My Secret to Daily Writing

Hey look, my first click-baity title (at least intentional). This was more of an experiment than anything, so it will be fun to see if this post gets more views than average over the next few months.

So really, this is my secret (or was, now that I’m sharing it…) for writing every day.

Write the day before

Yup, that’s it. Every post I’ve written in the last few weeks (since I began writing every day) has been written the day before and scheduled to be published the next day.

While this may seem insignificant, for me it relieves any and all pressure to write something and publish it immediately. In reality, I’m tricking my brain in a way, because in reality the same amount of “pressure” should exist. Yet by taking away the immediacy of it, I’m able to write much more freely.

But wait, there’s more

Secondarily, writing every day is not easy. I’ve tried it many times before and at times have even been moderately successful, but I eventually would run out of things to write about, or just burn out and give up.

The difference this time is a focus on documenting instead of creating content, which is something I found from Gary Vaynerchuck. He’s not the first person to share this idea, but for some reason it stuck this time. To me, this means writing about everything from the process itself to my thoughts about the process, and everything in between.

If you want to write more consistently, try using this method. It won’t work unless you accept that it won’t be great right away. But through trial and error, and mostly just consistent effort, you will see improvements and it might even get easier. It’s worked for me so far.

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