Overcoming Writer's Block

Last Update: Oct 25, 2018

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So I started with WA at the beginning of this week and, so far, the training has been going well, I am understanding Kyle's excellent videos and I have the beginnings of a website.

Yesterday I wrote my 'About Me' page although, and I am going to be honest here, I did not do it in the order I was supposed to. I set up my site, played with menus and keywords, even finished the whole level 1 unit then I went back to tackle my first writing 'job'.

Why? Because I didn't know what to say and I didn't think anyone would be interested. Who would care?

But I did it and.....I enjoyed it! I actually found the whole process enjoyable and, much more importantly, it allowed me to really consider my niche and why I chose it. Today I am going to write my first article and, unbelievably, I am looking forward to doing that as well. I have also stopped the level 2 course lessons until this is done. I really want to work on what is coming next, but that is going to be my reward for finishing the post.

This is all great and I am really pleased with myself and wanted to share this with the community. However, the real reason for this blog is to highlight my amazement at one of the statistics I saw when I published my post through 'Site Content'.

I have written just over 1100 words in total so far, and this includes the privacy policy. However, this month that puts me ahead of 53% of those on WA! Really?!! Only 1100 words? It just shows that you need to follow through and not give in. You need to believe in yourself and, most importantly, you have to believe that your voice should be heard. People will listen.

Kyle talked about setting yourself targets and, up until yesterday I was not so sure. But today I will set myself a target. I want to be in the top 10% of writers on WA. I want to share my message and I want to be heard. Writing, I think, is like anything else you do in life. It needs practice both in therms of the quality of the words you use but, and this is the hard bit, in terms of how you motivate yourself to get started. For me it is targets but for you it could be something else.

So today, if you have not written anything for a while or you think you are in the 53%, write some words. Write a blog post. Write anything. Get started and let the words flow. You can do it.

Have a great, and productive, day!

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Great advice and what a fantastic goal. Just remember that each word you write brings you one step closer. Jim

Thanks Jim.

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