Here’s the deal. I am not a prolific writer. When I’m inspired I can crank out posts like nobody’s business. When I’m not inspired, I don’t write. Last year I had a seriously ill family member and the blogging muse didn’t visit me. I had a 4-month blogging dry spell.
Don’t go through a blogging dry spell.
That’s why I’m writing these posts. To share what I learned about how to write multiple blog posts at one time.
Part 2 of this series has 7 practical steps to create great content that will be found on search engines. That post will be up later this week.
But there’s something we need to talk about first.
Stop the Negative Self-Talk
You know exactly what I mean. Things like, “Everything I want to write about has already been said.” or, “Nobody is going to read what I write.” or “There are so many bloggers that are better than me.”
Stop it, stop it, stop it!
Here are the facts: There will always be someone better than you. However, someone, somewhere needs to hear what you have to say, from your unique perspective, right now. So get over it.
Also, I’ve discovered that writing is a discipline, not inspiration. If you make a commitment to write, set aside time to write and start writing, the content will come.
First Steps To Writing Online Content
Are you ready to do it? Here’s what you need to do.
1. Decide how many blog posts you want to write at once.
I am a crazy person, so I decided to write 30 blog posts in 5 weeks. Surprisingly, the process I’m going to share with you in Part 2 worked so well, I actually wrote 35 posts in 2.5 weeks. You don’t have to do that many at one time.
My advice? Choose an amount that is a stretch for you – one that is realistic but will take effort to complete.
2. Set aside time to write.
I know this isn’t easy. I wish I could tell you how to carve out the time you need. You’re probably going to need to sacrifice some things to get your blog posts done. But take heart, the effort is worth it.
Watch the blog this week for Part 2 – 7 Steps to Writing Multiple Blog Posts.