I’ll be honest, I did not do this 10 day workshop as it requests, but it still was challenge I found to be very successful for me personally. I was traveling for work and away from my computer a lot of that time which made it difficult to write each day, but I managed to get all of them done eventually.
I think the simple action of going through these 10 days can benefit just about anyone, even experienced writers such as myself.
I would like to recap the 10 days and then shortly discuss how they all helped me find focus, clarity and discover a better plan for me as a writer/blogger. Before I go through the list, I would also like to add that the Desk Community, where this workshop is hosted, is extremely supportive and constructive. The conversations are enlightening and motivating. Just what any writer needs.
- Day #1 : Commitment
- Day #2 : Why
- Day #3 : Environment
- Day #4 : Rest
- Day #5 : Patterns
- Day #6 : About Page
- Day #7 : Analytics
- Day #8 : Goals
- Day #9 : Open Day
- Day #10 : Reflect
The workshop begins with a commitment to daily writing. While I did not publish each day in a row, I already have a good habit of writing each day. Whether I write for 5 minutes or 50, I am a daily writer. The best way to become a daily writer is by simply doing it each day. It’s that simple, but it can be tough.
With the workshop having you write for ten days straight, it gives you a great runway towards successfully becoming a daily writer.
Most of the days are very analytical of yourself, your blog and what your goals are. It starts with discovering what or where your optimal writing evironment is. Where are you most productive? What do you need to enhance that experience? What do your readers seem to like the most? Where are they spending the most time on your blog? Does your about page reflect the content of your blog well?
After you analyze many variables and have valuable information, you can then decide on goals for your writing and your blog. Is it a number of posts you want to reach? Is it revenue? Is it traffic? Perhaps you want to build up your subscribers or your community? Maybe you want to focus only on one topic for the entire year? This part of the worskhop was very relevant to me because I have never had a precise focus on my personal blog. It really was a gut check.
For once I have developed a real plan. Enough for me to buy a new domain and start a very specific blog. It will be announced soon. It’s going to be tough, but I can’t wait.
If you are looking to create a good daily writing ritual and find focus with your blog, this workshop is for you. I’ve written over 1000 blog posts in the past 3 years and I can honestly say that this workshop was a nice kick in my swedish ass.