You’re a writer, you know how it is. You write. You have to write, not because it’s your job, but because it’s like breathing.
If you haven’t checked out her blog, take a look at #millenniallifecrisis. The thing about the author Vee, besides being wickedly funny, is that she’s always, always writing. I believe she posts every day.
Doonk, doonk, doonk – that’s me knocking on the glass of your phone – hello? Are you listening? I said Vee writes every day. Every day! Her stuff is always insightful, even when it’s a rant against social injustice or the American president.
Doonk, doonk, doonk – are you listening? If you market, pushing your message out there at a consistent frequency is critical. Every day.
But, it can’t be junk. Don’t write until you have something meaningful to say. Hey, that’s a challenge, isn’t it? Don’t write until you have something meaningful to say, but write every day. That’s certain to make you a more competent writer, isn’t it? It hasn’t worked for me, but I’m always hoping…
Me? I’m running four blogs – this one, Skippity Whistles, the Black Falcon Project, and the 60cm Ship Project. They’re all about different things, but, because they are about different things, I’ve always got something to write about. Even so, I’m hard pressed to make three posts a week!
Maybe the secret is to set yourself a schedule, and then stick to it like gum to a shoe. Can’t go to the movies tonight: A)the theater’s closed due to covid, and B) I have to write a post. Yeah. I could live with that.
This turns out to be a bit of a meaningless ramble, but the point remains: your job, writer, is to write. Your blog is your opportunity, your platform, and your marketing tool. Don’t let it sleep!
Now, if you’ll excuse me, I have to go write something meaningful…