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…
4 thoughts on “Always Writing”
Even if hell froze over, I wouldn’t be able to post a blog every day, lol ! I definitely would not be able to come up with something to say 365, for one thing, at least not anything meaningful. Second–time. Kudos to those–to Vee–for doing it somehow. Maybe it just takes better organization? Pretty incredible! But I just posted something yesterday almost one month to the day from last time. When I started blogging, I tried to post something every weekend. Then it became every other weekend. Now it’s once a month. That seems to be the perfect fit. Writers ARE supposed to write every day, and in that I fail. But that’s a whole other thing.
Thanks for the inspiration.
The critical issue is probably doing what you’ve done in finding a schedule you can maintain. My writing is hit and miss, by gosh and by golly, which is why I don’t have massive bunches of readers!
You and I, we’ll work together and try to accomish half a much as Vee does!
Thank you so much for the comment! Be safe!
Thanks, John. You too!
BTW, I didn’t have many followers for a long time, but once I got into other blogs and started “liking” people’s comments, a lot of those folks started following me after that. Then I’d look at their stuff and usually follow back. That’s one way to do it. 🙂
Thanks, Selina- that’s a good plan!