Where Has My Writing Passion Gone? I’m tired, not the I need an early night tired, but that bone tired. I ache all over and I have no energy left. My writing this week has suffered. I managed to publish two pieces last week. A new low for me. There was no joy in writing and no enthusiasm to try. Then I read this article from Tom Kuegler about his lack of interest in making Facebook videos.
We are programmed to react to negativity, not positivity. When you visit my local chemist you have to park on the pavement. There is a proud sign in the window that states only customers can park outside the door. Yes, it is a pavement, but it is so large it accommodates cars and pedestrians. Whilst waiting outside, I saw a lady pushing a double buggy towards the cars. The buggy was empty, I have no idea why. She struggled to get the buggy past two of the cars. Having struggled with a pram, I got out and asked if she would like a hand.
Re-evaluating goals is important to all professionals. As some of you may have noticed, I have been missing for a few days. The reason was simple I was knackered. We have had a couple of hectic days and I wanted to chill on the sofa with a good book, rather than write. All writers need to chill and attend to their own needs sometimes. It is good to recharge your batteries. Over time I realised my goals have changed.
How do you write a single sentence a reader remembers for the rest of their life? If you are like me, you see a line hi-lighted on your post and smile, someone has liked something you have written. Many who have been following me will know that I have a recent obsession with the First … Continue reading Fifteen Literary Quotes That Live With You For Life
Make the time to show a writer some love. Interaction with writers is such an important part of growing a following on Medium. There are several ways to support your fellow writers on Medium. I am good at all of them except one. Commenting on people’s posts. I get so engrossed in the excellent content from all of you, I want to read more and more. So eager am I to click on the next story, I don’t comment half as much as I should. So first let me say, I’m sorry. Fellow writers your work is amazing I should comment more. For those new, to Medium there are so many ways you can show a writer love.
How to tag writers, appropriately. Tagging other writers in posts is an important way to help build your writing community. However, overusing it can be as negative for your engagement as positive. Tagging another writer will mean they will be notified of your post. Many will then interact and read your post, a good way to increase views. How to tag For those of you who don’t know, tagging writers is easy on Medium. As you type put the @ sign and then type the writer’s name. You can then click on the name, as it appears in the drop-down menu.
The advice to ignore and the advice to follow. I have read all the articles on tips and tricks to increase your followers. None of them has worked. I now ignore them completely. I have already broken one of the golden rules. So how do you improve your writing experience and gain followers? Break the Rules