Growing as a Creator

To validate what we have discussed, let’s look at other creative professions apart from writing.

People who start learning guitar do not try to compose new music. Painters try to copy other paintings and they draw what they see, before their creativity takes over.

Writing is not very different from music or painting. As a writer/blogger, you might feel the pressure to write something awesome and original to start with. And when you discover that you cannot be that great, you don’t get started in the first place.

There is a part of you that prevents from shipping creative work. That is your lizard brain. Your lizard brain is trying to keep you safe, inside your comfort zone. If you become a victim of it, you will never become a great blogger.

There is an internal war you have to fight to manifest art. It war involves coming up with the courage to ship work that is slightly creative, if not fully creative. (On a side note, read this book called the War Of Art, not the Art of War).

Treat blogging like learning guitar. Start a blog, publish a few blog posts. Share it on social media and invite your friends to comment on your posts.

It might not be the greatest post ever written on the topic, but as long as it is useful to someone, you have created some value. This will help you get started with the positive feedback loop.

Once you have got started with a few blog posts, it is time to get serious. After you get started with a few posts, you need to become professional blogger.

Let us now look at the 4-step creative process that I’ve come up with especially for bloggers and authors. Mastering this 4-step process will help you get to the next level.

Understanding the Concept of Creativity

Bloggers, writers and authors in general feel a lot of pressure that they have to create something new, from scratch.

Sometimes, the burden of originality is so high that it prevents us from getting started with creative work in the first place. Sometimes it might look like, whatever you want to create, has been created by someone else before. In a logical and rational world, creative work by an artist cannot be 100% original.

The 4-step Creative Writing Process for Professional Bloggers

Writing is creative and its a form of art. Writing helps you organize your thoughts and flexes your creative muscles. Writing also helps you grow in your career, irrespective of your area of expertise. The best way to write in today’s day and age is to be a blogger. Though the title of this post suggests that this is for professional bloggers, anyone who loves writing and blogging will gain immense value from this post. This blog post is an answer to the question that most of the bloggers have, including me: How Do I Write Great Blog Posts?  My …

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