3 Ways to Improve Your Writing Every Week

Writing for many bloggers is a big deal.

You decide when you write, what you write, and how you write.

But what happens when you feel your mind is getting clogged up with distractions and other issues of life?

This is exactly why you need to improve your writing every week.

At a glance, here are the tips for you.

  1. Keep a bank of quality samples
  2. Live from your heart
  3. Practise FreeWriting Everyday

3 Ways to Improve Your Writing Every Week

1. KEEP A BANK OF QUALITY SAMPLES

You have to have one – a bank – a store – a library – whatever you call it – that is strictly reserved as your idea bank.

It’ll come in handy every time.

Examples of the kind of content of your bank of quality samples can be;

  • Writing tutorials;
  • Bookmarks to useful online articles, and;
  • General lessons on subjects such as discipline, commitment, persistence, strategy etc.

Think of it as your journal of continuous education.

The importance of having a bank of quality samples is to help you preserve any idea, blog post title, concept, new lesson and notes for your future use.

2. LIVE FROM YOUR HEART

In case this sounds strange to you, hold on let me explain.

Successful writers are always alive in their consciousness. This means that everything they see, feel, embrace, think, imagine, hear or remember can be used to enhance their craft.

Everything serves them.

And so, to improve your writing every week, you have to live from your heart. Don’t take anything in your experience for granted. You never know when you’ll need to create a character or blog post from what you experienced.

By the way, the task of being a writer requires you to improve your skills to the point that you can pick up a complex concept and explain it in an eight year old level of understanding.

This does not mean that your readers are fools.

No! Not in any way.

It’s just that you’ll create a win-win situation for them. You provide value for them in the form of a useful content, and the reward you by taking the required action you want them to.

3. PRACTISE FREEWRITING EVERYDAY

The power of freewriting allows you to tap into the inner consciousness of your being. You are able to say things that your subconscious mind is speaking without the need of correction and editing.

It’s more like a vomit draft. But in this case, you don’t edit any thing. You just write and write and write whatever comes into your conscious mind – exactly the way your inner voice is saying it.

It’s been medically proven to be helpful in clearing your mind for new ideas and concepts.

Use freewriting to prepare yourself for your next post or novel.

The possibilities in you are endless.

WRAP UP…

The tips above may not be what you expected to see. But trust me on this one. Try them out and you’ll see that your writing will improve every week.

Feel free to add your own thoughts in the comments section below. You can also add one link to any useful article on your blog or another site that concerns the topic of ‘writing’.

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STOP STOPPING. GO SUCCEED IN YOUR CORE EXPERTISE!

Being an expert requires action. You have to be committed to the improvement of your craft. Things change over time. Innovations improve over time.

We all get curious of different stuff. This curiosity will continue to lead us as a human race to take numerous decisions that will favour the advancement of the human race.

It’s easy to think of coming up with different reasons for the quality of work you do. But the truth still remains: if you want to succeed, you have to be committed to your personal and professional development.

As the government are doing their own part to develop the economy [at their own pace 🙂 oinks!!!!], you are solely responsible to develop your own individual economy. Your expertise is your responsibility to think of, to care for, and to nourish. You don’t have to depend on other people for ALL your ideas. Go out and search for information. But don’t stop there coz it’s very possible to fall into a state of analysis paralysis.

Success needs dreams – a continuous use of the power of the mind – and a commitment to take action. It doesn’t matter if your action is huge or small. You just have to take that action.

To take action in the right direction, you will have to set goals, control your use of technology, and learn to solve problems in your field.

SET GOALS

The quality of your life will depend on the quality of your priorities.

What are your priorities? If you’re not sure of it or you’ve never taken some time out to think about your life, well, I’ll tell you.

There are three kinds of priorities.
1. Priorities marked High
2. Priorities marked Medium
3. Priorities marked Low

You are responsible for determining the level of your priorities. A careful analysis of your personal and professional activities will tell you about your priorities.

The activities you value most are the priorities that are marked high. The ones you mark as medium are the ones that can be postponed until a future date. The priorities you mark as low can be those activities that you can always cross off your list for a better alternative that can happen impromptu.

To restructure your activities to succeed in your core expertise, you have to set goals.

Goals are your door to more opportunities for personal and professional advancement. You have to have plans – and those plans have to be consistent with the principle of abundant life.

You goals should move you forward. They should move you to be more, do more and have more.

To make your goals work for you, make it SMART.

SMART means your goals have to be Specific, Measurable, Achievable, Results-oriented and Timely.

CONTROL YOUR USE OF TECHNOLOGY

Technology can be useful in a lot of ways. On the other hand, technology can be harmful to your productivity.

A look into the life of successful professional people will let you in on one secret: they control their use of technology and not the reverse. They understand that tech can fail too. I suggest you start writing your to-do-lists on a piece of paper and ‘pocket’ that phablet for the next two hours.

In fact, your control of technology can add more control to your time. You’ll know when to stop using a particular piece of tech and leave that building for a drink with the people you care about.

Let technology be the tool that can help you do your work faster and better.

LEARN TO SOLVE PROBLEMS IN YOUR FIELD

Every field of expertise exists to solve problems.

If there are no problems in your intended profession, there will be nothing for you to do. That also means that there will be nothing for you to earn.

This is because your ability to grow in a FULFILLING career is tied to your ability to solve problems in your profession. And your ability to solve problems in your profession will determine the quality of professional people you meet.

FINALLY…

All skills are learnable. You can learn whatever topic that you’re interested in – if only you’re determined enough. Nothing on earth can stop you except you.

Of course, that’s why there are professional schools everywhere.

Choose your area of interest. Learn your craft. And become better at what you do.
STOP STOPPING. GO SUCCEED IN YOUR CORE EXPERTISE!

But before that…

IT’S NOW OVER TO YOU…

What’s your experience on having goals to achieve? Do you find it easy to set goals? Or do you just go about your career with the ‘whatever-comes’ mindset? Let’s talk about’em in the comments.

I’m Hungry for Change (Sorry, not me. It’s your organization)

Change is a constant thing.

Organizations have the ability to change – yours included.

While the management of few organizations can adjust their policies to suite emerging trends in less than a year, others need more time to weigh the consequences of their decisions. It’s tougher when bureaucracy has eaten deep into the operations of the organization.

Management need to review the policies that govern their usage of social technology products for internal and external communications. Organizations that fail to revolve with the new trend of social technology will be left behind.

Employees should be given the chance to express themselves with social technologies under flexible guidelines that will favour the organization. These guidelines should not be strict. They should be able to accommodate the gap in corporate communications and employee peer-to-peer communication.

CHANGE IS APPROPRIATE FOR INNOVATION, ADOPTION AND GROWTH

Positive changes open doors for your organization’s success and brand recognition in the marketplace. With a partnership-centered approach, your customers will accept your products and recommend them to the people and networks they care about. This will only happen when your strategy for change is appropriate for Innovation, Adoption and Growth.

INNOVATION will consume a portion of your organization’s resources, yet, it is needed for the long-term growth of your organization. But when approached with a drive that is based on a vision, the possibilities available to you to stumble upon a new market are endless. If your business recognizes this approach to change, there will be no need to compete based on fear.

ADOPTION allows for the different departments in the organization work independently, while focusing on the corporate vision. Employee programs that are designed to cater for creative research and exploration of social technologies help to position the organization against any impending threat to its sales territory.

GROWTH is that fuel that drives in more revenue. The adoption of flexible policies for internal communications creates unexpected opportunities for employees to find new ways of connecting and working with eachother.

In this age of social technology, change will be a necessary evil for many bureaucratic organizations.

OVER TO YOU…

What do you think about the way positive changes happen in bureaucratic organizations? Do you support the management approach that uses policies to control the way employees use social technology products (such as chat apps, intranets and social media etc)?

Share your opinion in the comments.