Each Tuesday I share a list of 10 somethings.
Ideas. Improvements. People. Problems. Objects. Observations.
Inspired by James Altucher in "Skip The Line", The Tuesday Ten has one simple goal - to build my 'idea muscle'.
If you write 3,650 ideas a year, maybe a hundred are useful in some way. Maybe a few are good enough to make money. Maybe one is great.
- James Altucher
1. Unique ideas are incredibly rare
- A great topic that hasn't been written about already will rarely ever happen.
2. Give drafts room to breathe
- Leave enough time to revisit and enhance drafts or edits
3. Consistency doesn’t mean more effort
- A few high-quality pieces have a greater impact than a consistent frequency of below-average posts.
4. Inspiration comes in waves
- Great ideas will come all at once, followed by days of nothing. Capitalise on the inspiration when it strikes.
5. Read more to write better
- Since blogging, I haven't read much at all, which has slowed down my idea generation and enthusiasm for the written word.
6. Where you write matters
- Having a dedicated place for your blog is fantastic, but microblogging social media platforms may be a better place to publish certain things.
7. Experience, expertise and observations make for the most authentic posts
- Write from a place of interest, curiosity and passion.
8. To be successful requires more than just the act of writing
- Writing is just half of the equation - finding inspiration and marketing your work also needs to be considered.
9. Use imagery and graphic to bolster points
- Make topics or ideas more potent and pair them with visuals.
10. Anyone can write at least 300 words per day
- I think this is a basic target anyone can do if they want to start writing.