Ever since writing my #introduceyourself post here, I have been struggling to find a constructive and time-line orientated way of starting my blog. With too much archived material and a desire to share it all, I found myself stuck in a loop of confusion.
My intention:Is to blog about my exciting journey with this cryptocurrency documentary and to curate the podcast content. I want to share my thoughts on various topics (consciousness, crypto, news, healing, tech), update my photo-blog and be involved in the steem community projects like Steemit School and Steem Basic Income.
Result: I close my eyes, take a deep breath, and press ctrlA + Backspace, again. What should take 30 minutes to do end up taking a lifetime.
What I would like to share with you
is my experience and technique in solving this.
Chunking Up and Chunking Down NLP
1 Ask yourself a few but very important questions:
- Why should people care about what you write?
- What is the purpose of you doing this?
- Who is your audience?
2 Establish a clear outline of how to construct your blog:
- Write a list of topics that you want to cover.
- Find your niche or niches.
- Be proactive and engage.
3 Establish a clear outline for your post.
- What is the message you want to transmit?
- KISS (Keep It Simple Sweety, like my nan likes to say it).
- In your head plot how you want to guide your readers through your post.
- Structure your post with an introduction/beginning, a body, and a conclusion/ending.
4 Minimize your distractions when writing:
- Jot-down your goals, ideas and key points in a way that works for you: bullet points, short sentences, and spider web diagrams.
- Use them as guides and as a reminder of to why you started writing this post.
- Keep yourself in the flow and going forwards. You can trim and correct later.
- Do all the fancy-spancy stuff at the end: text layout, tags, media, and links.
- Use spell checker at the very end.
5 Use key points to expand the topic into a healthy paragraph.
6 **Be patient, curate the time that you have already invested.
7 Be enthusiastic about the long road ahead.
8 Make yourself a cup of tea, and start typing away.
When having at hand a mammoth project, it can be hard not to be distracted by the many wonderful things that crop up along the way, especially for a creative person 😅
To close the loopI decided to jump back in time, not for nostalgia-keeping but to catalog in a systematic way what I want to share and to use it as reference points in future posts.
After all, all bloggers write to have their work read, commented and shared.