Wednesday, February 20, 2008

Giving Yourself the Right to Write

"But I've only been on the Internet 3 months! How can Iwrite an article?" That was my reaction back in 1999 when Ibegan my online career and heard that writing articles wasthe key to bringing targeted visitors to my website.

But I went ahead anyway and wrote my first article. I soondiscovered that writing articles is the quickest way tobuild your reputation as an expert in the world of onlinemarketing.

So don't wait for someone else's permission - start writingarticles and grab your space in the limelight.

Here are some other mental blocks and how to deal withthem:
  1. "I don't where to start". Start anywhere - it doesn't matter where. Putting words on paper is like planting a seed in your subconscious. Your mind will go to work on it while you're busy doing other things: while you're driving,while you're sleeping, while you're doing the dishes.Suddenly, out of nowhere, will come the next idea. That's the power of the subconscious and the power of putting words on paper.

  2. "I don't know how to finish". Again, it doesn't matter.Just write and the conclusion will come to you of it's own accord.

  3. "It's just an idea". This is another mental trap - the fear of turning ideas into reality. Look around you and realize that every skyscraper, every ocean-going liner, and every symphony was once "just an idea".

  4. "I'll do it tomorrow". Tomorrow never arrives. Give yourself a deadline. Imagine that your article must be finished within the next 12 hours - you'll be surprised how much you get done!

  5. "My article will be a flop". This is a big one - fear of failure. It's much safer to never try. But remember,with every article you write you are one step closer to developing your own unique style, your "voice". In that sense, you can never fail.

  6. "I can't get it right". Some times you simply can't find the right words. Turn off your inner critic and just write. When you have something down on paper, you have something to work with. But you can't work with something that remains an idea in your head.

  7. "I can't sort out my ideas". The easiest way toorganize your article ideas is to use a technique thatmirrors the way the mind works. This technique is calledMind Mapping. We are taught in school to use lists toorganize our ideas. But lists are linear and the minddoesn't think in a linear fashion. You can find out moreabout Mind Mapping at: http://www.mind-map.com/
Michael Southon has been writing for the Internet for over 3 years. He has shown hundreds of webmasters how to use this simple technique to build a successful online business. Click
here to find out more: http://ezine-writer.com/

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