Stop feeling sorry for yourself.
You might think your problems are special, unique, or impossible for anyone else to understand. But you know what?
As writers, we’re all struggling with the same basic problems.
You’re not the only one who doesn’t know what kind of writer to become.
You’re not the only one who spends hours tinkering with sentences – and still hates them.
And you’re not the only one who’ll do anything – clean the bathroom, service the car, even run a marathon – to avoid sitting your butt in that chair and doing the work.
Almost every writer faces problems like procrastination, perfectionism, and self-doubt at one time or another. Even the successful ones.
But the feeling of being totally alone on your writer’s journey is insidious.
It gnaws at your confidence and weakens your resolve.
It causes talented writers to give up when all they need to do is keep going.
And that needs to stop right now …
The blank screen. The huge list of content to create. The intense desire to hide under the duvet.
You’ve got so much writing to do.
But your life is packed full. You don’t have enough time.
So you get more behind every day.
What’s worse, every other blogger you know seems to have no problem churning out post after post after post.
Are you the only one who struggles with their writing workload?
Don’t believe it for a second.
If your biggest problem is
not having enough time to write, you’re perfectly normal. Almost every blogger out there feels the same way.
You choose your audience.
You choose your topic.
You choose your theme, your plugins, your widgets.
You choose when to write, what to write, and how to write it.
You decide all of those things because you’re the boss, and you answer to nobody.
But let’s face it; few endeavors are as independent-spirited as blogging.
And that’s why, as the holiday weekend approaches in the US, we’re delighted to showcase a collection of outstanding posts created by bloggers who truly embrace that spirit of independence by sharing their ideas, on their terms, with a waiting world.
Some are beginning bloggers tentatively taking their first steps; others are experienced bloggers who continue to hone their craft.
But regardless of where you’d place yourself on that spectrum – or even if you’re only now thinking of launching a blog – you’ll find plenty here to motivate and inspire you.
You’ve finally finished your latest blog post.
It’s practical, actionable, and insightful.
You’ve nailed your headline and picked the perfect featured image.
You’ve pored over every detail, and now it’s ready to publish. In fact, you’re damned proud to click “Publish.”
It’s time to announce your masterpiece to the world – starting with the subscribers on your email list.
But there’s a problem.
According to the data, over three-quarters of your list won’t open your email.
More worrying still, only about 2% will read the content you’ve worked so hard to create.
And these are the people who are supposed to be your most loyal fans…
So how do you get more people to open your emails and click through to your content?
The answer: you have to use the right words.
Because certain words in the English language are dramatically more powerful than others if you want to persuade people to take action – like clicking a link to your latest post.
Let’s reveal exactly what they are.
Give yourself credit.
You’re a solid writer with good ideas.
But… you feel like you’ve reached a plateau.
People like your writing, but they don’t
They find your content useful, but not
Even your best ideas never seem to catch fire.
And you can’t help wondering
Maybe you just have to be patient and wait for your audience to come around.
But then again, maybe it’s not that. Maybe your writing is missing something.
Because when you read the work of your favorite writers, their ideas are so clear, so vivid, so damn
easy-to-understand that they light up your brain.
And while you hope your readers feel the same about your writing, you secretly suspect they don’t.
Here’s the difficult truth – you’re probably right. Your writing
is missing something.
And it could well be this…