Having a blog is one of the cornerstones of your business in this social media era. Through your articles you can connect with your audience, tell stories, share advice and solve problems. All of these great ideas are rolling around inside you head and you begin to write your post and you don’t like it. So you start over. You begin again and decide that you don’t like the structure and you start over again. Whether you start on paper or right on your computer, you won’t be telling your audience anything if you don’t finish the article. If this happens to you over and over again you are suffering from Blog Post Revision Madness Syndrome.
This syndrome can be brought on by one archetype or a combination of several:
The Perfectionist: In this case the article can never be perfect. Unless you have found every possible flaw and the stars are perfectly aligned you won’t publish the article. Even then there still may be something wrong with it. Hate to let you down, but it will never be perfect.
The Procrastinator: The easiest way to never get something done is to keep re-doing it. If you keep working on a project then it really never has to be done. You are making progress by doing it over, right? Wrong!
The Feather Ruffler: If you are writing from your heart about a hot topic it may be difficult to put it out and actually publish it. Maybe you are afraid of the backlash that may receive or the rejection from other people that dislike what you have to say. Be bold and just do it!
The Speaker: There are some people in this world that do not like to write and every time they do it aggravates them. If that is you, the answer doesn’t lie in your writing. Do more videos or audios than standard written posts. Play to your strengths. Saying that you don’t enjoy writing does not give you a free pass to never blog. Sorry.
The best advice I can give you if you relate to any of these is this:
Just do it. Don’t over think it. Don’t be afraid to shock the world. Don’t wait any longer to release your message.
If you are struggling and can’t seem to do it yourself, let someone else do it. Send your article to your virtual assistant and ask them to proofread it and upload it for you. Now, you know that it is going to go out and posted.
Did you fit into any of these archetypes that held you back from getting your blog posts done? Were you able to push the button after reading the article? Share your successes with me!
Heather Santo is proudly an A Real Change Certified Virtual Assistant with over 15 years of customer service experience via face-to face, telephone and internet. She also spent time in corporate America as a Human Resources Manager performing generalist duties and specializing in recruiting.
She now enjoys using her talents to serve her clients and help them to operate their businesses efficiently.
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