Wouldn’t it be great if you always felt ready to share your writing with the world?
Jeff Goins says in his book You are a Writer: you need to practice in public.
Doctors and lawyers call their work practice. We refer to work processes as practices. When someone is successful, we want to know his best practices.Every writer should practice in public if she wants to build a following. Click To Tweet
Today I helped a young lady get ready for a big job interview. If she gets the job, her biggest dream will come true. I asked her the tough questions. We talked about the answers. I gave her a few crucial things to remember. With this practice, she’ll be ready to face her interviewer.
When you’re preparing for something, you’ll wonder if you could have done more. Probably. Do what you can with the time you’ve got. Then face the challenge.
Let’s look at some awesome reasons why you should share that blog post.
You Know Enough Already
Fred Smith, Sr. says executives know more than they use at work.
You don’t have to know everything. You can’t. You just need to know enough to write the post. When you’ve done that, go ahead and publish.
Some May Not Like What You Write
Do you know what’s great about this? If someone gets mad, that means they took the time to read your work. Bravo!
Be glad you wrote well enough for someone to pay attention.
And don’t back down if you believe what you wrote.
That Controversial Comment Might Be Helpful
Steve Brown says, “If you wonder whether you ought to say something, you probably should.”
It’s okay to be edgy. Ask yourself,
- Will this help someone?
- Will this ease someone’s pain?
- Is this what other people are thinking already and are too afraid to say?
Be daring, and someone will say, “I feel that way, too!”
Your Grammar, Punctuation, or Spelling Mistake Won’t Be Noticed
Most people skim online. Almost no one reads word for word. So long as every sentence isn’t littered with mistakes, you’ll be fine.
Edit as well as you can. Then let it go.If you wonder whether you ought to say something, you probably should. - Steve Brown Click To Tweet
You Might Forget Something – and It Won’t Matter
You finish your final edit and remember that fantastic story you didn’t tell. If your post already 500 words, it’s long enough. So long as it’s clear, practical, and easy to understand, share it.
You Don’t Have to Cover Everything in One Post
A blog post isn’t an encyclopedia article. One main idea is plenty. Spend the bulk of your time supporting your idea – with stories, examples, and facts.
When you have another idea, write another post. When you write more, you’ll get more visits to your site.
It’ll Never Be Perfect, but It Will Be Good Enough
I’m not saying you should write casually. I’m sure you’ll give it your all. The biggest temptation any writer faces is to edit his work into oblivion.
Set a timer for an hour. Give your work a thorough examination. If you must, edit one more time. Then stop. Share. Write again.
You Might Share at the Wrong Time, But It’s Better Than Not Sharing
You can find data about when to share your work on social media. Do it if you can. If you can’t, share anyway. If you write to solve a problem, someone will notice.Your writing will never be perfect, but it can be good enough Click To Tweet
That’s 8 reasons to share your work. There’s a million more. I stopped here because while 8 isn’t perfect, it’s good enough.
Happy writing, my friend.
Now go and share something. You can start by sharing this post.
I’d love to hear what happens you share more of your work. Tell your story in the comments!