Being a blogger usually goes hand in hand with being a writer, as your blog consists not only of photos but of short, witty messages too. But finding the words to match your thoughts can be quite the challenge (writers block, anyone?).
To improve your writing, you should make it a daily habit. Question is, how do you adopt this new writing rhythm and make sure you stick with it? We’ve tackled the topic of writing once before, but we’ve noticed that most of you still find it hard to write every single day. So here are four tips to help you out.
Decide how much you want to write
Before you start this new habit, decide how much you are going to write each day. Writing daily doesn’t mean the same for every blogger, so find a rhythm that works for you. For example, you could make yourself write an hour each day. If a fixed time gives you an instant writers block, you could also go for a certain amount of words instead. The most important thing is that you’re realistic. If you’re a busy bee, you shouldn’t be too hard on yourself and set goals that are simply too high: this way you’ll always be disappointed instead of proud on the work you did.
Make it a part of your daily routine
The easiest way to adopt a daily rhythm is by making it part of your routine. Do you always start your mornings with a cup of coffee and the newspaper? Squeeze in twenty minutes, maybe half an hour, to write. After doing this for a week, it will become more and more natural to you. In the end, you won’t even have to remind yourself to do it anymore.
Why not spend one or two hours a week searching for new topics to write about? If you already know what you’re going to write about, it makes it a lot easier to start. Read other blogs, flip through magazines and write every inspiring idea you come across down in your notebook. Then, when inspiration fails to come to mind, you can simply peek into your notebook and pick a topic that suits your current state of mind. If the topic really excites you, it may also help you stick to your daily writing plan.
Make it easy
You have to be willing to write, if you want writing to become a daily habit. Not too excited yet? Make it easy for yourself. Go to your favorite coffee place, buy yourself some fresh magazines or get yourself a new notebook (you know how much we love those). This way, you’ll get excited about writing even before getting started.
So tell us, do you write often? How do you get your inspiration going?