I know what it’s like to have a bazillion things going on at once and holding onto the best of all intentions to write that blog. Your head is racing with amazing ideas but they come at the crack of dawn when you’re rolling over to pull the blankets up a little more between 2 different dreams. By the time you wake up, you hit the ground running with everything else, except getting those amazing ideas into words and into an awesome blog entry.
Well, you know how you can schedule your child’s playdates and your coffee dates with friends? I suggest you do the same with that blog entry you’re wanting to write. Pop it into your calendar and plan what your favourite tea you will share with your furiously typing gorgeous hands, and make it happen! You won’t regret it, you will love it!
Following are some tips on the nuts and bolts once you’re sitting with mug of said favourite drink at your laptop:
- Get it all out of your head! Don’t worry about how to piece it together just yet – just sit with favourite cup of tea and write, write, write!
- Arrange your written piece into paragraphs: Every time a new idea, or a new part of the story, is presented, it’s time for a paragraph! Eg: “I went to the shops and bought some candy. I felt much better. When I was swinging in my hammock at home, I watched the clouds.” < At the point that we’re talking hammock and clouds, we need a new paragraph!
- Cohesion 1: Do you have some ideas that are repeated further down the track? Could these be cut & paste into the earlier paragraphs at all?
- Cohesion 2: Read through the first sentence of every paragraph: If somebody read just those sentences, and nothing else, does the story make sense? If not, make it make sense! 😉
- Would it make sense to your Ideal Client? What do they want to know? How do they want to feel when they read your blog entry?
- Send it away to your Editing Consultant !
Don’t have an Editing Consultant yet? That is where I come in. I can help you clarify your message and if you would like to get more of an idea of what my own process with my clients is like, I welcome you to contact me!
Have a lovely week!