10 secrets

to posting every day:

  1. Write at your choice of quiet times – it’s nights for me.
  2. Write about everyday stuff, ones you can relate to, it’s a while lot easier than laboring through some thesis or political notion (unless that’s your thing)
  3. Write small if necessary, every post doesn’t have to be a masterpiece (not that anyone’s aiming for even one!)
  4. Create a schedule if that helps, like every Friday as a song day, or a joke day to end the week on a fun note or every Tuesday as a tag day (I got rid of 3!)
  5. Write about current events. Every day the newspaper is full of whats happening at your neck of the woods: pick one that you can relate to.
  6. Write about a forgotten art form, tradition or a ritual that you once took part in and don’t anymore. Better yet, write about a family tradition, based on culture or just something that you’ve started.
  7. Bursts of writing happen, while some days are bleah. When you do feel chatty, write more than 1 post, and if you have a tendency to ramble, break it down!
  8. post an interesting picture you took or saw, your take on it. Make it your own, add a dimension to it, the effort shows.
  9. Write a review of a book, movie, a play or even of a product you’ve used. Once again, add your voice to it.
  10. Always schedule ahead. Helps lessen stress (frankly, if blogging’s a hobby, there shouldn’t be, but if we are committed to wanting to post every day, it helps to plan ahead). I’d scheduled all my tags (Tuesdays) and the Friday (song) ones. Set it to post at the same time everyday. Consistency is a good thing when you are doing a series such as this.

Write freely, write for yourself (not always for your readers or entertainment value), and write what you are most familiar with. When one labors through a passage, it shows. Lessen expectations for yourself, not every post need be your best, it is practice that helps in the long run, and most importantly, make your posts yours. It should be distinct and spell a style that’s uniquely you.

If you can’t post everyday, give yourself a break and take that break. This isn’t a do or die, but more to exercise your writing skills. Whoever said ‘practice makes perfect’ surely knew his stuff.

The more you write, the better you get at it, even if you weren’t really trying!

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24 Comments

  1. says: Usha

    For me it was great fun when blogsphere was much smaller and cosy and everyone was a friend. Now you see professional writers with blogs and they say everything much better than I ever could and then I wonder why I even bother to write .
    And yet, does it stop me?

    1. says: rads

      haha Usha, I know you speak in jest πŸ™‚

      It’s ultimately whom you write for propels you to write. The goals can change with time and interest, but if one still does write for teh pleasure and joy of writing, then ours will be incomparable. πŸ™‚

  2. says: Laksh

    Couldn’t have said it better. πŸ™‚

    However when wanting to write about stuff that I don’t want to make public yet what do I do? πŸ™‚ I seem to be still in the ‘break’ mode.

  3. says: maxdavinci

    did someone be you to reveal your tricks of the trade or are you just dishing out advise for a charge?

    one should write coz they like to write or stumbled upon something worth writing. writing everyday only adds pages to the giant trashbin known as the internet!

  4. says: sraikh

    You know I wonder sometimes, I tend to reveal alot of whats going in my life in my blog. I blog to get rid of the mental stress of caring for 4 kids. Most times, I sit down and write and the words flow and I hit publish, not really caring that alot of my friends are reading this..

    But sometimes, I wonder, arent people(readers) sick of seeing my daily outfits?Do they really want to see more of my before and after weight loss pictures. Or really do they want to hear yet another snarky comment on “Are they all mine”

    PS: Another tip is compose bits on pieces on your phone. I have the G1 and type stuff throughtout the day on it.

    1. says: rads

      Your blog’s your log. At some point in time as it gathers more readers, the shift happens, but it isn’t hard to stick to yoru primary goal of why the log exists.

  5. says: sharanya

    Hey, i am one of ur invisible fans who read off the feed…but have to come above ground to say, good advice this πŸ™‚ I got inspired by ur October writing thing but gave up in 10 days 😐 hoping this wil get me blogging more often πŸ™‚

    1. says: rads

      sharanya, thanks for delurking! πŸ™‚

      what I’ve jotted down works for anytime, it just so happens that it can work for this kind of series too. Thatsall.

      You should write when you feel like it. Don’t force yourself, as I said this isn’t a do or die πŸ™‚

  6. says: Gradwolf

    Nature’s Law. Everything has a breaking point. I don’t think we should try too hard after that point. As long as the enthusiasm remains, it can go on. I am not a big fan of trying and posting everyday.

    1. says: rads

      You are right about breaking point.
      I doubt anyone is a fan of posting everyday, yet there are a few who can do it judiciously. It’s admirable. This was just October for me.

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