A writer without a dream,is just another person who puts words together.
A few days ago, I saw the notification from wordpress.com ,that my blog was already a year old. It was indeed something to be grateful for because even though I am still in the process of finding my true voice. I am glad that this platform has given me an opportunity for my voice to be heard. And that I am making sense at least…..I hope :).
Today I decided that I will share a a few tips of what I have learnt from the art of writing/blogging everyday.I must confess that everyday is not the same when it comes to writing. I kind of feel like just forgetting about the whole thing some other days.
FEW LESSONS LEARNT SO FAR…
*Multitudes,multitudes in the valley of decision-This is one of my favourite lines from the scriptures and it clearly points that on a daily basis,the human existence is based on decision. as a writer or blogger,you must decide what you want to achieve with your writing? what do you want to bring to the table for the people? what problem will your creative writing or blogging artistry be solving? and you must also decide that no matter what happens to your “stats” or “readership” you will continue to write. Now that was a hard one to swallow for me,because I still feel a little disappointed when dem ‘stats’ don’t rise. 😦
*Excuses, excuses: It is quite easy to excuse oneself away from writing. especially when you find yourself in a dilemma of having so much to write, yet finding it difficult to write about something. There was a time when I found myself lost in the middle of so many writing ideas to write,and couldn’t get myself to actually write any. In my dilemma I asked myself,”what do you do when you have so much to write about?’ I pondered over that question for a while and then the answer came to me. WRITE AS MUCH AS YOU CAN,WHEN YOU CAN!
*Home runs? Not everyday darling! You can’t hit a home run every single day. life is about rhythm, sometimes it upbeat and fast tempo, other times,its just slow pace. It is,likewise with writing. All you just have to do is to keep doing it.
*Write and write more,and then write and write more.
*The more you write,the more ideas flow to you. That is so true, it is so amazing how ideas flows to me,since I started writing on a regular basis,I mean it crazy,I could be in a conversation and then some words will just jump at me,and I just start developing them in mind,that’s why I am always with a pen and paper,to write down as many titles or ideas that flows to me. Now, when I get speaking engagements it is a lot easier to develop the ideas and deliver promptly.
*Clarity is second nature -The more you write,the less time you spend on writing the piece(that sounds like??) when you write more,your writing muscles get better ,becomes faster,and your thoughts gets clearer. The clearer you get ,the better your writing skills. Your thoughts become clearer,and you are able to to articulate your words,such that your audience can understand and be able to connect with you seamlessly.
*Fear-get rid of your fear,and find out what works for you. I am still W.I.P (work in progress) as far as the last point is concerned. I know without a doubt that I am passionate about Leadership,Womanhood,Music,Christian living,and lifestyle in general. I still have fear and doubts, but I am gradually finding me in all these areas.
What are the things you have learnt in your journey as a writer/blogger? would you mind sharing some of them as well.? 😉
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