#Reverb10 Day 2: Twitter Bird On My Shoulder
December 2 Writing.
What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
I think this question can be interpreted a few different ways. I’ll respond by acknowledging what holds me back from my writing.
Twitter has helped me discovered many smart people who’ve inspired me to start my own blog. Admittedly, I haven ‘t posted as I often as I should. As I type this, there are four unpublished drafts sitting in wordpress account. What keeps me from hitting the publish button?
I’m guilty of using Twitter, and other social media sites, to procrastinate when I should be finishing a post. This action alone isn’t what I’d eliminate. I use Twitter to find others’ blog posts for ideas and inspiration. Unfortunately, I start comparing myself against other bloggers, which sometimes makes me apprehensive about publishing my own writing.
Clearing the Hurdle
Matt Chevy recommends letting go of your inhibitions and start shooting from the hip. Stop obsessing over every sentence, and just write your raw, unedited thoughts. Eventually, the words will start to flow, and you’ll get more comfortable with the process.
Bloggers and writers, how would you respond to today’s Reverb prompt?
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