You’re sitting down ready to start writing a new post for your blog.
You’ve written hundreds already, and yet you hesitate.
You borrowed so many voices and styles writing for clients and guest posting. And now, you feel self-conscious about your own voice and style.
Are there still new ideas left uncovered? Or can you, at least, create something sticky from a topic that’s been covered oftentimes, by giving it your own spin?
This is another piece than what I normally post on this blog.
It was prompted by the below beautiful infographic (courtesy of Mindvalley Academy) about the power of gratitude and the science behind it.
It reminded me that, in 45 years on this planet, I only started practicing gratitude in the past year or so.
Thank you, Oprah, for opening my eyes!
A couple of months ago I came across a rather unsettling series of predictions about content marketing, published in January 2013 by Doug Kessler, Co-founder and Creative Director of Velocity Partners, a small London-based B2B marketing agency.
That rant was an eye-opener as much as it was a kick in the ass.
10 months and lots of more content later, Kessler’s slideshow continues to make marketers and content creators squirm in their seats. Here’s why.
Titled “Crap, Why the biggest threat to content marketing is content marketing,“ it looks at how important it is to create quality content, and how to rise above the noise.
Do you often ask yourself what would do the trick for you to start that project you’ve been putting on hold for so long?
What makes you procrastinate?
Is it something that seems too daunting to accomplish?
In my experience, knowing that I have to accomplish a big task ahead (like writing an ebook or 30 guest posts in three months – ugh!) makes me anything but productive.
The more I try to force myself into finishing it, the less I succeed. Read More