Every time I feel the urge to write an article, I procrastinate.
When I write an article, I would typically include an introduction, at least three paragraphs to support the main idea, and a conclusion. It’s similar to writing a persuasive essay. It takes me at least half-day to finish the draft. Then, I would wait at least a week to review my draft and revise it before publishing it.
I’m a busy person like everyone else. Writing is neither my strength nor the top priority. Rather than sinking my precious time and agonizing over my poor writing, I give up.
I’ve spent a lot of time thinking about writing more frequently, and I came up with an idea: Write something as if I’m chatting with my friends online.
When I chat with my friend online, whether on social media platforms or via communication tools like Slack, I don’t need to follow any defined format to communicate an idea. When I share something, I would summarize it in just a few sentences and add additional context or my take on it as needed.
I shouldn’t have to follow any particular format. I don’t have to write a lengthy article that takes 10 minutes to read through. I just have to communicate the point concisely.
So I should just write an article like I would when sharing my thoughts with my friends and not impress an audience with how persuasive my thoughts are.
This is how I write more frequently