“If you look for perfection, you’ll never be content.”
Leo Tolstoy, Anna Karenina
Perfectionism is a manifestation of fear. You are choosing to postpone clicking that publish button because you are afraid that no one is going to read your post, or that no one is going to comment, or that they will hate it.
You fear failure, success, and everything in between. You hate that you’d come to the realization that if only you’d worked harder on your post, it would have performed better.
Well, I am here to tell you that you are sabotaging your blog by being a perfectionist.
The tricky thing about blogging is that there’s always something stopping you.
You often stare at the blank page, wondering whether what you’ll write will be good enough. You get distracted. Or, you have this idea that you really love, but… you soon realize someone else has already written about it.
What is the point of even blogging if what you want to write about has already been covered by countless others?
Well… the truth is that almost all my most popular blog posts are about topics that have been covered by others. Let’s call them universal topics. Inspiration. Motivation. How to deal with procrastination. How to fail your way to success.
What I blog on my main blog is the sum total of all that I have ever internalized: a bit of Mark Manson, a bit of Tom Bilyieu, a little bit of Tony Robbins. Jocko Willink, David Goggins, Andy Frisella. You get the idea.
But the thing is that people can’t get enough of certain topics because they form the foundation of who we are as human beings.
Your uniqueness as a blogger is not about writing something no one else even thought to write, but about the perspective from which you cover those topics.
No one can write a blog post the same way you do.
Sure, there are thousands of other bloggers out there writing about motivation. Or inspiration. Or travel. Or even gardening.
But it’s not so common to read about motivation from a twenty-something Romanian kid, a college dropout, who has suffered for years and years from high functioning depression.
That’s the creative strength you can tap into — all the while blogging about the same universal topics as everyone else in your niche.
One of the main reasons bloggers quit is lack of direction and clarity: at some point they get tired of walking around without a map. They do not know what to expect, what to do, how to do it. They do not know what goals to set.
No list of advice can guarantee your blog’s success, but it’s important to be aware, from the outset, of the most critical elements at play. Five dos, five don’ts: give them a try.
Be honest. You often dream of writing an epic blog post, the kind that gets shared thousands of times, liked, tweeted, and pinned, commented on by hundreds of other bloggers… in other words, you wish to write the type of blog post that goes viral.
Unfortunately, you have yet to manage writing such an article.
What’s the problem? What are you doing wrong? Is there some formula you can follow to make sure your posts are epic?
Of course there is. And I am going to share it with you today.
So, brace yourself, for this is one epic blog post about writing an epic blog post that will leave your readers wishing the damn like button worked more than once.
Blogging every single day can be quite challenging, especially when you’re just starting out, trying all sorts of new things, experimenting with different types of posts.
I remember quite clearly a time in my life where writing, editing, and publishing a blog post every single day was out of the question until I started slowly building momentum, developing the habit of sitting down and punching those damn keys every single day.
Now, I am able to write some 3-4 blog posts, about different topics, edit them, and share them on the web.
But the truth is that with daily content creation of any kind, it can be overwhelming when you’re regularly required to think of new, better ideas to explore. It can often feel like you’re not doing anything to improve.
I know I felt like nothing was changing until I realized just how much information I can punch into my damn computer screen.
So, yeah, here are a few ways that can help you create and publish a blog post every day without feeling like your brain is melting.