1️⃣ Choose your topic
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
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
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
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
- 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
- If you often find it hard to write at home, try the library, café etc.
- You may discover a new spot conducive to writing.
- If sitting doesn’t work, try standing and even moving around as you write.
The 4 Levels of Personal Knowledge Management - Forte Labs
You use software programs on your computer or apps on your mobile device to receive, edit, and send information (such as via email, calendars, or a web browser). You have a basic understanding of how these programs work and feel comfortable using them in your day to day life.
Hell Yeah or No
Useful wisdom. Simple profound mental models to guide your decisions. Overwhelmed? If you feel anything less than "hell yeah!" about something, say no. We say yes too often. By saying no to almost everything, you leave space and time in your life to throw yourself completely into the few things that matter most.
Document, Don't create: Creating Content that Builds Your Personal Brand | GaryVaynerchuk.com
If you want people to start listening to you, you have to show up. What I mean by this is there are a lot of you out there who aren't producing enough articles or videos or pieces of content that you should be produced to build your influence.
Steal Like An Artist - a book by Austin Kleon
10 years later, Steal Like an Artist is now available in a deluxe hardcover edition, with a bigger trim size, ribbon bookmark, sketchbook endpapers, and a brand-new afterword. To get a copy, head to your local independent bookstore or buy a copy online.