Write what you love and money will follow. As writers, we can be tempted to believe that myth. It simply isn’t true. Along with writing what we love comes a lot of hard work.
“13 Ways to Look Sexier.” “47 Celebrities Who Have Killed People.” “8 Secrets to a Happier Marriage.” If you’ve ever scanned a celebrity website, read a marketing blog, or browsed your local grocery store magazine rack, you’ve noticed that media outlets love numbered lists.
To succeed in life, people normally ask “what’s in it for me.” But the most successful people I know aren’t takers — they’re givers. And when I tried to follow their lead, I discovered an amazing trick:
Stop keeping score.
There is a place on your website that you’re probably neglecting. It’s the same place where new visitors flock to everyday to see if what you have to say is worth listening to.
I waited way too long to start blogging. And that just might be one of the biggest regrets of my life.
I often tell my sister Marissa who to my amazement has been able to maintain a regular blogging discipline while going to college, that she is way ahead of where I was 10 years ago.