When I was 12 years old a teacher, Mr. Mitchell, assigned a daily writing task to our class. He introduced me to my first journal, to writing, and to an outlet that would become a life source for me. I discovered a meditative tool that has helped me survive the challenges of life. I still have that very first yellow, spiral bound journal and the hundreds that have followed it.
Visiting with friends over the week-end, we were discussing our favorite authors and books. I shared that I would read a thousand page book to find that one paragraph or sentence that takes your breath away. Everything has been said over and over again and to find that diamond amidst a sea of clichés is a thrill worth seeking. Every once in a while we get lucky and discover an author or a book full of these paragraphs.
While writing is a passion of mine it is something quite difficult to transition into a bill paying gig. I am so blessed to be part of the AmeriTitle family where they have created an outlet for me to support my family doing two things that I love - connecting with clients through sales/marketing and writing.
When I saw the challenge to write every day in the month of May on ActiveRain I was giddy with excitement to have an official "assignment." This has really helped me get organized and focused. Pushing yourself to write everyday forces some added creativity. This was just the push I needed and it has been an enjoyable month!
How I survived ActiveRain's challenge of writing every day in the month of May ~
- Map out a balanced schedule of topics / posts that include business promotion, locality, community, tips, statistics
- Keep a notepad close by to jot down ideas as they pop up throughout the day
- Create a zen work space to write without distraction
- Schedule time in the day to complete the writing task
- If you have extra time, create two or three posts and save in drafts (great to get a day off on the week-end!)
- Have fun and enjoy the SEO benefit!
Thank you Mr. Mitchell, thank you AmeriTitle and thank you ActiveRain.