Make "Blogger" Your Job Title

09-Jul-2014

The one thing the designers, developers, coaches, photographers, and even yogis that hire Braid Creative have in common is they all want to write more. But they don’t know where to begin, how to carve out time for something like blogging, or are plagued with self-doubt when it comes to hitting publish. 

I could talk about blogging for days – there’s a lot to cover on the topic. But today I’m going to keep it simple and share the most powerful piece of advice I’ve got for getting your blog on. 



MAKE “BLOGGER” A PART OF YOUR JOB TITLE
As a creative entrepreneur I’ve worn a lot of hats. From designer, to creative director, to accountant, to janitor. But it wasn’t until I put “blogger” in my job description that I started taking it seriously and stopped feeling bad about dedicating time to writing instead of designing, accounting, and even cleaning. 

Now that “blogger” is in your job title you need to make time for writing. Include writing and blogging on your daily to-do list and block off time for it in your calendar. Give yourself deadlines and rough out an editorial calendar. And don’t make it the last thing you do (unless you feel most creative at the end of your day). 

Extra credit: the next time someone asks you what you do say “I’m a blogger. I write about _______, _______, and _______.” Try it on for size and see how the conversation unfolds. 

RELATED:
• See how internet-awesome-maker, Sarah Von Bargen, launched her creative career with a blog.  
• But remember, you don’t have to blog if you don’t want to. There are alternative ways to show up and be seen.
• Brené Brown shared with us her two biggest tips for creative bloggers here.

And on Friday I’ll be sharing more on what it’s been like to take a summer break from personal blogging (and the surprising lessons I’ve learned so far) in our exclusive behind-the-scenes Letters for Creatives. 

Braid Method Branding for Creatives ECourse

The Braid Method Branding ECourse is for creative entrepreneurs who are ready to support themselves financially with their business, create a blog or consistent online presence, and finally turn the work they’re already doing into a digital product, package, or offering for dream customers. This branding ecourse comes with 7 learning modules in a 300+ page digital download, a workbook with 20+ branding exercises and scripts, a quarterly masterclass, and an exclusive Facebook group so you can connect with us and other students.

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