How to Overcome Your Fear of Writing Failure Before Dawn

“If you don’t make mistakes, you can’t make decisions” ~ Warren Buffet

That’s a quote that got my attention.

As I was pondering on the quote, I found the inspiration to write you on this post.

How to Overcome Your Fear of Writing Failure Before Dawn

Writing is beneficial to so many people. In fact, the average writer realizes that writing, whether it is done for self or for an audience, always benefits someone out there.

The lesson is that there is someone who values what you write. And true writers don’t write because the always want to get paid. They write because this is just part of them.

Writing is part of a true writer’s everyday activity. It doesn’t matter whether it is done on a blog or a piece of paper or on a computer screen. The reality is that writers don’t give up on their craft easily.

And so the easiest way to overcome your fear of writing failure is to put yourself out there.

Just write.

In fact, I’ll say you should write until it hurts.

Writing is what you do; intend it and take action. You’ll get better over time.

Forget the worries about being perfect. Perfection is just a myth because true art can never be complete.

~ PBW

A Tribute to WordPress

Stirring at the blank screen gives me the crisps. It doesn’t happen every time. But it does. It’s a way of saying: hey! Come back home.

A distracted mind cannot focus. A diligent mind embraces the reality of today’s events and lets it coordinate the actual feelings of the day.
If I met your imaginary friend on my way to your blog, I’ll ask of your blogging secret.

Is there a particular thing you do to get into the blogging mode? What are the things you consider to be worth posting or unpublishing. Do you delete the paragraphs of an already published post? Are your sacrifices worth your efforts?

If I can, I will take turns in purifying the magic that sparks in your mind.
Blogging is one of the things I love to do online.

Thank you WordPress for this evolving platform.

PBW

All Bloggers Don’t Blog for the Same Reason

It’s funny whenever I run into a blog whose owner feels bad for not posting for some months.

I think this stems from two kinds of emotions.

  1. Emotions that originate from the thoughts of a deep sense of obligation to one’s audience.
  2. Emotions that originate from the feelings of insecurity that arise due to competition with other blogs.

My thoughts
I’ll run from ground to the skies. So, let me start from the second point up.

I think competition is kinda dump

There is no need to monitor your competing blogs to the point of obsession.

In fact, there is a thin line between monitoring your competitors and confusing yourself.

Blogging, as every real life blogger knows, is not for the faint of arms. Your arms should always be on standby to write your next posts because inspiration is everywhere.

So, next time you feel insecure about the competition, remind yourself that they worked hard to get to where they are.

While you can get inspiration from them, don’t forget why you started blogging in the first place.

Your sense of obligation to your audience

That’s it.

When you get to the point this feeling envelopes you, you’ll become a blogging superstar.

Why? It is because on the competitive plane, it is hard to be original.

Contrary to the ‘street’ gist, your own creativity will spark into a burning fire that burns your words into your blog.

I’m talking here of burying yourself in your audience interests.

To round up…

Now you’re aware that all bloggers don’t blog for the same reason, I’m sure you’ll sit your ass down for a moment. Grab a mug of coffee and then think of why you started blogging.

Let those answers silently guide you into the blogging superstar that you were meant to be.

That’s it my dear friend.

~ PBW

Originality is Relative

Be authentic.

At least, that’s what you might have heard at one point in time.

Be creative: with money, strategy, action, technique etc. The drums just keep on rolling in for you. But will you be adamant?

What is it that you want to say that you think no one has said before?

Being original is not a myth. It’s just a state of mind that is hard to accomplish by default.

Your experiences really matter here. Your inspiration will be tied to the things you perceive to be. What you think, what you see, what you hear and what you feel all add up to give you an inner push in your being.

All I’m saying is that being original is possible. But for you to get to that step in your job or other to-Dos, follow the following three steps.

1. Learn from the best in your industry. You may not need to meet them personally. But chances are that a number of them who are already successful must have written good books that reveal their thoughts on the happenings in your industry, the work attitudes, cultural beliefs of the industry.

2. Practice what you learn from the top skilled people. This is because talk is cheap but doing the main work requires a dose of effort. It’s easier for you to learn from the top skilled folks in your industry if you’re passionate enough. But don’t stop there put what you learn to work – and who knows; maybe you’ll see something new which may expand your career and financial horizons.

3. Adjust your skill to suite your work flow
As technology evolves, new problems are being created. This also means that new solutions will be needed. And the solutions that will matter will be the ones that will help many people do their work with less clutter. If you align your skills to your workflow, you’ll notice that you’ll begin to love your job more. You’ll also appreciate your organization’s leadership decisions better.

Originality is Relative: do you agree? What is it that’s missing in your ‘link’ today? Let’s chat it in the comments.

#BLOGGING: 3 Simple Hacks That Will Make Your Blog Post Really, Really Persuasive

When you write a post, you should embed yourself in it.

It is good for your readers and you.

If you ask me, I’ll tell you that a very persuasive blog post is attractive to read. It gets your audience to tick the yes box. You’ll also feel good about yourself when you hit the publish button.

There will be no need for you to beat around the bush. You just know that you’ve done a good job – irrespective of whether you are on the blogging amateur or professional level.

With this in mind, I want to share with you three simple hacks for crafting out a really, really persuasive blog post.

Now, lets start.

1) Match your words to your audience needs

For you to do this, you have to learn what’s important to them.

The reason is because whenever you write, you are always writing for someone else. It’s very easy to forget this. The idea of writing the way you want can sometimes make you blind to your audience needs.

All audiences are different; and this may sound obvious but in practice, you may forget to apply this concept to your work.

All in all: your audience matters. Keep them in mind when doing your writing.

2) Speak in the jargon your audience accepts

There is a way your audience speaks. There are words that your audience uses. They might be technical or derogatory in manner. The important is that you identify the kind of phrases that are not offensive to the particular audience that you’re writing to.

When you think about your audience differently, your writing will improve – especially in terms of how you combine your use of jargon and everyday words in your sentences.

Another way of interpreting this is to use the vocabulary that your audience understands.

3) Connect your writing voice to the blog post you’re writing

To connect your writing voice to the blog post that you’re writing, all you have to do is find your blogging voice.

Your blogging voice encompasses the way you use your writing to express your thoughts – and the style, of course.

For the sake of the growth of your blog in future, work on focusing your efforts on developing your writing voice. It’s an essential that you take your time to get this write. It is one of the ways to avoid your pattern of writing in twists and turns.

Focus on a single message in each of your posts. If you have different ideas that you want to merge into that particular post, title the blog post like a theme on the topic.

IN CONCLUSION

Writing a persuasive blog post is easy. Just use the three tips above.

OVER TO YOU…
Have you ever wondered if your blog post is persuasive enough? Please share your experience with us in the comments.

3 Habits You Can Learn From People Who Are Always On Time

There are easy habits you can develop to transform you into a healthy time management persona.

I’m talking of the one who shows up on time and completes the tasks on time – without the silly excuses (with exemptions of genuine challenges).

Here are three habits of punctual people…

HABIT #1: You should know how to plan your day in advance

Planning your day requires your full attention to plan. Making a commitment to set out a block of your time to draw your plans can work wonders for your health and work-life balance sheet.

Occasionally, planning your day might feel stupid.

In fact, on some days, you won’t find it interesting. But if you work hard to stay committed to planning your day, you will establish a flexible, practical, daily plan that suits your personal and professional lifestyle.

HABIT #2: You have to be organized

One of the secrets of punctual people is their appreciation for being organized.

Haphazard or zigzag way of living for day-to-day can actually be distracting for you. The resulting effect is that all you want feel fulfilled at the end of your day.

The best way to become organized is to start working on filling your daily plans with structures. These structures are essential to helping you build a consistent daily or weekly routine.

HABIT #3: You have to appreciate downtime

Downtime is that block of time between your early arrival at your destination and the actual beginning of the event you are attending.

Let’s say the event you are attending is to start by 10am. If you got to the venue by 9:20am, the block of time in-between (i.e. the forty minutes of waiting time) is your downtime.

As a punctual person, you should use your downtime to catch upon easy tasks such as reading a bookmarked article, checking up your emails, making a phone call etc.

In Conclusion…

Being on time is not that difficult.

All it takes is a continuous improvement in your time management skills. It may be tough at the beginning. You may even make mistakes than you estimated. You may even discover the hidden weaknesses in other areas of your life.

But one thing’s sure, if you keep at it, you will eventually take change of your time – and that would translate to creating the beautiful future that you desire.

Are you always on time? Let’s know how it works out for you in the comments.

How the World Uses the Internet in 60 Seconds

Okay.

I found this article while reading my tweets.

And so I thought it wise to share it with you. Of course, you may not need to read it. But I really do think that reading should NOT be limited to information purposes only. You should be able to enjoy a good read for entertainment purposes.

Well, if you find this post interesting enough, then you should check it out.

Here’s a quote on how the world uses the internet in sixty seconds:

“The internet gained 316 million new users in 2014 and saw incredible growth in virtually every category of social media usage and ecommerce, from the number of Instagram photos uploaded to Amazon sales per minute.”

I also love the line that says “everyone is a creator and curator.

Here’s the Article Source.

#POETRY: A Writer’s Muse

It’s crawling;
But moving.

It’s hot;
Still burning.

If the flesh won’t let it breathe,
Then don’t let it make sense.

It’s not about intellect;
It’s a J. K. Rowling in progress.

Hold still;
It’s drawn;
Coming;
Touching;
Feeling;
And getting better.

If you missed that dummy version;
Just let the cat outta’ that bag.

(C) 2014, Prosper B. Wealth.

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