Everyone encounters fear at one point in their life, or another. But when it comes to writing, fear can hold you back from making a difference in someone’s life.
Writing gives us a chance to face our problems head on. That proverbial blank page, idea or desire to write, but not wanting to step into the unknown can be debilitating. There’s nothing wrong with fear. It’s neither good or bad. One thing for sure, we can harness it and succeed.
As a writer and blogger I have to be selective of the tools I use to conduct my business. With sermons, a podcast, this blog and books I need a tool that will help me get the job done. Yet, sometimes tools simply get in the way and out of control.
In today’s episode I want give you 5 reasons I have switched to using Evernote for all my blogging. I knew I needed an app that would change how I write. Basically, I just wanted to write my posts whenever and where ever. With Word it’s not easy. With DeskPM it’s impossible and Scrivener again, impossible.
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Writing is daunting to some and comes easily to others. But what separates the pros from the dabblers? In today’s podcast episode I talk about 3 habits I use to write nearly 100,000 words a year (in the episode I mentioned 50,000 as the high end. However, I miss-spoke it would be closer to the low end).
As a writer, it’s easy for me to say just sit down and write. Duh! It’s that simple. But is it? I’ve come across several writers who ask me; “How do you find the time to write as much as you do?” There is a science to it and I’ll show you how.
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If you’re running a church, ministry or business you should be blogging. A simple act that can have great benefit is something most leaders miss out on. But, if you want to take your ministry to the next level, you must blog weekly.
When I began blogging in 2009, I really didn’t know I was venturing into something few did. I know countless leaders who say they don’t blog because they either don’t understand the need, or say they don’t have the time. Yet, I found when I began to blog, I would get feedback from people saying, “Thank you for that, it’s just want I needed.”
Do you find blogging difficult, or worse, not knowing where to begin? Maybe you find traffic lingering and you need a boost. There are great blogs, good blogs and ones not worth talking about.
When I began this adventure of blogging on a regular basis, I really didn’t know what I was doing. There has been a lot of trial and error. I’ve seen success and failure. But, at the end of the day one thing remains, I keep pressing forward.
As a writer, it’s easy for me to say just sit down and write. Duh! It’s that simple. But is it? I’ve come across several writers who ask me; “How do you find the time to write as much as you do?” There is a science to it.
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I started writing in hight school. My desire was to become an author. I dreamed of writing that book. I wanted it so bad, I could almost taste it. Fast-forward ten years and my book was finally published.
A blinking cursor on a white screen. It can haunt the most seasoned writer. After two books, over 200 blog posts and nearly as many copy-writing ads–the dreaded writer’s block is something that has the tendency to hit hard.
Today, it’s easier for me to beat the block. But so many writers struggle with it. They dread the moment they can’t figure to what to write about. It doesn’t matter if you’re putting together a speech, a blog post, or writing your book–you will find yourself staring at the screen wondering what you should write.
I love change. It’s what keeps me moving forward, knowing that something better is on the horizon. This is the reason I’ve redesigned my blog. I know something great is coming.
Over the past couple years I’ve played with several designs, but the overall look was tried by thousands of other bloggers and it didn’t serve my vision as I had hoped. Also, my branding at J. B. Sisam has outgrown WordPress.com.
Have you ever found yourself connected to people on the blogs you read? As bloggers, we are in the relationship business. This is the power of blogging, we have the ability to impact someone’s life. But what does it take to be a great blogger. I’ve been asked by people what it takes to run a blog and I want to give you my advice – now some might disagree with me, and that’s okay.
When I began blogging in 2009, I really had no idea what I was doing. In-fact, my blog was mainly a devotional blog for the young adult ministry I led. As I began taking my blogging to the next level, I began noticing more and more success.
When I look through Amazon Kindle’s store, I realize there are a lot of books. The opposite is also true; when I look through a cemetery, I realize there are hundreds of unwritten books. Everyone has a story to tell. Everyone has a message to share.
When I first wrote my book, Divine Providence, I had no idea the blessing it would be. There was one father who emailed me and said, ”Thank you for writing this book. It has helped me be more intentional in my family.”