tiny wins that snowball into something much bigger and impactful, overtime. 

The idea is as follows.

I’m thinking of starting a writing community. 

It won’t be free (but it might be $3 a day for x amount of days). 

The details are still being rolled out, but I’d love to hear if anyone wants to join me for the ride.

If you’re anything like me, you’re a sucker for learning alongside great people. 

That’s what The Habit Factory has always been about.

If you want to be a part of the process and hear about the writing workshop when it comes, I’d love for you to sign up for our newsletter here

I hope to see you there. 

Writing not to make a buck, but to scratch a personal itch

Write whatever you want. 

No grades, no requirements, no need for perfect sentence structure.

Passion writing is an art. 

Passion writing is for anybody, if you’re willing to try it. 

What you’ll need: 

  • You
  • An empty document or notebook
  • An idea 
  • 15-20 minutes 

What you can’t bring: 

  • Your FOPO (fear of other people’s opinions) 
  • Your editor (that’s the version of you who thinks too much and keeps backspacing to delete your sentences)

Just write whatever has been on your mind.

Your life will change in 100 days. 

That is, if you do this once every day for 100 days. 

You’ll feel more creative. 

You’ll fine-tune your communication skills. 

You’ll learn how to tame your innermost critic. 

What more can you ask for? 

But, I’m not here to convince you of anything.

Because I did the same thing for 100 days and it worked on me. 

I’m thinking of putting together a writing community with The Habit Factory, but I first want to know who would want to join us. 

If you’re interested, you can sign up to hear updates on our writing community here: https://mailchi.mp/25b1899732fe/writing-workshop

I hope to see you there.

“I want to start a blog” 

And you should. 

It’s free and if anyone could do it, it should be you. 

Having a blog means you have something worth sharing. 

It means you have ideas to bring to the table.

You offer a space for likeminded people to feel like they belong somewhere. 

More importantly, wanting to start a blog means you’ll be making your mark on the walls (yes, just like the cavemen and women). 

You should start a blog. Not to make money or build fame, but to create something for yourself. 

I’m in the process of creating a workshop for people who want to start keeping a blog. If you want to stay in the writing loop, sign up for updates here.

I hope to see you there as we build it.