I’ve been reading and researching creating an online business and blog for several years now. Most of the experts will tell you that it’s very important to write a blog post every week. Posting on your site regularly helps to improve the credibility of your site and search engines like credibility. Search engines like when you have new content because you then come across as a site that is up to date and sharing current information.
Hidden Reasons to Write
Yet, while SEO is important, I believe that there is another hidden reason that you should write and post a blog post each week. It will help you better define your message, what you want to share and what’s important to you. I made the commitment at the beginning of this year to post every week. It took me a while to get into the habit of writing. Originally, I dreaded writing because I didn’t know what to write about. So, I made a list and listened to questions that my clients had. Soon, I had a rhythm and discovered that when I sat down to write, there was always something to share. I found that it was more fun to ask from my heart what I was to share with my clients and see what came to me. This morning I wasn’t sure what I was going to write about and after asking the question, I was soon reminded that this was the week to write about why you should write!
The most important thing I’ve learned is that I have a message to share. This is the hidden reason you need to write. You too, have a message to share. Your message and the way you share it will be different than everyone else’s. This was probably the hardest thing for me to learn. Being someone who learns and reads constantly, I have struggled to imagine that someone wants to read what I have to share. Yet, what I’ve discovered is that people do want to read what I have to share and they like the way that I communicate it.
What I’ve Learned
- I learned that I write better when I write early in the week. If I wait until later in the week, I am tired and don’t have the energy to write. I now start my week with writing on Monday morning. I’m rested from the weekend and I’m excited and have the energy to write.
- I learned that writing actually requires discipline. Writing became easier when I had that time scheduled and knew when I was going to write each week.
- I learned that my message matters. While my message might be similar to someone else’s, it is my own. In expressing my message, I learn more about who I am. This has been the most incredible gift of all!
Books for You!
In my year of writing, I have completed two books this year! My first published book is now available as a PDF download. Expand Your Light is the outcome of a book writing seminar earlier this year. I thought I was going to write a book on Productivity and Time, yet when I asked from my heart, the message I received was that I was to write about self-care for light workers. At first, I was confused and wondered how it would fit with my technology business. Then, I quickly realized that my focus is on helping heart–centered business owners and they are light workers and a book to help them expand their light would be perfect! It’s been an incredible process to write a published book and work with a publishing company. I’ve learned so much and I can’t wait to write my next book!
The other book that is also available for you is a Heart–Centered Website Guide. This book is focused on helping you understand all that you need to know about having and building a website. It even has a detailed checklist of all the things you should do!