Today I am excited to share this space with my friend Jeff Goins. I asked him to write about something that I struggle with…writing. Jeff has greatly excelled in the area of writing. He has written for Catalyst Space, Relevant Magazine and the place that I dig the most his blog Goinswriter.com. I think you are really going to be able to walk away with some very practical tips on writing. Be sure to show him some love and I think he has a question at the end for you to check out.
I know a lot of people who blog, but don’t necessarily consider themselves writers. They blog, because they know they’re supposed to do it. They blog to build a platform or gain an audience.
Maybe they’re blogging because some SEO expert told them to do it or because their high-profile status requires them to have a blog.
But in all honesty, they don’t like it very much. It’s hard to blog every day, finding something new to say in a brand new way. They’re busy, and the idea of sitting down in front of the computer to blog for 20 or 30 minutes hurts their brains.
“Trying harder” isn’t a viable option. Especially if they’re “creatives” (i.e. designers, photographers, videographers, etc.)
This presents a problem, doesn’t it? Because content is still king. And text is still the dominant medium.
So, what do you do? Here are a few tips that I often give non-writer folks to help them continue to blog: