It’s been a running joke at my house when Amazon drops off another book. I’ve been building my copywriting library faster than I’ve even been able to read them.
But one tip stuck out to me early on… Write every day.
Yesterday I attributed my writing to what Seinfeld has called not breaking the chain. Seinfeld set himself a goal to write jokes every day. When he would write them, he would mark a big X on the calendar for that day.
After a while, you see a calendar full of X’s and you don’t want to break that chain of X’s.
The same thing works with these little morning habits.
But there’s something else that happens when you do something every day.
It becomes easier.
Building this habit of sitting down in front of the laptop and pushing out a post forms a foundation from which to grow.
Are my posts good at this point? No. I’m not naive here… But I’m getting the habit of writing down so that I can take the next step to figure out how improve my writing.
So for me, step one was just writing every day.
Step two ended up being writing 300-500 words minimum per day.
Step three was then to do that easily within 30 minutes.
That’s where I am now… But look at the doors working on a habit like this have opened.
At this point, I can sit down and crank out 300 words in less than thirty minutes (sometimes as little as 10 or 15) without even knowing exactly what I want to start writing about before I sit down.
So maybe my next step is picking a theme for the blog. I know I’m all over the place with these posts at the moment.
Or maybe it’s getting good at a certain style of post. Perhaps I could create a great resource using lists?
The whole point… I can take the next step to improve because I’ve taken steps to get where I am today.
You don’t start out writing an award winning blog with thousands of subscribers. Well maybe somebody does, but not me. I have two subscribers currently and they’re both me…
But you improve and if you stick with it and stay consistent you can reach your goal.
The advice was “write every day”… not “write every day you feel like it”.
Be someone that doesn’t compromise your goals. I want to be a copywriter… not just a copyreader.
So that’s why I write.