Write Genius Internet Content For Breakfast...at Lunchtime
Last Update: Jan 23, 2015
Write steady, write all night......write hard if you must.....but write her something......anything.....she will love you for it
Writing has to be a "she". She just has to be.
It's impossible to organize so many things at the same time in my head as a writer. I'm learning that to organize my thoughts, is the key to how I will approach everything that I write. Another words, I will need to write it down in bite size pieces first. A point form game plan.
I can't multi task...not even in my head. You see, I'm already getting miles from where I'm trying to be at right now. Multi tasking is not a "man thing"....it's a "woman thing". Write a comment, but only if you agree.
It's just that I suffer from information overload. As a guy, I find it hard to focus. An ocean of thoughts and temptations get in the way. We can all benefit from a guideline that will help us all, boy or girl, to rise above the waves of hopeless and misdirected "noise".
Something like "a simple writing strategy" will get in the way of the internet marketers, that wish to turn it into a full-time income and create something else of value in our lives. These are the wishes of all of us. These are the wishes that got us here. So exactly how do we focus? How can we write a new guideline for the internet of tomorrow. Simple....plan well, and be yourself.
After 3 weeks....am I supposed to be a content writer?
This is only my third week with the wealthy affiliate, but from what I can see, time organization is probably the most important factor in your success.
It's one thing to take massive action. It's an entirely different thing though, to do something about creating your content and building out your sources of income.
Did become so easy to get distracted by the temptations of the quickfix or the alternative solutions, which always turn out to be more wasted time. I wish I had a dollar for every wasted hour that I had created, trying to create my own business. It's very hard to stay focused.
Here are the tips that I've come up with. I hope they help.
Get into a quiet place
I'm going to take all this information from my rather prolific, but highly unsuccessful, songwriter background. Now as silly as that might seem, I can tell you that you can't accomplish anything in a room full of voices. It just won't happen. The writer in you will lose.
It's imperative that you have peace and quiet and only the thoughts in your own head. Strike out all outside interference, including any white noise that may exist in your head.
Live only inside your own thoughts with no noise around you.
Write down all your thoughts
The method that I learned how to write songs with, was not necessarily "particularly clever". It did teach me the art of writing fearlessly though. I would even swear in my songs. I'm no "content" writer. There are no clever lyrics in that.
What am I doing, attempting this. I'm not going to spew words that leave you pumping your hands in the air here. I'm just saying that it taught me the art of at least getting something on paper.
If you don't begin, you can't get to the end. My approach was very simple. Write two or three pages of lyrics. I've used just the thoughts that swim inside my head. Sometimes I would take a good look at myself from the outside. Sometimes it would be purely based on feelings from the inside.
I would just try to be as honest as I could, and get everything down on paper. I would then begin editing. And I would do it after a break. I could clear my head and "get ready for the edit. I loved the edit, because everything could be fixed in the edit.
Then I would edit some more. I would continue to edit even a year later. Why not? After all… It's my song. I'm hoping that you can attach some of this philosophy to your writing. I learned it accidentally… Long before Google existed, and just shortly after Steve Jobs graduated from middle school. Whoops I just might've given too much away.
Put down anything that you can think of.....and Edit Later
I feel it's important that I repeat this, simply because it's the most important value that you can learn about writing. The more information that you give yourself, the more value you can find by taking away the crap.
The internet with all of its wonderful content. Is something very profound. We are truly living in an age of enlightenment. All created by people. All edited by people.
We mostly interface with software and a wide variety of spell checkers, video players, and a long list of astounding technologies that blow my mind.
Most of the time though, it still boils down to people creating the content. Write what you know. Write what you just learned. Write and edit, and if you don't get a serious education from your last edit, edit that, edit that down some more, and then, Go for one last edit....after your last edit. Sorry about that. My edit overload function kicked into overdrive.
Make it highly flavourful and digestible to both ears the eyes and the mind. Edit and then edit some more… Until you've edited yourself quietly on the floor.
Try not to be your own worst critic
This is a very difficult concept, I can remember writing an entire verse of my own song live, in front of a club audience…many times actually. I would forget my own lyrics. Show must go on. I guess it's because I came from the mindset, that the show must go on....I would just keep right on going.
There were times when I had the flu and I couldn't stand. There were times when I just blanked out and couldn't remember a song that I had sung 50 times…but I had to just keep on going. There was no choice. So here's what I learned from that. Most of the time.....Nobody noticed.
The same can't be said for content, it's not a performance art, or is it? I guess what I'm trying to say is that you're communicating something to the reader and you shouldn't be too hard on yourself.
It might sound "too unprofessional". So try not to be your own worst critic. Throw something out there. Wait and see if anything comes back to you.
You may just be the flavor of the month. You may not be right away… but flavours can be developed, and flavours can be integrated with new and other exciting and enticing flavours. Until all you can taste is victory.
DON'T BE TO HARD ON YOURSELF!!
Here's the most important one....
REMEMBER.....WE ARE ALWAYS, STILL LEARNING!!
A single lifetime is a very impressive and wondrous thing. From the very first second that we open our eyes and take our first breath… we are learning.
Until the last day, that we close our eyes and take our last breath… We are still learning. I would like to think that we continue learning after. I won't get into that discussion right now, but I will say that every single learned task in our lives, comes from stacking up the building blocks of something new.
So making mistakes is pretty much a no-brainer. Nothing can be learned without making them. Not making them is unavoidable. Learning from them should not be unnatural for most of us.
I'd like to think that I fall into the category, of the guy who will keep banging his head against the wall, until the wall comes down. Here comes the "buzz kill". It's going to be a cold day in hell, before I feel like I can measure up as your "convincing authority".
I'm just a old guy that used to write a lot of songs. Good ones to. Now I want to spread my wings and give what I have away. What little that I think it may be, it will find someone that gets something from it. Remember.....we are always, still learning.
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