Discipline in the Writer’s (or Bloggers) Life

Duncan Riley has a simple plan to be an effective blogger. In his article “Habits of Highly Effective Bloggers” he states that discipline is the key to effectiveness.

The key of course to being a highly effective blogger is discipline, and discipline required structure. Structure of course leads to habit, and habit is a natural tool that can make anyone more effective if its focused in the right direction.

He goes on to list three steps to his idea of becoming an effective blogger:

1. Have a Daily Plan

2. Repeat it daily

3. Don’t be afraid to change your plan.

Of course, he elaborates on these three steps in his article, but this is the bare bones of what he is saying. And it makes a lot of sense. In my writing and blogging I find that I get so easily distracted and jump from one task to another without giving anything top priority. Another good article on this can be found on my son’s blog where he uses the picture of trying to juggle too many balls at the same time.

Not only am I trying to establish myself as a blogger – and I have three blogs I try to post to daily – I am also trying to break into the print publishing world of children’s books and magazines. All that takes discipline and a solid plan.

I am developing the discipline but the plan is not yet solid – more of a blob of jelly at present.


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