You are sitting at your desk or on the bed frustrated. Why? The research you have done is not working. Your mind can’t make sense of it all. It’s hard to translate what you have found on paper. I bet you even threw half a book of paper in the trash. The problem is you have been at it too long. You need to take a break. Sometimes doing something else can spark an idea. Let’s say you are trying to take care of your health. Doctors always say it’s good to take a power nap to recharge your batteries. It’s the same for writing. You need to rest your hands and go outside and do something else. You may discover that an event or something a friend says sparks an idea. That will allow you to take your time and do an outline that makes a bit of sense. So try it. Take a break from the work and refresh your creative batteries.
What does it mean to have realistic goals? Well, you need to realize that you are not going to be able to get everything done at once. Writing a great topic takes a lot of time effort and maybe a little research. When writing your “great topics” or your epic break through, have a few goals set. How? First, you need to know your target audience. Figure out why you are writing for them in the first place. For example, there is a guy that follows me on Facebook that loves cats. So, his target audience is cat lovers. His posts are dedicated to all things cats. He posts about cat health, toys, play time and even what to feed them to keep them healthy. He gets a lot of likes. Why? Because what he posts is well thought out and planed. Now, plans don’t always come through. People are too busy and preoccupied.
For your busy life, try to have short term goals that will help you with the long term goals. Try to make it a goal to gather information on your niche topic. Research is a great habit to have when you have business blog. For some people having the information first will help them write a better piece. The information that you have will allow you to build a better outline and stick to your long term goal. Research can be your short term goal. Your long term goal would be to post more frequently.