I've had this coaching blog for years... thoughts and rants and what I felt in the beginning was what I was supposed to blog about. I can trace my own personal progression as a woman and as an entrepreneur reading through them.
Someone asked me yesterday how I have posted at least 2 articles a month for years. What's your secret to writing so much and getting so many comments and likes?
So if you want to know how to write more then I ask - how can you NOT care about writing more? I populate my blog with a living record of my online journaling I do here - yep, I copy my Facebook posts as articles there on my blog. Why? So that I have a record of who I am and how I have progressed.
It's not a tool for my business, it's a tool for my life. I don't care that I have x many posts or that they are optimized for seo and I don't care how many hits I get (I stopped watching numbers years ago and I've succeeded at higher and higher levels since). I don't get a bunch of comments or likes on my blog.
I don't write for you. Sorry (not sorry).
I don't write for business.
I write to say the things I just feel like saying.
And sometimes I write about a new program I'm opening up or a spot on my coaching roster... because I FEEL like it, not because I feel like I should.
And sometimes I rant about NOT joining B-School (please avoid the marketing ploy).
And sometimes it's what pops into my heart at random moments.
Want to be a better writer?
Write horribly. Write with poor grammar. Write nonsense. But write from your heart.
Want to be a better blogger?
Think of it not as a piece of technology that will get you those magical clients but as a piece of your soul on display.
Want to post things on Facebook that everyone loves and comments on?
Stop trying so hard.
I've had profound posts that have only had a few likes. And sometimes that stings a little until I realize that the post is about ME not YOU, and then the numbers don't matter.
I don't write for likes, I write because I CAN.
The numbers don't matter. The amount of articles don't matter. The number of posts don't matter.
What matters is you and what writing does for YOU.
IF THE NUMBERS DIDN'T MATTER, WHAT WOULD YOU REALLY SAY?