I don't like clutter. That was the topic of the first article I ever wrote as a self-care coach and budding content marketer.
Right now there is a HUGE mess building up around me in my home/office. Only it's not clutter; it is all of my material possessions, separated into small cardboard boxes in preparation for my move to Barrie.
(I was going to include some photos of my messy apartment – in fact, I even snapped them with my camera. Then I realized I have already packed away the dock that connects my camera to the computer – oh well, that must be perfect, too!)
As uncomfortable as it is to be in this chaos, mess and clutter, it will all come out in the wash. In just a few days I will begin unpacking in my beautiful new home in Barrie. And in a few weeks, these cardboard boxes will be a distant memory and I will send you some "after" shots.
How does my messy apartment relate to your content writing? When you're publishing consistently (I recommend 2-5 new pieces of content every month), things are going to get messy on occasion. Despite your intentions and hard work, you're still not going to make a L.O.V.E. connection with every new article. Why not? Because you're human. You're going to:
- Forget (or ignore) everything you've learned
- Be in a hurry
- Get caught up in your own excitement and forget that this is not about you
This is another strong case for consistency. When you've been publishing relevant, well-written and helpful posts on a regular basis, one messy post won't be the end of the world. If you get right back on track with your usual quality, it will all come out in the wash.
Perfection is overrated and unachievable – so please just keep writing!