The other day, I reread some of my blog posts. I am not one to do this. I find it counterproductive. But I was told sometimes if you want to improve, you have to see where you went wrong.
I started from the beginning and worked my way to newer posts. I have found my voice has changed. The style has changed. And my breakdown has changed.
I notice I sound a little more mature. Granted I am not giving the sage advice of Socrates, but I don’t sound as childish as when I started. It must have something to do with the fact I am letting people read my writing. I did the same thing with my journal and it sounds as boyish now as it did LONG ago.
Where I was once a little stiff, I now see, I am a little more relaxed. As I read some of them, I thought to myself, I can’t believe I wrote that. I see I am a little more open than when I began. I’m still not pouring my heart out or revealing too much of myself, but I can see the start of it.
My paragraphs are no longer mini novels. I see I am breaking them down to 2 to 3 manageable sentences. Getting the point across in as few words as possible. Making the reading quicker and easier.
While these new attributes are good for my writing in general, I am not sure how it will benefit my clients or career.
I know, I still need to work on my CTA (call to action). I have tried in my blog post, by asking questions, but its not strong enough to drive my followers to comment.
The change of subjects was beneficial to my blog too. Branching out to write about different things has also helped increase my followers. I’ve noticed that my running topics amasses more likes and a few comments here and there. Which makes me feel bad about my writing series.
Oh, well. You win some, you lose some.
I have veered away from my schedule though. I have not written on some of the topics I want to. I think its because I got so excited about having the followers increase from my running series.
I cannot believe how easier it is to free write on here now either. I use to struggle with what I wanted to say, and now, I just let my fingers do the typing.
Well, I am proud to say in the last 3 months and especially in the last month, my writing has changed. I feel it has improved. I can say I have hit my goal of 1,000 words a day. Hell, I would say its almost 5,000.
Happy writing everyone.