So I got an email from some “social media” expert (whatever that means) offering advice about how to write a great blog post in 6 minutes. Since I’m the slowest writer ever, I decided to read the advice and try to put it in practice. That’s what I’m doing right now, trying to write this entire blog post in 6 minutes.
I only have 4 minutes left. See? I told you I was a slow writer. I’m actually not a slow typer, just slow at putting good words together to form good sentences that form good paragraphs.
I suck at this. I keep stopping and starting and stopping and thinking and stopping to look at the timer.
And you’re not supposed to do that according to the 6-minute blog-post professional. He says I’m supposed to ignore everything around and just keep writing. I’m supposed to ignore the timer. Never press the backspace button. Just let the words flow from my head to my fingers. And I’m never supposed to pause. He says I need to just type whatever my brain thinks. Obviously, he has no idea what my brain is capable of thinking.
I have 2 minutes left. This is going to be the worst blog post ever.
Mostly because I’m so nervous. Timers make me nervous. I’ve never been great at anything when it’s timed. As soon as there’s a clock timing my progress, my leg starts shaking like the leg on a dog that’s dreaming.
The BUZZER just went off.
That’s how I’m supposed to end the blog post, just like that. Because it’s not a 6 minute blog post if I keep type into minute 7.
So… what kind of blog post can you write in 6 minutes?