Give your newer sisters and brothers-in-WordPress one piece of advice based on your experiences blogging.
The best advice I can think is one that I had to tell myself for a long time. It’s one that I sometimes still have a hard time accepting.
Don’t pressure yourself into writing just because you feel like you have to write.
With a blog, it can feel like you should have new posts all the time. Something fresh and clean that your readers are excited to read about. However, if you don’t have anything to write about, then your writing won’t feel authentic to you.
Don’t write because you feel pressured into it. Write when you have something to say. It doesn’t have to be perfect, it just has to be something that you deem important. If it’s important to you, it will feel important to your readers.
There are many times when I go a while without writing. And in that time, I feel like I should be writing all the time. And yet, I don’t have anything to write. I get writers block quite often and when that happens, my blog is filled with tons of drafts that never get published.
In fact, I’ve only published two posts in almost a month. And that’s okay. Or so I have to keep telling myself.
I found that the best thing I can do is find something that inspires me to write in any way possible. Even if it’s just two sentences or two words. And sometimes you just need a little…prompting. A little something to get your juices flowing.
But at the end of the day, don’t feel the pressure from others, your blog or yourself to write. When you have something to say, it will flow lovingly from your fingertips.
But until then, take the time to find your inspiration.