I stumbled upon an interesting article – “50 Strategies For Making Yourself Work“. It was written specifically for writers, but can easily works with any other creative profession or hobby.
If nothing else, you one can change the title to “50 Strategies For Making Yourself Blog”. I remeber, back in March last year, when I changed my site to run on Nucleus CMS I decided that I will write at least one post a day. The first weeek was pretty tough. After a couple of days during which I was inspired by the new look and feel of the site, my mind went empty. I new I had to write something, but I felt like there is no one thing in the world which is worth it and not obvious enough. So what I did was search the web for something. All sorts of ‘go the random page’ websites became my favourite. I would click ‘I am feeling lucky’ button on Google for about a thousand times a day. Finely, I would come up with just a single link or an idea to mention.
Just a few weeks days later, blogging became an interesting routine. It would take me anything from 20 seconds to 1 hour to write something. I became better. Ideas became easier to get. My writing got better. I started to get into blogging mood much easier.
By now, I don’t have to put any effort into blogging at all. Jez, I have to stop myself from doing it sometimes. I can write 4 to 6 paragraphs straight off the top of my head. Without any preparation. Almost on any subject out there. My head is still a mess, but I see order appearing in there. I catch myself thinking of something. Often. My English got better both in grammar and syntax departments. My vocabulary got bigger.
And… oh, I should better stop now.