By: Dezarae Davis
Have you heard of a brain fart, brain farts, or having writers' block? Even the best of the best writers struggle in this area. I can only imagine what you’re going through if you don’t consider yourself to be a writer or at least the best writer.
Do you find yourself struggling to stay focused with all the distractions around you? You have the kids on one end, your partner, that long to-do list, career, business, and everything else going on around you that distracts you even stress can lead to writers' block amongst many other personal issues you have.
Here are a few ways you can create content topics and ideas to share with your audience even when you’re distracted, not the best writer, or just don’t know where to begin.
Step #1 Find a Quiet Space or Hide Out
You need a secret hiding place to concentrate writing content can be not only time-consuming but requires your undivided attention. Even with writing a blog post or social media post, it can take up to an hour or longer to gather your thoughts because so much goes into writing. If the coffee shop is too loud for you to concentrate then sign up for co-working space for example, whenever I’m ready to, I can go to my local co-working space Greencow with like-minded entrepreneurs whose main focus is to not only network but get work done outside the house or the noisy coffee shop!
Now another thought to consider is that going outside the house can give you more inspiration it may not be that you’re not a great writer you need inspiration and motivation maybe hanging out where like-minded entrepreneurs hang out at might inspire and motivate you.
If working from home floats your boat, then write your content from home. You can write when the house is quiet, everyone is asleep, or when everyone is away for the day.
Step #2 Write How You Like
When writing content ideas, you can start in a google doc sheet that way your work can automatically be saved, imagine creating great content or ideas, and then you lose it or forget to save your work. Technology isn’t perfect, which is why I love starting on a piece of paper or in my journal, you can do the same. Sometimes writing in your journal vs. your computer can be more effective for you and make you feel less overwhelmed or you can try both methods. My point is for you to create freely. However, the way YOU choose to that makes you comfortable! You don’t have to do what works for others, or your favorite influencer write and create the way that feels good to you!
Step #3 Brain Dump
Crack open your journal and or planner my favorite and current planner right now is by Alon David, called 90X Planner I highly recommend it, and the newer planners have a brain dump section along with other amazing features. To purchase 90X goal planner, click on the links below and enjoy! https://90xgoalplanner.com/product/90x-goal-planner/ Follow 90X on Instagram https://www.instagram.com/90XGoalPlanner/
Open up your journal, notebook, or head over to google docs for FREE and start dumping your content ideas whatever you’re thinking, feeling, or want to share let it out with no filter (don’t hold back). I tell my clients this all the time think about the conversations you had with potential buyers or current buyers what do they like, what pain points or excuses did they share with you, and is there anything they said or posted online that you can use as content in your own words? Inspiration is all around you, especially when you take the time to sit back and listen and participate in groups on Facebook or hang out where your ideal buyers are. Get out a little and attend networking events, do polls in your Facebook group, and Instagram stories to find out what content, products, and or services your audience wants you to share with them and then dump all of these ideas in your notes on your phone, Google docs, planner, or your journal. Yes, it’s that simple just start dumping ideas down and write! Like Nike says “Just Do It” that’s what it takes for you to simply get your productive tasks done. Allow yourself to freely express your thoughts with NO restrictions or restraints, avoid trying to control the writing process, or your content ideas. Remember once you choose a topic and gather your thoughts you can edit and revise later.
Step #4 Take a Break
Yes! Take a break you won’t believe how long it took me to finish this blog post I started working on this blog around 5 AM and it took me until after 10 PM to send it to my team for it to be uploaded on my blog site. I did a bunch of other activities in between writing, and that’s okay
not to force it unless you have a deadline to meet. Put on some music and jam out even natural writers like me have writer’s block including entertainers such as TV show writers and songwriters; therefore, you shouldn’t feel awful because you have blocks when it comes to writing. Writing takes practice, and words start from the heart and mind, along with inspiration, embrace all of this until you come up with the best content and ideas. When your brain needs a rest to listen to it and find something productive to do, and when your brain is ready to cooperate again, the best ideas will flow. Just remember to finish what you start it’s okay to take a break but set goals and reminders for yourself to complete what you start so you’ll become more disciplined and successful.
I highly suggest you check out my other blog post 4 Ways to Create Content that Converts that will be an additional resource from what you’ve learned in reading in this week’s blog. Take your time, digest the information, and then apply the knowledge, simply put yourself and content out there. Share your comments with me and follow me on Instagram I love engaging with my audience and readers if you’re struggling with writing and coming up with content that converts let’s discuss how my marketing membership can help you level up and boost your sales!
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