Why You Should Write Online Every Day
When I was younger, I feared embarrassment more than anything.
I feared saying something dumb around friends. I feared speaking in public. I feared sharing my writing because I thought it was terrible.
I wish I could tell my younger self to have more confidence. To write more. To give more presentations. To try new things without fear controlling me.
That’s why I encourage everyone to write online. There’s always a fear behind it. But when you start, that fear dissipates. You’re empowering your ideas as soon as you write about them.
Not only that, you’re benefiting yourself in three specific ways.
You’re Sharing Your Ideas In Public
Sharing your ideas on social media is scary. You’re wondering if anyone will engage. It’s like a big-budget movie flopping at the box office. It happens to everyone.
Don’t worry about virality. Don’t even aim for it. Instead, aim to be consistent. Learn to show up every day and share new ideas about something you learned.
Sharing your ideas is also the best way to get feedback. See what resonates with your audience. The more you write online, the more you learn what writing works best.
You’re Building a Writing Habit
Another benefit of writing online is you’re building a habit. Sure, you could write privately in your journal. There’s nothing wrong with that approach.
Yet, there’s nothing like writing online. You’re expressing long-form ideas that become essays. You’re building a habit in different ways:
- You’re building the habit of showing up every day
- You’re building the habit of forcing yourself to come up with ideas to write about
- You’re building a writing habit that improves how you articulate your ideas
You’re Meeting Other Likeminded Writers
My favorite reason to write online is because you’re meeting other like-minded writers.
This is my favorite because writing is a lonely process. It’s you and a blank screen. Meeting other writers who love ideas and writing as much as you do feels fulfilling. You feel like you’re part of a community. Meeting friends on the internet is a great way to connect and feel energized.
I’ve learned to love writing online every day because there are so many benefits.
You don’t need to hit a home run every time you write. You need to keep swinging.