Been an eye opening week. I’ve been researching writing, like usual. I signed up for a newsletter. The freebie for it was a guide on how to write better headlines. The information contained in it was what you’d expect. 10 Way to do writer better headlines.
I’m sure if you’re like me you’ve seen these headlines recommended as what you should use. But my eyes were opened in these 2 sentences.
One of the worst ways you can torture yourself as a writer is to believe everything you do has to be original. Yes, it’s possible, but your work rate will be lousy, and the continuous pressure will give you a nervous breakdown.
The last sentence hit home.
I’ve been struggling with content for months. My ego wouldn’t let me see what’s right in front of me. “Use the work others have done for you. This is what will level you up.”
I have confidence in myself. I believe I can figure out anything. Figuring things out, for me, comes from many hours of research and thinking. I have the research but I’ve been over thinking all of it. I wouldn’t let myself copy the templates the “big guys” said works.
It seems too easy. You know because good things never come from shortcuts. Shortcut work for online writing. Don’t be afraid to use the shortcuts. Otherwise you’re wasting your time like I have been.
Holla at cha next week,