To paraphrase Lennon and McCartney: ‘there is nothing you can write; that has not been wrote. There is nothing you can do that cannot be done’
So stop worrying and start writing a blog that helps you relax into a peace of the mind.
Knowing your limitations
It is too easy to focus on your message, your opinion, your point of view; that you forget and struggle to write the simplest words. If you are trying to describe a subject that is too big, technical or obscure; then break the subject into easy sections and save something for the next blog!
My blog focuses on ways to relax as well as rides and walks that I have enjoyed over the years. I know I will never become rich from Amazon associate links or Google ad-sense because my subject is not so interesting to many people. Yet I am rich in a history of memories of beautiful days out in nature; that I can remember when my day is not so relaxing. Just the other day, whilst driving to work in the sub zero temperatures of a English winter; I thought back to one balmy bike ride in the warm autumn sun of Catalunya: Around the Sant Antoni Reservoir, Tremp
Remember how to write
I feel we spend so long writing boring emails at work or abbreviated messages on WhatsApp; that many us have forgotten how easy writing really can be. Do not become weighted down by ponderous prose; use fancy words or worry about placing that comma or semi-colon. Just enjoy writing every word as if you had just learnt it!
In his short essay: Politics and the English Language; George Orwell explains some brilliantly simple rules of writing that I try to adhere to myself. Yet, at the end of the day; just enjoy your writing as much as the subject or passion you are focused on.
Know your audience
Alfred Hitchcock once said: “Always make the audience suffer as much as possible”. So, unless your blog is about horror; try to make the audience happier and more interested with every word, sentence and blog.
Some blogs may cover very specific subjects; from science and medicine to easier subjects about hobbies and cooking. So do not get despondent, if you only have one view per day on your blog about a rare disease. If your words help just one person down the line; then your blog has been worth all the time and thought.
Unless you are writing a blog about how to find gold at the end of the rainbow or you can prophesise next weeks lottery numbers; you may not have a large subscriber base. Yet if you can sell tea to China or ice to the Inuit’s; then congratulations, I would like to hear about your tales too. So do not worry about the money, the subscribers or the likes; just relax and write what you want.
What is more, if you are lost for words; then turn off the computer. Do not sit there for hours staring at a blank page. Set yourself a time limit of an hour or even less and just write away. Peace.
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