What’s difficult about writing is… to start writing
I have always enjoyed writing. I launched this newsletter promising a newsletter every week and it’s really been every two weeks in average.
I am trying to understand why I actually don’t write as often as I should.
The pressure of quality.
When I started writing this newsletter I had no subscribers then it started growing. I would write free of much pressure. Now it’s about 13,000 reading it. When I write I think too much about how many people read it and I get a significant pressure. I have decided to not care about this again and write more often.
I forget about it.
It’s really easy to be caught on something else like… building a startup. I have to take the time. I have to think about it. It’s not so natural.
I have nothing to say.
This is rare. I honestly very rarely have nothing to say. It’s more that I have too much to say but not enough smart things to say. Or not enough things I think are smart enough to be worth an intrusion in your inbox.
I don’t write down a simple idea to share.
I get ideas all day long and often think “this could be a newsletter”. Then I lose them. I am trying to write immediately the idea each time it comes so I can come back to it.
I don’t feel like writing.
That’s often. I could be paragliding instead, for example. I don’t know why my brain makes it feel so difficult sometimes. Then I see what Seth Godin does. He writes a few lines every day on his blog that turns into a newsletter. A very inspiring idea can be expressed in just a few lines.
Here is a tip to write more.
I have been doing morning pages regularly for a few years. The way I write them is a direct flow of ideas coming to my mind. I write them without any criteria of quality, they just get recorded as they show up. It’s a great exercise and often gives me ideas to write about later. I would say it’s the best way to find a good idea to write about. Just write whatever comes to your mind then read it again, there is likely an idea “worth sharing” in it.
What do you think I should write about? Hit reply and tell me.
I will write about it in the next newsletters.
Why not start writing more yourself too?