What to write

What to write

1️⃣ Choose your topic

Check if a topic suits you:
Does the topic interest you?
Are you qualified to talk about it?
Does the topic has a potential to make money? (optional)
Document. Don’t create.
Just because you’re “documenting” doesn’t mean you’re not creating content. It’s just a version of creating that is predicated more on practicality instead of having to think of stories or fantasy—something that’s very hard for most people (including myself).

I believe that the people who are willing to discuss their journeys instead of trying to front themselves as the “next big thing” are going to win. —Gary Vaynerchuk

You can always change your topic later.
Your topic matters less than you imagine.
People don’t read one blog over another because of the topic. People read blogs that they connect with (and that are well-written, of course). Your unique voice and perspective will come through no matter what topic you’re writing about. —Thomas Frank, College Info Geek
Being original doesn’t matter.
When people call something “original”, nine out of ten times they just don’t know the references or the original sources involved. —Jonathan Lethem
What a good artist understands is that nothing comes from nowhere. All creative work builds on what came before. Nothing is completely original. —Austin Kleon, Steal Like An Artist
Think inside the box.
What’s obvious to you is amazing to others. —Derek Sivers, Hell Yeah or No

2️⃣ Preventing a writer’s block

3️⃣ Overcoming a writer’s block

Ugly words > no words.
Try writing instead of typing.
  • Personally, I find it difficult to type even ugly words without deleting them after one sentence and retyping the whole thing.
  • To fix this, I write (with pen and paper/on an iPad) instead of type. Because writing is slower than typing, it gives me more time to think and be more mindful of the words coming out.
  • I feel more connected with my inner voice too :D
Change your writing location.
  • If you often find it hard to write at home, try the library, café etc.
  • You may discover a new spot conducive to writing.
Change your writing position.
  • If sitting doesn’t work, try standing and even moving around as you write.

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