Why You Should Write Everyday



As a blogger and freelance writer, writing takes up a major part of my life. My business practically runs on writing! Writing consistently has not only helped my business grow but it has also helped me grow as a person. What many people don’t realize is that writing has a lot of benefits. But to get the best out of writing, you need to write regularly, and when I say regularly, I mean everyday.
Writing 2-3 times a week or whenever you feel like it, will not give you the full benefits writing has to offer. Just to let you know why I set aside time everyday to write, I’ll share with you why it’s important to write daily.
1.    It helps you improve your writing
This is an obvious result of writing. “Practice makes perfect.” It’s also true when it comes to writing. As you write everyday, you find yourself strengthening your writing skill. You’ll find your writing voice and unique style. It also helps to increase your proficiency in writing and your writing speed, which is great when you have to write multiple articles in a day.
2.    It helps you grow an audience
Writing everyday helped me grow my audience from zero readers to the thousands of readers I have now. When you write everyday and publish your writing online, more and more people get to see what you’ve written. As you show up everyday, more and more people start to look forward to your posts, and before you can say ‘bow-wow’, you have a following.
3.    Writing gives you clarity
Writing helps you to see things in a different perspective. This happens a lot when you journal or when you freely write your thoughts down. Your thoughts begin to align and all the unresolved issues fall in place. You begin to gain more clarity in your life. It helps you reflect on your thoughts and actions. Writing is therapeutic for many.
4.    It makes it easier to come up with new ideas
Writing forces you to come up with fresh ideas. It challenges you to gain deep insights about the things that interest you or events that happen in your life. Gradually, you find yourself turn into someone who is always in discovery mode. It helps you to stay creative and open-minded.
5.    It makes it easier to express yourself
You know those inner feelings or thoughts that you want to say but you don’t know the right words to use? Well, what writing does is to challenge you to find the right words to use. It pushes you to learn new ways to give a voice to your deep feelings and inner thoughts. As you keep up with this writing exercise, it becomes easier for you to express yourself and you’ll learn new words and phrases that will make your writing more meaningful.
Writing is a process. When you keep up with it, you’ll wish you had started it sooner. The effect of writing does not lie in the number of words you write. It lies in how often you write. So you can write 300 words or 1000 words daily, it doesn’t matter. What matters is that you write daily, when possible of course.

Do you write daily? Do you find writing therapeutic?

69 responses

  1. That is so true. Many of the writers/poets I admire have a rigid writing routine every day. I try to do that too, sometimes though, it isn’t so easy, especially with a little one.

  2. I think any regular writing schedule will help improve your writing. I think sometimes bloggers feel they have to write every day and some (not you) churn out any old content which isn’t always the best. So I don’t write every day but I do go back to my draft posts, re-read them and make them better then publish. That way I get down everything I need to write in a post when the inspiration is flowing, then proofread it and check it for grammar then publish. Does that make sense?

  3. I find writing therapeutic 🙂 I have found, the more I write, the more my writing and language skills improve, which is always a good thing! I also find the more I write the more creative ideas I come up with, as you mentioned in this post. I’m trying to blog every day in October – Wish me luck, hehe.
    Great post!! xx

  4. I write every day when possible, and I have done since I first learned to write. It’s really therapeutic to get everything down on paper and just make sense of it all but it’s hard to find the time some days.

  5. I like the word clarity and I couldn’t agree more on all of the tips your shared. I also love the fact that writing will not only grow your business but improves you as a person. Those two things are very important to me; clarity and self development.

    Well done Stella, you did it again

    BTW, did you notice that a lot of people are too lazy to read this days? Or I’m I the only one who feels this way. Just wondering?

    Take care babe.

    M | http://www.mojintouch.com

  6. I love writing and I definitely try to write everyday although sometimes I begrudge it because I HAVE to write everyday but for the most part I definitely find it therapeutic!

  7. I love writing and would love to write every day but as I’m a stay at home mum it can be pretty tricky to find the time to get writing done unless my son is down for a nap or in the evenings.

  8. Writing is good for the soul also. It helps make problems smaller by getting things out of my hamster wheel of a head and on paper. I often get far more clarity when I have done this.

    I do this certainly with any problems I have. I also try to keep a journal, weekly, daily if I have serious stuff going on. It’s great to look back on to see where you have been. The pen is mightier than the sword for sure.

    I do write a little, poetry and I have written my memoirs. It is a cathartic exercise whatever you are using it for and certainly opens the mind to new idea

  9. I’m loving your blog! And similar to you, I write every day but not everyday on my blog. Writing is definitely a creative outlet for me, as I am more introverted and prefer written communication over verbal communication. 🙂

  10. Thank you for this post. I’m currently trying to find time to write and post on my blog regularly. It seems impossible, although I know it’s not. Thanks for reminding me of the benefits of writing everyday!

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  13. Love the article, way to put it in perspective. I’ve made a goal of writing 500 words everyday this year, and recently put a restriction on that goal, that they have to be 500 creative words that do not include my daily work creating content, my journal, or any menial note-taking. Free writing still counts, and I count my blog posts (probably why I’ve started putting more other there). The hard part for me is balancing my free-writing time with big projects, like editing my current novel WIP and creating content. I’m back to where I was a couple years ago, scribbling in my spare minutes. Back then it was after work. Since writing is my work now, it can be an extra drain on creativity. So far I’ve been successful, but we’ll have to see as time goes on. Reposting this to social media. Great article.

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