There are good habits and bad habits. What differs from each other?
It varies greatly according to the profession. But specifically for bloggers and writers, there are some highly recommended behaviors to every day be productive.
It is said that good habits put you on the right tracks patiently while the bad habits play with speed to the way of anything.
And it is with good habits that you save the bad days. Loading these behaviors into your everyday life, you automatically is prepared to perform all their tasks without feeling lost or a feeling that “everything is going wrong today.”
In this post, we listed 14 highly recommended habits for every blogger, copywriter, ghostwriter, freelance or any professional producer of content.
The first habit is practically all articles on productivity: write a lot.
Only develops writing who writes frequently.
Just like any other task, it is an activity that is developed over time.
If your role is to write, you need to develop until it seems as natural as is his breath.
Also read the post how to lose the fear of writing and producing content.
So, put the ideas that are in your mind in the text editor and worry in making corrections and improvements when the time of publication, which by the way is the second habit you need to have and get acquainted.
The secret to a good text is in editing. Nothing comes out perfect without being revised.
Edit ruthlessly. That way you can write faster and with fewer worries, leaving terse text later. After all, you need to edit it anyway.
There are writers who spend 80% of time editing what was written. So, be aware that this function will have to exist. And you’ll have to play.
Before writing this article, for example, what I did was play all the ideas in the text editor. This made it much easier, because I could capture almost all with all reasoning I had during the production of the post, and only after drafted bothered to correct errors and improve sentences.
To build a fresh hearing, or keep it, you need to nurture it. And let her know that new publications will be posted in a predefined time frame.
So, make a planning content, deciding the frequency of the posts will air.
Decide whether the posts will be daily, weekly, fortnightly, monthly or time interval of your choice. The point here is to always leave the reader stocked so it knows how often should return to your site.
It is very strange to the blog – and also to the player – post much interspersed periods of time. For example, post every day of the week and then stay a month without updating the blog after posting two consecutive days and stay a fortnight without new publications.
Keep a constant interval. If productivity is flying and on articles, save it for later – provided it is not urgent. It may be useful.
Reading is the fuel number for the writer. Nobody becomes a good writer without reading habits.
Create a daily routine designed to read. Turn this into a hobby and dedicate a fixed time each day to read. It can be physical books or ebooks. The important thing is to develop this habit.
An hour of reading a day can bring incredible benefits already in your professional and personal life. Read daily enhances creativity, improves vocabulary, strengthen analytical thinking and enhances the power of focus and concentration. Ie everything a writer needs.
Before starting to write about your subject, do searches on search engines.
It is crucial to know if there is already published material similar to what you plan to explore. Besides helping to think of different ways to be driven, research can also inspire you and bring to light issues you have not thought before.
Do not feel ashamed to be based on other content. But it is clear: do not confuse references with plagiarism.
Previous research on reliable sources can also help you organize the topics to be written, giving a broader view on the subject.
Also read the post how to create a killer post structure
Writing is a form of learning, why is curious is very important in this regard.
Being curious means be willing to spin off a number of issues and bring your questions and solutions to your audience.
I mean always point to learn more and develop more. Especially when the technical and conceptual updates are so constant that you need to study every day to not fall behind.
The volume of information that is in the network is humanly uncountable. So it is hard to choose what to consume. On the other hand, it is easy to get lost in a number of side issues that kill productivity and do not add anything to your job.
In times where there is too much information, be selective in what is consumed is a smart way to be. We arrived at a time when less information can be considered more.
If you consume information going straight to the sources, create folders bookmark and segment them into different categories.
Using social networks for this purpose, create lists so that the essential is not lost amid the news feed.
Another interesting way to track blogs and websites is by RSS. There are many readers available for free on the Internet, including Feedly, Press, Amber, and gReader SilverReader.
All responsible for producing content needs to be creative and bring together diverse agendas and ideas of posts to be published.
Therefore, whenever an idea arises, take note! Do not fall into the trap of thinking, “then I’ll remember that.” It may be that to happen, but the chances of it going wrong are considerable. Also because good ideas often arise at unexpected times, when we are doing other parallel activities.
Use apps like Evernote or even the standard Notepad from your cell. Or pen and paper if you prefer and if you are close to you. The preferably in the form of a note is. What can not is not noted.
Make a calendar of future posts with topics you previously noted.
Once you download a project to the topics to be worked during the week or during the month, you have more time to even think about it to be written.
Moreover, it helps in the organization, because you do not lose more time thinking about “what I write today?”.
Productivity is not staying as long as possible by writing in front of the laptop or Destkop. It’s about better occupy their time.
Healthy sleep habits helps you keep a clear head and ready for the next day.
Doubt? Then do a test and quantify their productivity based on the number of hours you rested.
Some people need more sleep than others and the recommended is you find what your ideal sleep.
This varies greatly from person to person. So know you. And take advantage of it.
Even if you get enough sleep at night, you need to make some breaks during the day.
Take short breaks to the brain so that it continues to function clearly.
Some people use productivity methods that allow these breaks, as the pomodoro technique.
In post 4 tips to produce more content in less time we talk about the pomodoro technique.
Breaks may be for naps, meditation, stretching, walking or even a break to talk to a colleague. The important thing is to stick out on the screen to continue leaving the healthy mind and not lose the inspiration and creativity.
Authenticity is but a secret to differentiate their posts. The way you tell the story, your voice and your communication style are crucial to the success of their publications.
Being authentic means to be yourself, without deceiving anyone. Be natural, in short.
People can get information in several places, so they need to identify with you, create a connection, so as to re-visit your future posts.
Set a language for your blog to keep a qualified and returnable audience.
Interact with your readers makes them feel at home, or at least part of the discussion.
Answer questions, thank praise and engaging in side conversations that take place in the comments is a way of showing appreciation for the hearing, which will possibly be reciprocal.
This behavior creates a feeling of confidence on the part of his readers, and shows that you exist and cares about them.
In social networks or email, do the same. Whether by tweets and comments / posts on facebook, the important thing is to communicate with your visitors, since it is they who make the success of your site.
Even if there is a natural competition does not mean that bloggers are living a competition.
Make contact with other writers who write on similar topics – or different – it is a human and healthy way to bond with fellow professionals.
Write guest posts and publish guest posts from other authors on your blog, is an intelligent maintain this good relationship way, bringing benefits to both parties.
Also read the post and how to write guest posts
But remember: to unite audiences is a common good, do not be selfish. Do not want to simply capture the audience of other people. This happens naturally, so think of it as a form of collaboration.
Habits are not born from night to day. We have to develop.
Sometimes you need to feed some new habits identifying cues in your routine and creating rewards for them to be consolidated and fixed as something natural.
The book “The Power of Habit” by Charles Duhigg explores all the nuances of human psychology and how good habits can replace bad habits. With some effort, but efficiently.
In the book itself, Duhigg cites habits, according to the British philosopher and psychologist William James , “is what allows us to do something hard at first, but soon make it increasingly easy way and finally with enough practice, make her semimecânico mode, or with virtually no conscience. “
Identify if you have some of the recommended habits to better guide his work as a writer. If not, try to create them. The effort today is the reward tomorrow.