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Writing and Submitting Articles is More about Psychology than Writing Skill
Iíve discovered that even when a person understands benefits from writing and submitting articles, thereís seldom a snowballís chance in h*ll that theyíll do it. Psychologists have a word for it - itís called resistance.
The mind may know, even agree. But for most people a negative mental loop gets in way of actually writing. People have long-practiced justifications why they canít write. Writing seems to be filed in same part of brain as high school term papers or things youíd rather avoid. So thereís a major disconnect with article marketing. "I know I should, but..."
Itís like back when you were a kid, and never got around to writing Aunt Sylvia to thank her for ugly sweater. Thoughts about sweater or Aunt Sylvia brought a flicker of guilt - which faded in time. But without creating urge to write long-avoided note. That mentality is alive and well.
Recognize Your Mental Resistance as Self-Defeating
Though I spend more time writing and submitting articles than most, some days itís a struggle. And numerous conversations with business owners who want to build site traffic show they donít comprehend value of article marketing either. But acting like issue is writing skill ignores mind games going on.
Even though Iíve written books and articles for pay, first articles I wrote for Internet were horror stories. Iíd "sweat bullets" and fiddle with them for weeks.
Finally my son, journalist, said. "Mom, youíre trying to pack everything you know into one article. Stop it! Just give them a sample of what you know thatís helpful and new. Then write another one." Let me offer you same advice. Just start.
Favorite Excuses - Any of them Yours?
1. Iím too busy and donít have time Which really means its not a priority. Everyoneís too busy, doing what they consider most important. Writing almost never passes that test - even if youíre good at it. Instead of making a big deal of it, make a very small deal of it. Write down something; anything. Donít criticize your efforts. The challenge isnít about whatís written, but about not being buffaloed by undertaking. Set your standard low - a paragraph or two. And keep at it - a crumb at a time. Learn to make it shine in re-write.