Even if you are serious about consistent writing, there are times when you encounter the enemies of it. What does consistent writing do for your blog? And do you need it? The answer is yes you need it. When you are writing consistently, you are not only making your blog successful but also your yourself.
Ah, what does it mean? Will I be successful because my blog is successful?
Kind of. But the real truth is, if you write consistently, your brain gets a lot of practice. It’s like working out. The more you do it the stronger you become. You will be ready to endure more hardships. When you write more, your brain muscle will grow and tone from that exercise.
And just like working out that you will face some hurdles and doubts if you are doing it right, writing faces the same issues.
The enemies of consistent writing that you need to defeat
If you are a perfectionist in your writing, you won’t be able to finish an article without burning out from overthinking. Perfectionist writers always feel that there is someone standing behind their back while they write.
2. Fear of critics
Are you that writer who tends to hide the article they wrote from friends and families? The idea of adding your name after each blog post on your website makes you feel unsure if that is something you really want to do.
3. Bad eating habits
To be consistent with writing, you need to eat a diet that supports you mentally and physically. But lack of consistency in writing isn’t always because you don’t eat enough. Some writers are more prone to distractions. One of these distractions is over-eating unhealthy foods like chips and candies. Anxiety and stress from thinking lead to this type of eating and often resulted in an unhealthy body and mind. In the end, you will have many months of missed scheduled writing for your blog.
4. Unorganized schedule
Most writers bought a lot of planners, calendars, pens, and notebooks. Sounds familiar? But too many notebooks and planners will end up in unorganized scheduling. Consistent writing does not need bundles of paper cluttering all over the floor. Organizing your desk is key to a successful writing mindset. Do one thing at a time. When you go for a walk, do the walk.
Don’t carry a notebook like what most people say: Carry a note and pen. Don’t sleep at night without a pen and paper by your side because you don’t know when inspiration strikes.
Well, how I sleep if all I think about is writing? And how can I write properly when I didn’t have enough sleep last night because I was busy thinking what to write?
Focus: Do one thing at a time. You don’t need to be a multi-tasker to be a good writer.
5. No commitment
If you want to be successful you need to commit to taking the steps to start and finish. When you sit and start writing you need to finish it before you do something else. If you have another task in your mind, do that task first so that it won’t distract your concentration when you write.
In order to be successful in writing, you need to be consistent. When you are consistent you will improve in the process. You don’t need to produce a perfect article because this does not exist.
Another thing to remember is to write for your readers and create engagement. Make sure you check which article they read mostly from your blogs and write more of those kinds of articles.
Most importantly, write about topics that you are interested and knowledgeable about. This is ONE of the ultimate secrets of consistent writers.