There are two types of people in the world: Those who love blogging. And those who don’t.
Either way, if you’ve ever found yourself banging your head against a wall, watching the clock tick away in front of a screen in the role of a scribe, then here’s a little something for you…
When I heard this from Christine Tremoulet, I knew I had to share it.
It’s a trick she uses to make blogging way easier…
Instead of writing in your browser interface, open up Facebook, and type in a message as if you were sharing something in a status update and you had something to get off your chest. Then, when you’re done, instead of posting it, just copy and paste it in your blogging interface. Voila. You’re all set.
It’s a little mental trick to shift your mindset from “Oh crap, I’ve gotta write” mode to “I’m just gonna talk” mode.
They say to write drunk, and edit sober, and when it comes down to it, that’s really the key.
You have to let go.
As Seth Godin said, if you can talk, you can write.
Here are 7 more ways to help you let go and get the juices flowing:
1. Let Google write it for you. Type in some searches, and see what autocomplete comes up with. This will both find a topic and ensure it’s popular.
2. Tell a friend something interesting about your business, then share it in a post.
3. Use dictation instead of writing.
4. Write the conclusion first.
5. Set a timer and finish writing before the timer is up.
6. Pretend a skeptical friend looked at your posts and said, “I don’t get it. What’s so hard about [your subject matter]?” Respond passionately.
7. Do it like high school, and write an outline with no more 5 points. Intro. 3 ideas. Conclusion. Do it fast and keep it simple.
Whatever you do, remember to write like you talk, to keep it casual, and to share something personal. People aren’t just tuning in for the information. After all, you can Google just about everything.
People tune it for you. Give them that, and everything else will follow.