On my first day at a full time job after leaving college, I was tasked with writing a blog post. I desperately wanted to impress so I spent an entire day writing the most magnificent piece of content. I tweaked every word. I honed and polished until I felt like that post was the accumulation of everything I learned over the past 4 years. I turned that post in with a smile creased across my face until my manager asked, where are the others?
Apparently that list of copy tasks was not for the week, but for a single day. I chalked it up to a misunderstanding but I knew this was going to be a real challenge for me. I’ve never placed a time limit on my creativity (#agencyproblems). The thought of writing four posts in one day seemed outrageous, if not completely impossible for someone who actually cared about what they produce.
That week was a constant battle between productivity and perfectionism.
Crafting great copy can suck hours, if not days, out of your work week. So how do you streamline your writing process to produce more while still being satisfied with your results? The lovely Henneke from Enchanting Marketing created the infographic below to help all of us avoid perfectionism pitfalls and streamline our writing process.
How to Streamline Your Writing Process, courtesy of Henneke at Enchanting Marketing
P.S. I highly recommend Henneke’s free snackable course to improve your writing! Check it out here.