As a business owner, there are lots of compelling reasons to write regularly. For example, newsletters and blogs can be hugely valuable marketing tools. The same is true of contributing to social networks.
But you already knew that.
Here are 4 less obvious, yet extremely valuable benefits to writing regularly, which seldom get mentioned. Here they are in no particular order.
- Writing makes you a better observer. As a result, you notice more of the world around you. You experience more from life.
- Writing helps you think with greater clarity. The process of getting ideas out of your head and onto the page, is a wonderful antidote for foggy thinking.
- Writing is a powerful development tool. To write effectively on any subject, you need to know about that subject. Even better, to write about a subject regularly, you need to constantly learn more.
- Writing is an act of contribution. When you share your ideas or stories with others, you invest in them. You connect with them. How might that help your business? Think about that for a moment.
I hope this inspires you to start writing regularly.
Tip: If you’re uncomfortable about publishing what you write, here’s a suggestion. Don’t publish anything! Just write for yourself. You’ll still enjoy the first 3 of those 4 benefits.