Four Actions To Get Your Writing Going In 2012

Four Actions To Get Better WritingHere we are at the beginning of 2012 already, can you believe it?

Time passes us by so quickly and there is not much we can do about it, except for one thing, use it wisely.  In other words, we can either take advantage of time or we can waste it.  Either way, it’s totally in or power.

Of course, we need some time to sleep, eat, clean up the house, take to kids to school and for many of you, even in the Internet marketing world, go to a full time job.  After all that, however, we need to write our best articles and blog posts for our dear readers.  Tough life, huh?

For this beginning of the year blog post, I wanted to give you four inspiring actions to help your writing going in 2012, regardless of how busy you may be and how hard you may say it is for you to write.

 Give Yourself 30 Minutes Per Day

It doesn’t matter how much time you need to give to other things and people in your life, after all your time on this earth is also yours to take.  It is actually, really ONLY yours.  No matter what your situation may be at this time in your life, you need to take 30 minutes a day for yourself.

This means 30 minutes of undisturbed time that you will use to either, read, reflect, learn or meditate.

What does all this has to do with writing you may ask?


If you don’t take some time everyday to do at least one of the four actions mentioned above, you won’t be able to write.  It’s as simple as that!

When I have people telling me they can’t write and I ask them the questions, do you read about your niche or even other subjects?  Do you reflect on what you’ve read, hear, etc? Are you trying to learn more about your niche and your business? Or do you meditate?  Usually their answer to those questions is no, or very little.

This is why you are saying you can’t write.  If I did nothing, I wouldn’t be able to write either.

In order to be able to write pretty much constantly, on a weekly basis, you are going to need to follow a pattern of actions that will keep your writing going for this new  year 2012.

These are the actions that I personally take in order to be able to write each and every day for my own blogs and for other peoples’ as well.

What do I do exactly?

I Take the Four Following Actions

1-      I read a lot of different blogs and articles online

2-      I spend some time reflecting on what I have read, thinking of ways I could use the information to inspire me to write my own stuff.

3-      I am constantly trying to learn about my online business.  What my online buddies and competitors are doing, what seems to be working for them, what lessons they have learned, etc… Then, I write about it.

4-      Meditation seems to belong to a totally different niche, but guess what? It doesn’t.  I meditate for my own growth and for my writing and markeeting growth as well.  Meditation works, and you don’t have to be an expert at it by the way, for meditation to work for you.

Take a Breather

If your mind and body are so busy all the time, running around like a chicken without its head with never any time for yourself to either learn, meditate or even read to learn and get more educated in your business it will be very difficult for you to generate ideas to write about.

If you have any doubt about it, let me tell you that people who write a lot of blog posts and articles on a constant basis have to be doing quite a bit of reading and learning themselves.

Every individual may have their own methods to be able to get inspired to write, but one thing is sure, they all do something.  There is no way that anyone would be able to deliver valuable pieces of information, that people are looking forward to read, who wouldn’t have to do some initial work to make that happen.  It just  wouldn’t be possible, unless you are an encyclopedia and never needs to be inspired.

Get Set For 2012!

This is a new year and it is a good time to start on the right foot by becoming a doer instead of a wisher.

I am not going to lie to you, it takes work.  If you have been told otherwise, you were lied to.  But, if you are willing to do your part and put your content out there, you will be paid back a hundredfold. It’s up to you, it’s your writing.  Be proud of it!


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11 thoughts on “Four Actions To Get Your Writing Going In 2012”

  1. Great post Sylviane. I admit, I don’t take enough time out in the day and I know you should. When I do, however, I always seem to get a lot more work done.

    I think the time of day you choose to relax makes a big difference. For some reason, I always write better in the morning. I find my mind has been doing over time with lots of different ideas and I just need to get them down on paper/screen.

    After a long day’s work I find it hard to get any solid work done. I’ll have to try meditating in the evening and see if that works.
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    1. Hi Des, nice to see you here again 🙂 I am like you, mornings my mind works much better. In the evening I am not very productive either. If you can get in a routine of meditation that really helps with focus, ideas and inspiration… all that good stuff.

  2. Excellent tips Sylviane!

    How can people share with others about their niche if they haven’t learned about it? I’ve always found that rather surprising myself.

    I walk for 30 minutes everyday so that’s my alone time. Well, I do take my dog Kayla with me so I’m not always alone. But I have things pouring at me for ideas for blog posts during that time so I take my iPod Touch with me and I installed an app that will let me dictate my ideas so they aren’t lost. Pretty neat huh?

    I also work in increments of 50 minutes. I focus on just one project during that time and don’t go back and forth checking emails, chatting on social media sites, nothing. After that 50 minutes is up I take a 10 minute break and get away from my computer. I usually get more water, step outside and get some fresh air or take that much needed restroom break. You’ll find that you can get a lot more accomplished when you are focused on just one project at a time.

    I also begin each day mediating and thanking God for everything he has blessed me with. I will continue to remain focused as this year continues to creep by and I know your tips will really be very beneficial for others.

    Thanks Sylviane…

    P.S. FYI – I’ve been meaning to tell you that you don’t have your Twitter ID set up on your Twitter icon so you might want to do that so you’ll be notified when people share your stuff. Plus, a lot of people won’t tweet your post if that’s not already in place. Just a heads up.
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    1. Hey Adrienne.

      About Twitter, you mean on the side bar? That’s weird, I land on my twitter page when I click on it. Or am I not understanding what you mean? Grrrrrrrrrr I hate tech stuff 🙂

      I can see that you are doing every thing right, Adrienne. Walking is totally divine when it come to give you ideas to write about. I’ve been telling people that for years now. I do the same thing, I take long walks and tons of ideas are popping up in my head 🙂

      I’m glad you mentioned all that on your comment, because that is what I tell people when they ask me. I tell them anyone who has to write a lot has got to do something, no one can write doing nothing and expecting things to happen. You are a proof of that, Adrienne. Thanks again for your support.

  3. Hey Sylviane, I have recently turned into a reading nut! It’s 05:23 now and I have been reading since 23:50. I just started and couldn’t really stop. I have read 15 blog posts and also Danny Iny’s Engagement From Scratch eBook. Also found some amazing sources of info and some top people there too. Made a few blog comments as well. My Evernote blog ideas page has been exhausted!

    I’m a little different to Adrienne when I work, it all or nothing. When I write I don’t stop if I’m in the zone, I even forget to eat. Last week my wife came home and found me working in the dark with just the light of the screen and illuminated keyboard. I just get so focused sometimes.

    Great tips Sylviane thanks.

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    1. I Dan,

      Wow, you are focus, to say the least. For sure, you don’t have any problem with distraction. This is something I had to work on a lot. I’m ashamed to say that I can get distracted easily, but I for sure work on it a lot and got much better.

      There is no substitute to reading. As bloggers that’s how we learn and grow. Thanks for passing by and great success to you this year!

  4. Hey Sylviane once again great post. I myself sometimes feel tired and not able to write a post. But that time, I listen to music and I browse different blogs related to online marketing. By reading those blogs, I get inspired and it gives me a great idea too, how to write a content in an effective manner. So instead of wasting time on non productive things on internet it is better to devote time in learning something new related to blogging which will going to help us a lot for our online business.

    1. Hi Manish,

      Yes, reading other posts is also inspiring for writing, it happens to me all the time. I agree spending time learning stuff for our own online business is really a great thing to do.

    1. Yes, Nicholle it’s very important, indeed! Can make a huge difference in your results.

  5. What a helpful and good post! I wonder how writers hand it in just half an hour. I tried this but it took for 2 hours.
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