If you commit to writing every day, even if it's just for ten minutes, it's as if you're keeping the door to your creativity propped open all the time. ⠀
Your writing will be top of mind for you at all times, you'll have more ideas, you'll be more aware of connections, and you'll be available for inspiration whenever it strikes. You're keeping your instrument in tune and ready to play at any time.⠀
That's a pretty good return for ten minutes of your time every day, no?⠀
For me, this is the biggest single reason to write every day, but there are a couple of others.
One interesting one is that it’s a sneaky way to defeat perfectionism. If you’re writing something short every day, you are likely to put a LOT less pressure on yourself for each individual piece to be perfect. By contrast, if you push yourself to write a single blog post a month, your Inner Critic is much more likely to crush it under the weight of too many expectations.
And finally, if you write publicly - in blog posts, social media posts, newsletters etc - one of the biggest benefits is that, over time, you build trust with your audience. ⠀
If you do what you say you're going to do, when you say you're going to do it, time after time after time, people begin to trust you. ⠀
And if you're sharing your writing, you're sharing your heart and mind - so people don't just get the chance to start trusting you, they start getting to know you too. If you're building a business online, you'll know how important it is for people to know, like and trust you. Writing regularly is one of the best ways of building that trust - and unlike launches and funnels and FB Lives and pitching partnerships, it's gloriously simple and depends only on you.⠀