By Eren Mckay
Filed under Miscellaneous
I have a friend who always says to me ‘I hate writing blog posts!’. Every time I hear him say that, I cringe. I know he’s being sincere. But he sincerely has the wrong thinking pattern and doesn’t realize that he has a form of writer’s block.
And he’s not alone. I have met many wonderful people that have gotten stumped in reaching their online goals because they really can’t stand writing.
They’ve read lots of internet marketing courses out there, listened to hundreds of online teleseminars, studied some SEO, hired a designer to make an awesome looking blog, however, they still haven’t achieved what they wanted to do in the first place. Their biggest hindrance is their utter dislike for writing blog posts.
What Does Writing Require from You?
People encounter problems with writing posts but they can’t quite pinpoint the root of their issues. One day they might try out a method and it worked like magic that day.
Then a few days later, they try the same method and it doesn’t help at all. There are so many different factors that influence a piece of writing. The reason for this is that there are a myriad of things that affect the writer.
In order to produce a publishable piece of content ( a really great blog post), you will need to go through several steps that will require you to use both the right and the left hemispheres of your brain. You will also need to be able to switch from one side of your brain to the other side. Some people have their left side well developed, but the right side, not so much. Other people are just the opposite. Then there are those that have both sides developed, however they have a hard time switching from one side to the other.
Your Creative Right Brain
The right hemisphere of the brain is where the creativity, the imagination and the inspiration thrive. Painters, dancers, sculptors, and musicians tap into this side to produce their marvelous works of art. All sorts of professionals need the creative right brain in order to grow, not just artists.
The right hemisphere is where genius ideas are born. Ideas that can change the world. Ideas that can solve so many issues that people have. And it’s when you are operating in your right hemisphere that you will find fantastic things to write about.
This phase is the moment that you get that inner fire going through researching, dreaming, drawing, doodling, or even looking at beautiful images related to what you will write. After you’ve gotten inspired, you have a whole slew of ideas scribbled somewhere or in a file on your hard drive.
If you’re too stuck in your right brain, you probably have a large amount of drafts… Maybe even 10 or 20 times the amount of published content.
It’s okay to have a well developed right brain. But you need to understand this and now focus on working more with your left brain.
And Now the Left Brain Kicks In
The thing is, if these ideas are not presented in a logical, sequential manner, people simply won’t understand them. This is where the left side of your brain should kick in and continue the writing process. The left hemisphere is where organization, categorization, and language are all processed. Without this structure, people will get confused and lost.
Great ideas have to be brought to life through words. Words that transform. Words that make sense to others. The left brain is responsible for organizing these words in order to transmit ideas to other people. After all, the remarkable thing about writing is the ability to enlighten other people’s lives.
Writing is Connecting To the Rest Of The World
If people repeat phrases such as ‘I hate writing’, in essence they’re saying that they hate communicating what’s important to them to others. Is that really true? A much more positive way to say it would be ‘I haven’t produced content yet because I still need to overcome certain obstacles in my writing journey.’
That way, they can be honest without emotionally blocking themselves to new possibilities. Wording things differently opens up our vision and consequently improves the communication process.
Decide to Be a
Every writer has encountered hindrances, but deciding to deal with them is what makes a person a real warrior at heart. If you’ve encountered really big rocks sitting smack in the middle of your writing pathway, you’ve certainly experienced the feeling of overwhelm.
I want you to know that you’re not alone in your quest to overcome obstacles. If you want to succeed in writing, don’t focus on the negative effects of those obstacles. Instead, see them as challenges. Look at them as puzzles that you need to solve. Get intrigued by them. Believe that you already have the solution to remove the rocks from your path. You’re a puzzle solver. This seemingly small shift in your perspective can make a huge difference in moving forward.
Kick Off Your Writing by Looking Inward
So what do you start working on if you’re writing is stuck? Well… it’s good to understand that writing is a holistic experience. Your mind is affected by your physical, emotional and spiritual well being.
If something is ‘out of kilter’ in any area, it will completely influence your writing process.
In our journey to finding inner peace, spiritual blocks can prevent us from seeing solutions that are right in front of our eyes. This is why when I am helping someone move forward in their writing, I always recommend that they think of personal development as a part of the solution.
I know this because for a long time, I had trouble forgiving people that had deeply hurt me. This may not seem like a ‘writing problem’ but the truth is that the negative energy from the unforgiveness in my heart hindered me from solving many writing issues that I had. The moment I forgave and opened up my heart, many things began to change. My mind shifted and my writing started to flow. New relationships started to bloom. Solutions were falling out of the sky. It was like that one spiritual decision to forgive opened up a floodgate of blessings in my writing. It was amazing.
What About You?
Have you looked inside of yourself? By doing this, you’ll unveil things that you didn’t know before. Do you feel anger towards anyone? Anger is a sign of unforgiveness. If so, this kind of energy will hinder your emotions and influence your writing. Decide to let go of past hurts. You will experience healing by releasing your emotions.
Forgive everyone. You feel such calm. Keep your heart pure. This will create the space to allow you to tap into the infinite river of God’s love. When you are united to His love, it will overflow and inspire you. The writing will just pour out of you and you will develop friendships and touch other people’s lives.
In The End…
In the end, you will achieve your goal of producing many articles or pages (if you’re working on a book). But even better than that, you’ll become a better YOU. The Love will flow from you to the world. Your learning process will touch lives.
Your ideas will connect you deeply to other souls. You will make new friends and have new experiences.
So now you can just light some candles, play calm music in the background, tap into your most beautiful core self and start writing.
Sending you lots of hearts filled with shiny glitter stars that emanate peace…..
P.S. I’d love to hear how your writing journey has been and what has helped you the most. Please share by scrolling down to the comment section below 😉 If you’d like to sign up for my newsletter you may do so on this page.
P.P.S. Also, here’s one of the many songs that I listen to in the background when I write. I think you’ll love it.
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