It’s been just shy of 3 months since I decided to get serious about this writing thing. To be honest, when I started, I did not have a clear idea about what I was going to write about. I have several interests and knowledge on different topics and my writing could have headed into many possible directions. I did not want to waste time analysing or wallowing in indecision and so I started by writing about things I was interested in. 

I started talking about my journey and the lessons I have learnt along the way. I started to notice that the most honest and personal the content was the better the reaction with my audience. Initially, I was shocked to see this trend. Why would people be interested in my story and experience? Well, it turns out that there is plenty of instructional content with tricks and tips but what people want is perspective about how people just like them apply these tricks and tips. Personal stories and antidotes are a great way to do that.

The key to going the distance as a writer lies in finding the balance between what your readers want to read and what you want to write about. I feel like I am quickly finding that balance. I’m also finding my style of writing that is true to me. I flow better when I write about things I have struggled with and found solutions. That way the insights are authentic and I can weave in lots of personal stories and examples. Occasionally I will write about something I am really interested in but still trying to learn. In short, the criteria has been either deep interest or personal experiences.

This is only early days. I’m sure my writing style will evolve. For now, I am enjoying the journey. The initial goal for starting this  daily blog  was to put in the reps required to get better. In my  main blog  where I tend to publish long-form content, I have an elaborate research process and a publishing calendar but with this  daily blog , I tend to leave it all open and publish whatever excites me on the day.  

I guess things can only improve from here. I’m always open to ideas and suggestions. What don’t you hit me up on the comment section below?

I started talking about my journey and the lessons I have learnt along the way. I started to notice that the most honest and personal the content was the better the reaction with my audience. Initially, I was shocked to see this trend. Why would people be interested in my story and experience? Well, it turns out that there is plenty of instructional content with tricks and tips but what people want is perspective about how people just like them apply these tricks and tips. Personal stories and antidotes are a great way to do that.

The key to going the distance as a writer lies in finding the balance between what your readers want to read and what you want to write about. I feel like I am quickly finding that balance. I’m also finding my style of writing that is true to me. I flow better when I write about things I have struggled with and found solutions. That way the insights are authentic and I can weave in lots of personal stories and examples. Occasionally I will write about something I am really interested in but still trying to learn. In short, the criteria has been either deep interest or personal experiences.

This is only early days. I’m sure my writing style will evolve. For now, I am enjoying the journey. The initial goal for starting this  daily blog  was to put in the reps required to get better. In my  main blog  where I tend to publish long-form content, I have an elaborate research process and a publishing calendar but with this  daily blog , I tend to leave it all open and publish whatever excites me on the day.  

I guess things can only improve from here. I’m always open to ideas and suggestions. What don’t you hit me up on the comment section below?

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