How can we find the confidence to publish regularly — when we’re not completely confident in our writing ability yet?
“Publish regularly!” is one of the frequent commandments of content success.
“Only publish high-quality content” is another frequent commandment of content success.
How do we reconcile them? How can we work up the confidence to click Publish when we aren’t “great writers” yet?
In this 20-minute episode, I talk about:
- Being kinder to ourselves when we’re beating ourselves up with creative perfectionism
- The three elements that will let you create worthwhile content, even if you aren’t “great” (yet)
- The kind of practice that leads to superior craftsmanship
- Deciding what you will … and won’t … sweat the details on.
The Show Notes
- Sign up here if you’d like details about our new “small but mighty” resource
- More about the Remarkable Writing Workshop
- Ira Glass’s quote on creative perfectionism and the gap between taste and ability level
- A Copyblogger post I wrote about caring about your content and your audience
- Larry Brooks’s classic Copyblogger post on the “Rule of 24” for better content
- Kelton Reid’s recent post on 5 Things Only Serious Writers Do
- Stefanie Flaxman’s post on editorial standards
- Feel free to say hi or ask a question over on LinkedIn @soniasimone — or I always enjoy hearing from you right here in the comments 🙂