[Blogging Mindset] The Secret

“The secret is in the line.”Charles Bukowski

When you first start blogging, it’s all too easy to daydream yourself into chronic procrastination. After all, you’re not where you want to be, so why not spend a few hours each day thinking up of all the ways in which becoming a blogging superstar is going to enhance your life.

At the same time, there are so many technical aspects, from themes to plugins to formatting, to images, to sharing videos, to… it’s easy to spend most of the time taking care of such stuff.

Then there’s the sheer quantity of available resources. Just think of how much time it would take you to read all the articles on this blog alone. Then the comments, to get a feel for what folks want or have tried.

It’s all too easy to forget what really matter when it comes to blogging.

What is that, you ask?

The Word

This is it.

We, as bloggers, often forget that we much produce work. We must write. Sometimes, we get anxious about it, sometimes we feel lazy, but the truth is that we must punch the damn keys and add one word after another, and then release said words.

That is it.

The secret to blogging is to write.

To produce so much work, that you do not care if people read it or not, or who reads it, or what they think or have to say about it. You’re too busy writing one word after another to even think of such things.

Let your words go. Write them, then let them go.

Abandon them.

Write, write, write.

That is all it comes down to, and I am shocked that so many bloggers focus so little on this aspect.

They either network too much, which translates into spending an awful lot of time on other people’s blogs, or they focus on adding pretty images(a lot of them) or paying a hundred bucks on a theme…

I know this because I have done it. And I have been overly protective with blog posts, stories, novels, ideas… but the thing is that you will never know how good an idea is unless you release it into the wild, so to speak.

Also, it’s stressful to imprison ideas like this, inside your brain, waiting for someday, not realizing that someday does not exist in any calendar…

Yes, maybe we’re all guilty of judging books by their covers, but ultimately the words contained within matter the most.

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6 thoughts on “[Blogging Mindset] The Secret

  1. I think it’s not how much you write, but how good it is, and if it gets read.

    If it doesn’t get clicked on: you are talking to yourself on a silent blog.

    (I know because I’ve done it. And most days I don’t post are still that way.)

    Even a great writer could die unknown, without views and readers.

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  2. Impressions are fine but authenticity matters a lot when I just decide to write about travel. In other words, I am very sensitive to the problem of spreading false information about places I visit.

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  3. Outstanding. I wonder how many people will remember me and applaud my stellar reputation 100 million years from now? Probably fewer that at present. But according to my calculations, there should still be sell over a million people who recall my name among other things that they saw on my Instagram profile. True @kenhallettblog I seriously and even jovially needed to read your post. I want to write less and lighten the mood. I try to be uplifted and create lightness and good cheer daily. I just keep it on stuff like newly opening funeral parlours, newly manufactured DSM psychological dis-orders and elaborate exceedingly so about the benefits of dwelling in either the nostalgically depressing past or interesting new ways to ruminate about the nonexistent future. Seems like a bunch of people love the musings because no one likes or comments on any of them. Obviously, the only reason for this is because the writings leave my readership speechless, concussed — even in a corybantic state of restlessness and rage.

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  4. “To produce so much work, that you do not care if people read it or not, or who reads it, or what they think or have to say about it. You’re too busy writing one word after another to even think of such things.”

    love this paragraph! its inspired me to pick it back up, because often im in my head and thinking if people will like what i write or not. so thank you very much for this piece!

    if we are busy writing we are improving ourselves and doing what we love to do. WRITE. its very true. and the more i think about it the more its obvious that its easy to get caught up quickly with other distractions.

    keep up the good work!

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