5 tips for writing a blog post
People have been writing since the dawn of time. Here are a few tips, pointers, and tricks writers have picked up over the years.
Find sources of inspiration
Does music fill your mind with words? Do you find clarity in writing outdoors? Does your brain seem to think better with background noise? Do you prefer complete silence when you write?
For everyone, what works best to inspire words is different. The best way to find your most productive environment is through trial and error. The good news is it typically doesn't take long to find out what doesn't work and what does.
Find a good place to write
In addition to inspiring the words within you, it is also good to find a place to write. In other words (no pun intended), that means a place where you can work without constant interruptions. Ask any writer, few things are more difficult than having a line of thought interrupted, then trying to resume.
It is also a good idea to have a place to write where you have all the materials you will need. Additionally, and especially if you spend hours at the keyboard, it is meaningful to have a supportive and comfortable chair (and desk setup if you use one). Try writing in an uncomfortable chair for four or five hours, and then see how much inspiration you feel to continue writing.
Write. And then write some more
It is a common cure for writer's block, and it is also the easiest way to get started when creating a blog. Just write. While that sounds simple, it is also one of the more difficult concepts to grasp. You can spend hours (again, ask any writer) waiting for the right word or sentence and still have written nothing.
Just write. Want to start a blog for your business? Don't worry about the perfect sentence, story, or idea, and remember, you can always go back and edit. The most difficult part is often getting started, and the easiest way to get over that hurdle is to start.