How to Become a Better Content Creator

How to Become a Better Content Creator
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Me lugging around a 50 pound propane tank in Savusavu, Fiji.

Me lugging around a 50 pound propane tank in Savusavu, Fiji.

Write.

Write.

Then write some more.

The easiest way to create better content is to practice writing better content.

Practice writing 500 words daily. Practice writing 500 words daily. Practice writing 1,000 words daily. Whatever the number, just practice.

I do get asked this question quite a bit. Many aspiring bloggers intend to become pro bloggers but have a jambalaya-like mix of limiting beliefs surrounding their ability to write.

Goodness knows I have been there.

But I know the easy way to get past these insidious mental blocks: writing.

Practical Tips

  • pick a blog topic/niche you feel passionate about
  • write 500 words daily - or more - in private
  • write in a Word document
  • trash the Word document after you’re done writing
  • write every day, without fail
  • if you are struggling terribly with writer’s block write for at least 30 minutes daily
  • don’t get up from your work space until you reach 500 words
  • don’t let anything distract you
  • only follow inspired, empowering bloggers who see you as inspired, empowered individuals
  • meditate for 5 to 10 minutes - or longer - daily to help dissolve writer’s block
  • consider investing in a premium blogging course to stoke your creative fires
  • read prolific bloggers to find their secrets
  • read for 30 - 60 minutes daily to increase your prolific nature
  • read this post (especially this list) 3 to 5 times or more to let these ideas seep into your subconscious mind
  • toss salt over your shoulder 3 times daily
  • fall more madly in love with writing
  • slow down your mind before practice or publishing writing lessons
  • block out all distractions when you are sitting down to write, either for your blog or for practice sessions

One of my most difficult writing lessons was this: you become a better writer by....writing regularly!

I expected to be a skilled, clear, colorful writer after published a 600 word post 1-2 times weekly. Which is like expecting to be a professional basketball player after practicing for 10 minutes a week.

Superstar Kyrie Irving - whose career I followed since high school in our native New Jersey - estimates he practiced at least 10,000 hours in total before he was 18. Is it any wonder why he’s one of the best basketball players on earth despite being in his early 20’s?

Write, write and write some more.

Just make sure that you genuinely love writing before you get into blogging.

Or if you despise writing you can apply similar practice strategies to creating videos, podcasts or infographics.

Your Turn

Do you have a tough time creating content?

Or can you churn out content like hotcakes?

What tips can you add to this list?

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