How often do you struggle with your blogging? I bet you just said every time you write a post. What about your writing in general? Writing, like any craft, takes time. It takes effort. Writing takes practice.
For visual creatives writing is probably one of the scariest parts of promoting work and building their creative business.
Writing, however, is one of the most important business skills. If you are an effective writer, you communicate well. Your ideas are clear and concise. Your writing leads to profit.
Writing for your blog is no different. Your blog is your business or at least a key component of your business. Your success depends on your writing. Yet you continue to struggle.
In this post, I’m going to tell you about two tools you can use right now to improve your blog writing and business writing.
Run barefoot in grasses once covered by Old Man Winter.
Part of writing poetry is experimenting and of course practicing writing. I’m in continual learning with various poetic forms. Elegy, while originally from the Greeks, typically infuses sadness of some form. I didn’t want to be overtly sad or depressed, but express more of a sentimental goodbye to Winter. As the snow is falling outside my window right now, this is probably not the time for this piece. Se la vie.
I struggle to not go on and on. For reasons unknown to me, I sometimes think of poetry as having to be extremely long. I forced myself to leave this at four, simple stanzas.
My theme is the passing of Winter. My form is elegy with the device of metaphor. Hopefully I captured the spirit of each and as always, this is more about learning and developing the skill of the art of poetry.
I hope you enjoy and please feel free to critique.