Want to know something
The writing world is hard!!
It’s the horrible truth that no one wants to tell yet they want you guys to be successful bloggers or even New York’s next best-selling author.
Lemme tell you the whole story
The real reasons why everyday bloggers and writers quit
It’s the most common reason why some writers get over-whelmed and completely stop writing
However there is an upside to procrastination.
Can it be used as a deadline cheerleader?
Since most people would work better under pressure with a timeline it is better to plan your schedule so that your final chapter or post time is closer to your deadline
Although, for some this method may not work since they crumble under high level of stress
If this is you
DO NOT TRY THIS
Set a schedule so that you can give yourself enough time to complete your work with extra time to proofread and publish
Want to know more about this read my article on the truth about smart writing and it’ll give you the inside scope you need to write smarter.
2. Too many distractions
It’s obvious this one speaks for itself.
The phones, tablets, computers, social media on your phones LOL!
This may sound funny but those are some of the core distractions that cause some writers to fall behind and never submit that manuscript
or even for bloggers
they never make it past the first blog post
Every road to success leads a different path and maybe for you distractions or loud noises help you work better
Weird but it works for some y’all (no discrimination here)
Then there are some of us that need the stillness of the night or early mornings to work better.
Or even those that need music to help the creative juices to flow better.
Anything that will help to ease your mind works wonders.
BUT GET RID OF THOSE DISTRACTIONS!
THAT’S YOUR MAIN AIM
I forgot to mention those desktop apps that always pop up
Allowing you to sneak-a-peak of your social profiles or emails
Don’t think we can’t see you
Don’t be overwhelmed by these distractions overcome them
3. Never asking for help
Now I understand that as a writer you want to be independent and make a name for self
Yes! and even set your solo brand
But asking for guest bloggers and editors every now and then isn’t such a bad thing
As I said the road to success leads different paths so you can still do these things and be successful in the end
Since you determine where success begins and ends.
So drop a link to your website and niche on your Facebook, Twitter, Instagram asking for guest bloggers
Trust me you’ll see wondrous results
I’ve recently heard about virtual assistants but I’m not so sure how well this works
Leave your experiences and thoughts in the comments
OH SUGAR COOKIES!!!
BEFORE I FORGET
I am opening the door of the Pros to guest bloggers for this website. You can send your article and details to this email for further information.
4. Forgetting why you started
After blogging and writing different articles year after year its common for seasoned writers to forget their purpose.
It’s important at this point to re-evaluate your purpose
Shifting your focus back to your initial mission that would you have set when you first started.
Going back to the basics
Like reading your old books and blog posts. This helps to bring new ideas and help you find your lost mojo
Remember this is not for your audience
It’s so that you can continue to please them. Since the most important part of blogging is the audience.
Soon I’ll have an article on that as well.
Off to the more dreadful ones
5. Consumed with writer’s block
It’s always everyone’s belief that without finding inspiration and fresh ideas there is no way to overcome your writer’s block
But I say NO!
You need to realize that the only thing blocking you is YOU
If you realize the way you normally come up with your grand ideas aren’t working then try something else
I’m trying not to sound harsh y’all
Use writer’s block as your chance at redemption and creating the world’s next best seller or most engaged blog
Here are my tips to overcoming writer’s block
- Write every day just a little about anything that comes to mind even if you’re babbling about your own life or even trees and pirates!
- Stop making excuses and use procrastination as a force to push you
- Reading books and watching TV wont write your manuscript
- Stop reading articles on how to overcome writer’s block (haha keep reading this post tho)
- Change the environment you normally work in
Yuh know I think you all need a change of pace
Here’s an article by my good friend Jeff that will give you all in dept points to overcoming writer’s block. He even gives you a fail-proof solution to ending your block that has proven great success even when I thought I had a dreadful writers block.
6. You set goals when you should be setting schedules
Setting goals is important but not reaching them is meaningless
You do remember that we can’t predict the future right?
Nope we are just in-charge on the immediate things that happen
So its most important to set a schedule rather than some standard/ goal that’s nearly impossible to reach.
Start by a normal routine everyday then after following it for a while you’ll realize your process wins rather than some goal
Caz imagine if you set a goal then you don’t achieve it you’ll definitely feel like some failure who couldn’t do what you set out to do
Y’all know that’s no easy burden to carry
Been there, done that, not gonna let you go there tho
So here’s what you’ll do
- Set a schedule that includes all the things you need to do every day (including blogging or writing)
- Follow that routine for 21 days
- Come back here and tell me what happened (You may be surprised on day 22!)
Hoping that you’ve taken a lot from this article and even if you were close to quitting
Use this article as a map of things not to do
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