The beginning of the year was great There are so many things we should be thankful for Happiness is a choice we choose Nutella+banana=best dessert combination?
This is how my mind is right now. It is currently filled with muddled up thoughts that hardly make sense.
So here is my dilemma right now. There are a dozen of random thoughts swirling in my mind … JUST swirling.
It’s turning round and round in circles…but it doesn’t seem to churn out good enough words that could build up a good paragraph sentence.
Is this what they call a writer’s block?
The 10th of January would probably be marked in my calendar as a good great day. It was a day filled with overwhelming emotions and achievements.
It was a day to remember. A day worth writing in the books.
- Achieved another milestone at WordPress
I finally broke a 100 followers. It was a feat that I simply dreamed off for a while now. It was a milestone achieved because of all of you.
To my avid readers and followers, thank you.
You have made my heart swell. You placed a smile that reached from ear to ear. YOU MADE MY DAY.
There are not enough words to express my gratitude to each and everyone of you.
Cheers to many more milestones ahead… TOGETHER.
2. I received my very first nomination ever.
Pinch me. I must be dreaming.
Thank you for believing in me when I myself doubted.
Wow just wow.
Is it alright for me to dream of something even bigger?
One of the many great things that WordPress has to offer is a really great community.
The people/creators/bloggers/readers are truly amazing. I’ve never felt this much camaraderie between writers and reader before. It is truly a blessing to meet such amazing people.
- To find people who engages, shares a pieces of their thoughts and take the time to simply comment is a blessing.
- To find individuals who inspire you and to inspire others in turn was something I could have never have imagined in my wildest dreams…back in the day.
It wouldn’t have been possible without my ever supportive audience.
It wouldn’t have been possible without content that somehow connected with people.
It wouldn’t have been possible if I had given up.
But will continue to live up to everyone’s expectations?
I’d like to think that I’m not the only one who experiences a rut.
So amidst this current crisis that I am in, I jotted down 5 tips that may help avoid this sticky situation.
1.Create a blogging schedule
Consistency is key to building up an interactive and dynamic audience.
Aside from being a writer, I too am an audience. Being in this perspective made me appreciate authors who are loyal to their readers.
So in order to satisfy the needs of your followers, follow a schedule and post regularly.
If posting once a week works for your schedule then great. If posting everyday is for you, continue striving hard in order to reach your deadline.
Every creator has a different pace. The best judge of one’s pace is you. Make your own schedule.
2.Interact with other bloggers. Your audience is the best source of inspiration.
Authors alike experience bad days.
Reading each other’s content, dropping a comment and most importantly interacting with each other is a great source for ideas
No man is an island. Bounce off ideas with one another.
Great content comes from numerous trials and errors. Write, write and write.
Practice makes perfect but no one is perfect so strive for consistency instead.
No one is born with a pen in one hand and a manuscript in the other.
Books worth publishing were written over numerous drafts. Great content are products of mediocre drafts that failed to make the cut.
We all have to start somewhere right?
4. Rest if you must.
We are human beings, we are not a perfectly oiled machine. Remember, we don’t run on fuel but on passion instead.
Burn out is a real thing.
We do run out of ideas. That is what makes us human.
5. Be true to yourself, no one will appreciate your work if you don’t.
Writing something you are passionate about, it is a ton easier than being force to scribble down insensible words about something you are least interested in.
Write about your passions. Write about something you love. This would surely resonate with everyone reading your work.
Authenticity sparkles beneath rubble. Dig if you must. Don’t stop until you hit a gold mine.
I’d like to think that everyone has good days where inspiration comes barging at the door.
I’d like to think that I’m not alone in experiencing bad days when thoughts and ideas are dry as a deserted land.
So what are your thoughts?
So I’m currently having “those bad days” and yes I’m sadly in a rut. With the numerous drafts I’ve made this is the only thing I’ve managed to come up with.
So before capping this off, I’d like to ask this.
After feeling a great sense pressure to produce great content, instead of succeeding you end up being in a rut instead. How do you overcome this?
Please do comment down below. I’d love to hear your inputs. To those in the same situation as me, let’s help each other out.
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