I was asked by one of my Twitter followers this week how to blog. Honestly, I can’t believe I’ve never written about it.
Why you should blog is here.
Why should you blog?
In my view, there are two aspects of blogging: the writing and the technical.
My nemesis is motivation.
Other people are daunted by the technology.
Still others, time.
All of these things can be overcome.
We know that one of the keys to being social is content. Too many people, including myself, think there’s nothing more to be said. Here’s an excerpt from that post:
What if I have nothing to say?
Have you ever thought to yourself that everything meaningful has already been said? Maybe it has. I’m sure there is another blogging series or posts that are better than this one. But this is my creation and the words come out in my voice.
Believe me, you, too, have ideas. You have your own style. You have a voice. You can add value to the world. Are you worried you’ll just state the obvious? Maybe the obvious isn’t that obvious.
“Everybody’s ideas seem obvious to them. Maybe what’s obvious to me is amazing to someone else.” Derek Sivers
You just have to do it. This is what all of my friends tell me. I tend to write in binges, much like everything else in my life.
Carol Stephen recommends using a timer:
“Yes, you can write in small increments. Yes, it will help your startup. Back when I started to exercise, I gave myself an out whenever I went to the gym. If I didn’t feel better after 15 minutes, I allowed myself to leave. During many years of exercising, I’ve only left twice. So set that timer for 15 minutes and get going! You can do it!”