As a communicator who blogs in his free time, I write both for work and leisure. While my years of experience does make a difference to how elegantly I can put digital pen to paper, it can still be a bitch trying to craft amazing copy on a regular basis.
What then are the secrets to writing well?
What would you do if you happen to lose your job or your business goes bust today?
Can you pick up the pieces and move on? Or will your self esteem be shattered beyond repair?
The nine muses of Greek mythology (courtesy of Greek Myths and Mythology)
Inspiration often comes in the most unlikely and inconvenient places.
For example, I may be sitting in front of my computer all ready to write a “change the world” blog post. I strain my brain. I close my eyes. I try to create. Unfortunately, I end up watching Youtube videos, responding to an oh so witty tweet, or comment ad nauseum on my friends’ Facebook updates.
Keeping a regularly updated blog can be one of the best things you can do for your career. Trust me, its the reason why I can do what I do now.
However, it does require a certain amount of discipline, determination and grit to keep blogging and journalling. Especially when your work starts overtaking the rest of your waking hours.