It doesn’t matter if you’re the next F. Scott Fitzgerald or you got wrangled into blogging for your company and haven’t the slightest clue of how to get started. Writing is both a talent and a skill, so remember that you can hone the latter. However, every writer can ideally identify the time where their creativity is the juiciest, and this will allow for better, faster and more efficient blogging. It’s not something that should be “squeezed in” between more important things.
Your sleep hygiene can play a huge role in bettering your writing. If you struggle with something like sleep apnea, it’s important to address it with a sleep doctor. There’s more at risk here than just poor writing: Your life and health are on the line. However, for less serious matters, it’s crucial to look into sleep and timing for bettering your blog.
1. Let your morning bird or night owl tendencies guide you
Forget what so-called experts say: Just because morning birds might be more successful than night owls, that margin is subjective. If you’re a night own, embrace the time of day (or night) when you’re naturally most productive and creative. Just make sure that if you sleep during daylight hours you invest in blackout curtains and follow general sleep hygiene best practices, too. [Read more…]