We have been nudging your emails and Facebook wall for 9 days now. We are pretty sure you must have wondered how are we able to publish new articles daily without fail? And to spare you of any overthinking, we haven’t prepared any articles beforehand. Every article is written on that very day and we are so packed up we write until the last moment of publishing the post ( and sometimes we update the article after posting too :p ).
If you have written articles earlier or have started writing now, you must have realized that writing articles daily and completing it on that very day is a hell of a task. One has to struggle with motivation, boredom, distractions, lack of ideas or sometimes overflow of ideas, lack of focus, multitasking and the list of devils for our writing career just never ends. Trust us when we started this blog, we were writing 1 article a week only. We started with 7-10 articles so that we have few days of content for social media marketing for a head start. But soon all the cards were shown and we struggled to complete articles on a daily basis.
When we started this challenge we knew we have to accomplish near-impossible tasks of making a new blog, managing applications around it, writing detailed articles on the daily progress, and managing our social media posts, all together. It was me who came up with this idea to discipline our writing and to keep our progress level in check.
I knew that if we continue publishing only one article a week, we would soon get demotivated and quit blogging in the end. So now you know the key idea behind this challenge. Yes, it is being operated to discipline us and bring out the creative writer sleeping inside us.
Giving your thoughts a life in form of clear words and sentences is an art which everyone must possess.
I have met several people, who struggle to say and write what they actually mean. Nowadays no one has time to solve the mystery of finding real meaning in your written and spoken words so you really need to overcome that weakness.
I can list what worked for me as a writer and you can try it on yourself to see if it works for you as well:
- I stopped studying references:
Earlier I used to study references to the topic on which I wanted to write before I actually wrote. Now there is nothing wrong in that, but the negative effects of it were disastrous. Instead of inspiring me to write a better article what happened was -|
a) I got demotivated seeing the nice quality and length of other articles.
b) If I decided to study 3-4 articles on the topic, Instead of referencing the content, I would start mixing and matching the information from them and ended up producing a remix or hybrid of those 3-4 articles.
It was literally creative suicide. Now what I actually do is I never study references beforehand. I portray every bit of thought, creativity, experience, and information on my article until I am satisfied and then and only I go and compare my articles with others for filling out the blanks which I missed out.
Pros of this method were:
a) I got more creative with every article I was writing.
b) One may argue that this can eat more time, but if you actually try this method, you will realize that you are actually saving a whole lot of time.
c) It made me happier and boosted my self-confidence with every article I successfully wrote and published.
- I wrote daily:
No matter how bad my day went, I wrote. If you make it a habit of writing down your thoughts like why is your mood off or what is pissing you off or what is making you happy then what happens is your negativity is transferred from your thoughts to the words you wrote and you feel lighter and when your positive thoughts get written down your positivity gets more boosted up.
Try it yourself, whenever you are puzzled with a thought or event or you are overthinking on an issue, try writing down exactly what are your thoughts running through your head. You will definitely reach a proper and logical solution in no time.
Writing is an exceptional art everybody needs to master at some point in their life. Words have the power to change lives so try using it for changing someone’s life.
- Choose a great platform:
This is a very important decision to make. You need a proper platform to portray your writings for others to digest and if you don’t have a proper reader base you will soon lose out on motivation and your writings will get lost amongst 2.5 quintillion bytes of data being generated daily. I chose a personal blog to write my thoughts and experience ( It has its pro’s and con’s ). Medium, Quora, Reddit, Facebook page, Linkedin articles are some of the great instant options available for writers like you.
One great method to make yourself write daily:
I read this method a long time ago when we started our blog. It basically listed the life cycle of article publishing phase.
Come up with a topic for the article
- Write Headline of the article
- Research( keywords, facts, quotes, stories)
- Do a brain dump – Make a mind map about how to design the end product i.e. the article
- Organize it in sections
- Write each section separately
- Edit the article
- Add SEO
- Proof read it – Find any possible mistakes and fix it
- Find a cover – Use Freepik and Canva if you aren’t a big fan of photoshop
- Format article on your blog
- Publish the article
- Promote it
Basically, the trick lies in dividing the Big goal of publishing article into small bits. Now to motivate yourself to write daily ask yourself to just start and finish only one small step of writing article i.e – Tell yourself that you will sit and write down only the headline of the article and nothing more. As it is not that big of a task you will surely be able to convince your lazy self to do it. Now the magic happens after you finish the task. After you complete that just try and see if you can do the 2nd step. You will realize that you are actually finishing each step at a time and soon you will achieve the goal of publishing and promoting your article.
Setting a goal that requires too much of hard work is a nightmare for your lazy self. Everyone wants a relatively small task to finish. When you finish each small step, it gives you satisfaction and boosts your self-confidence and motivation to go and finish the next one and this cycle continues until you finish the whole task.
The same can be applied if your mind repels the thought of hitting the gym. You can divide the steps into small bits like getting dressed up, stretching, warming up, finishing only one set to finishing all the sets of exercises.
To boost productivity and for getting the best output from yourself you have to play such efficient tricks. I apply it to myself and have seen great results. We challenge it to try on yourself. Do it for a week and then comment down or join and ping us in our slack group explaining your invaluable experience to us.
This was all for today. Hope you got what you were expecting from us. We will meet you tomorrow.
Stay Motivated and Keep Webbing!
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