I always wanted to write blog posts, but perfectionism would block me from publishing them. I now put less pressure on myself, write very short and concise posts, and ship it before I feel they are 100% ready.
This is why:
- The blog posts get published, rather than keep lingering around in my drafts to then be forgotten
- It makes me focus and write less (no waffle). I ship it before I get a chance to lose focus
- It helps me learn. Every time I post something I learn what works and what doesn’t from people’s feedback
- And most importantly: Because it’s live and anyone can see it, it forces me to refine it.
I then only share it on social media when I’m happy with it (usually the next day).