If you’ve been writing for any length of time, you know how hard it is to create remarkable pieces of content that resonate with your audience and gets spread all around the web.
It doesn’t happen every time.
Not to me at least. Maybe you’re different…
Maybe you can create content, whether it’s written, audio or video, that captures your audience’s attention and inspires them to take action every time you press publish.
But I doubt it. That level of creation is not sustainable. Your mind needs rest- and that’s OK. It’s normal, we’re all human.. but what if I told you that there was a way for you to tap into that creativity that we all have inside?
You see, this content creation thing is an art, which makes us all artists – and artists have been struggling with these same frustrations for a long time. It’s nothing new.
Today, I want to share with you what I do on a day to day basis, that helps me tap into the creativity that I need to write (what I believe to be) great content. This is the content that gets me more traffic, more leads, and has helped me grow the size of my audience significantly in the last 60 days.
Before you dismiss this as the typical advice that you’ve heard before, answer me this – are you actually doing it?
Forget about technology for a second. Forget about wordpress and aweber. Forget about your pinterest and twitter followers. Forget about your traffic stats and subscriber count.
Are you sitting down every day and creating something out of nothing. This is tough.
Not because you can’t find the time, or because you’re so busy that you just can’t fit it into your schedule – it’s tough because creating VALUE out of thin air takes a tremendous amount of effort and mental work.
We are ARTISTS and if you want to start creating great work that takes your blog and business to the next level, you must begin to think like one.
Experience Ain’t Free
Oscar Wilde once said, “Experience is one thing you can’t get for nothing.”
That’s right… it ain’t free, but it’s the best teacher you’ll ever have. You won’t pay cold hard cash for it and it doesn’t accept credit cards.
Experience is the only thing that’s standing between you and whole bunch of people who love you and visit your blog.
But you’ll have to pay your dues. You will get frustrated. You will want to quit, but if you don’t you will see the benefits of all your hard work.
Content Creation Is an Art You Must Learn & Master
You won’t get great at writing overnight. Anyone who promises you that is full of ‘you-know-what’ (let’s keep it g-rated here). The only way to get better is to start – Just START!
Joyce Cary said it perfectly, “What I say to an artist is, ‘When you can’t paint – paint.’”
The point is that it doesn’t get any easier, you just get a whole lot better at it. And there is a time where it’s much more important to focus on quantity than quality, and that’s in the beginning.
The more you work on your craft, the better you get at doing it. That’s how it works, don’t ask me why or how, but it does.
It’s All About Content Creation – Nothing Else!
Without content it doesn’t matter how many twitter followers you have. Without great content it doesn’t matter who you know or what product you’re selling.
Without great content your audience would be your mom and maybe a your best-friend. Without content you don’t exist in this digital world.
The web is made up of words and the best way to get to where you want to be is to start today, create daily and let experience be your teacher. Even if your piece of art never makes it on your blog, or a video or your podcast, you will be much closer to mastering the art that matters.
E.L. Doctorow once said, “Writing a novel is like driving a car at night. You can see only as far as your headlights, but you can make the whole trip that way.”
You might want your site to be considered the ultimate resource on your topic. Who wouldn’t like that? I know I would… but how do you get there?
According to Doctorow, creating art one word at a time.
Please share if you liked my art today…