Srinivas Rao blogs about personal development at his blog The Skool of Life. I’ve appreciated his insights both on his website and the myriad sites where he has guest blogged. Recently Srini was kind enough to post a short article here at Unready and Willing. I hope you enjoy it.
Persuasiveness, goal setting and accomplishment have always been of strong interest to me as a blogger. I rarely have any trouble coming up with ideas for blog posts and I can usually just sit down and hammer out posts with minimal effort.
Today after I came back from my afternoon surf, I was thinking about what I was going to write about and nothing came to me. I really had no idea what to write about. So, then I decided to write a post about having no idea what to write about. If you sit down at the computer and find that nothing is coming to you, then don’t write. It’s really that simple. Let’s face it: one of the things that we actually do produce through force is human excrement (i.e. crap). I know that is a really disgusting example, but the perfect analogy to showcase why force is not a useful strategy in writing.
If you are forcing your writing, it’s likely that what you are going to produce is going be crap in comparison to things you write when you are inspired. So, don’t force it. Look for inspiration and you’ll probably find it.
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