To blog an authority building book—one that makes you an expert—in a month, you need to employ some powerful writing habits. Every time you sit down to write a post, you need to have clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence, so your writing time yields results. When you have this pillars of high performance, you will write quickly and efficiently.
To accomplish your goal, use the same tools employed by the highest performing bloggers—as well as all high performers—in the world. You can apply these pillars of high performance to anything you do, but see what happens when you implement them as you blog a book in 30 days.
Start with Clarity
Before you sit down to write a daily post (or two or three), have a clear idea of what you plan to write. Clarity in writing takes forethought. If you’ve planned out your book, you should know how each chapter is broken down into post-sized bits. That means you know what each post is about and how to complete it. You also need clarity on how the book and each post helps showcase your authority.
Bring the Energy
When it’s time to write, sit down at the computer with high and positive energy. You have control over your energy and can generate the energy you need in a variety of ways, such as visualization, deep breathing exercises, and movement. You can focus your mind on positive thoughts, and come to the desk energized and positive. A positive mindset will help you write with energy and feel confident as you do so.
It’s important to approach your writing with a high degree of self-confidence, especially if you want the voice in each post to sound authoritative. Don’t fall into the “imposter syndrome” and write from a place of “not good enough.” Instead, tell yourself you are, indeed, an expert. Remind yourself you have valuable information to share. And then write with courage. Show the world who you are and what you know—as well as how you can be of service.
Produce Work Consistently
It’s imperative to be productive when under a deadline. Hopefully, you know how many posts you must publish per week to complete your blogged book. With that in mind, you can schedule the time to write the posts. Determine what things tend to get you off track or distract you. Eliminate them! Focus your attention on the job at hand. When you do so, you’ll write quickly and efficiently.
Have Influence Over Yourself
An authority blog and book will help you become known as an “influencer” in your industry. However, the first person you need to influence is yourself—especially if you plan to blog a book in a month. You must be able to get yourself to put your butt in the chair, hands on the keyboard and begin producing words on the screen. You also must persuade yourself to not look at email or Facebook but, instead, to focus only on writing a blog post that will help you complete your goal: a book that proves you’re an expert.
By putting these pillars of high performance—clarity, energy, courage, productivity, and influence, to use daily, you’ll produce authoritative posts consistently and complete your book in 30 days with ease.
What helps you blog quickly and efficiently?
How to Participate in NaBoBloMo
National Book Blogging Month (NaBoBloMo) is a personal challenge. You won’t find a forum here on howtoblogabook.com or any special events. You don’t need to check in, register or report on word or post counts.
If you want to declare your goal so you have accountability, please do leave a comment below stating the fact that you are participating in NaBoBloMo. Describe your blogged book, and include your blog URL so others can visit your site and read it.
Feel free to come back every Tuesday in April and comment again on this post or any other post to provide an update on your book blogging progress. And read all four posts this month, which will pertain to NaBoBloMo and its theme for the year.
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Paula Toth says
I plan to buy your two books . I will need to wait until next week though. You are indeed an inspiration to me and a fantastic coach. I also hope to become more familiar with your personal logs. I am starting my blog again after it wa hacked. I am trying not to be political but rather write about my first loves–Nature and animals.
Thanks for not dropping me in your post!
Nina Amir says
Nice to see you here, Paula! Let me know how you like the books (and leave an Amazon review, please). And visit my other sites for more free coaching…www.writenonfictionnow.com and http://www.ninaamir.com/blog.