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This is how I write more frequently

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