Remember the dieting tip that advises brushing your teeth after a meal or snack? The thought being that if the taste of food lingers in your mouth, you’ll keep coming back for more, which leads to over-eating and weight gain.
I’ve started applying a version of this idea to my writing. When I finish an article or post, I “brush my teeth” by immediately moving on to the next article or post. This way, I don’t keep coming back for more – i.e. over-working, second-guessing, or just plain obsessing over what I’ve already written.
This year, my blogging mantra is: Post. Promote. Move on.
How about you? What tips and tricks do you apply to keep your writing moving forward?
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