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How To Blog More Frequently

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seth-godinI’m watching a video where Seth Godin is being interviewed by David Siteman Garland.

Seth is known for writing concise, meaningful blog posts every day (for the past 5 YEARS). Of course, I find this fascinating because sometimes I struggle with doing a couple a month.

DSG asked Seth about his methodology for blogging so often, and Seth gave the following tips:

1. First, just write how you talk. You never get talkers block, so if you just write how you talk, you’ll never get writers block. If you can say it out loud, you can write it down. Writers block happens when you think your writing is too important. Just be yourself.

2. If you learn to teach people, you will be come a better teacher (and thus, a better writer).

3. Be clear why you want to write. Seth does it because he wants to teach and share. If people come, great. If not, great. The reason he turned off his comments is because he doesn’t see upside of an anonymous heckler coming into his house and detracting value from other people.

4. Get comfortable with the fact that if you write, you will be criticized. The more you’re criticized, the more impact you’re probably having.

There are more nuggets in this interview, so I encourage you to head over to David’s site and watch it.

Then, say a few words, write them down, and go ahead and blog.

Blogging – tougher than I thought

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I set out thinking it would be easy to blog every day or two. Not so. I have a new-found respect for writers and bloggers who do make it a point to blog daily – and have something good to say.

Between running a business, time, and lack of focus, I haven’t been blogging. So this year, I’ll make more of a concerted effort to do so. I think I’m learning some valuable lessons that others will profit from. The pain comes from setting aside the time to share them in a concise and easy-to-read format.