How to write a blog post

Blogging is heaps of fun, but it’s hard work sometimes. Can we make it easier?

Last time, I introduced Do It Badly, a strategy for curbing perfectionism and getting ideas on the page. That’s a great start, but it can leave you with a mess of ideas to sort through.

As I was writing that post, I realised that if you’re going to Do It Badly, it helps to have a process or template to follow. That way, when you’re Doing It Badly, you’re moving towards your goal and not in a random direction. Call it Directed Do It Badly, if you will.

So to that end, here’s a guide to writing a blog post. I’ll be using this very post as a worked example. M E T A . Continue reading “How to write a blog post”

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Do It Badly: An antidote to perfectionism

Anything worth doing is worth doing badly.

– G. K. Chesterton

 

As an anxious person, I tend to think a lot. Often to the point where I don’t actually do the things I need to do. This is known as overthinking or perfectionism and is a hallmark of anxiety. It can impact all areas of life, and for me in particular, I believe it’s a major cause of my recent burnout at work.

Sounds like you? I’ve got good news. There’s a way past this. Continue reading “Do It Badly: An antidote to perfectionism”