The MPT (most potent tip) on Writing Blog Posts for Newbies

So you want to write a blog, huh?

You know you have some kind of a message, something you want to share with the world, and this urge to put yourself out there can no longer be ignored?

Yeah, that’s it…

And you don’t really know what to do because you are so fresh on the scene that it’s pointless to pretend you actually know what you are doing and sound like some kind of authority… right?

Umm… yes again.

I mean, there are so many people out there who have undoubtedly already written about exactly what you are wanting to write about that you think:Typewriter

“who am I to add more to what has already been said. It’s already been said. And those other people are famous or have been writing for years, and they’re probably better than me, so who am I to write more about what I want to write about?”

Dear newbie blogger, as my good friend and teacher John Sherman would say:

Here’s the thing…

Just write anyway and don’t give a toss about what anyone will think or say about you or your material.

But what do I write about?

In order to answer that you need to know…

The MPT (most potent tip) on blog writing 

Get rid of the “I” and let writing happen on its own without there to be an “I” to meddle with things.

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This “I”, this thinker who we usually believe ourselves to be, is riddled with blockages which will only make writing crappy and boring… or even non-existent. This “I” is a collection of all the critical voices of teachers and parents and the general population of limitation. If you notice that you are thinking about what to say… well you are on the wrong track, “you” are in the way.

This is why my blog’s title is JustGetOutoftheWay, because this wisdom is what has allowed me to … well… get the hell out of my own way and allow for the creative spirit to manifest as an offering to the world.

What to write about really is secondary. It’s not that important because it comes later. The topic comes as a bi-product of the initial entering-in to no-self.

It’s not “your” job

Instead of “you” writing and trying to say something important and clever and meaningful and witty and sharp – something other bloggers will ooh and aah at, you make the “you” (or the “I” because it’s really the same thing isn’t it) into a servant of creative spirit.

What’s the creative spirit?

Just a name for the mystery-Intelligencia, the Shakti, the Holy Spirit, the Divine, which is the force of creation, the force which gives beauty to all things. I’m referring to the force which makes birds sing and musicians play and stars shine. The force which makes us dance and takes over when we make love. The force that conducts symphonies of crickets and frogs on summer nights. This force is the real art-director so to speak, and it can’t do it’s job if “you” are in the way. So… just…get… out…of…the…way… 🙂

This Mystery-Shakti-force is like the master writer, the master wizard, and you… you need to be like the little servant who is getting her tea or coffee and making sure she has enough paper and ink and things to write with. It is not your job to jump on the keyboard and start hammering away… god no! Let her, the supreme creative intelligence do that, help her do that, give Her room to do that.

Of course I am talking about this metaphorically and the space and the Tea and coffee are all inner props to help your mind understand that “you” are a servant of the Divine who needs to be allowed to write.

Remember Mickey Mouse when he was the sorcerer’s apprentice? The sorcerer (i.e. The supreme creative force of which I am referring) knows what he is doing. He knows the spells and potions and has his work to do in the world. Mickey is an apprentice, and a servant of the great sorcerer. His job is to make sure the the sorcerer can do his work by keeping the mystical laboratory clean and taking care of things in that way.

Look what happens when little Mickey tries to be a sorcerer! My god, what a mess! He creates a huge mess because his job is not to cast spells and tinker with magic, his job is to serve the sorcerer.

Luckily the sorcerer comes back and straightens things out.

So if you are in the way and doing things you are not meant to be doing, like writing, then you will most likely make a mess… or just a boring blog post.  But don’t worry, the sorcerer will come back and straighten things out if you let him. When your writing starts to get messy – and nothing’s coming out right, or you just don’t know what to say… just remember what your role is… to support and serve the creative spirit, the Mystery of Not-knowing.

You serve THAT and you will find great joy in writing (non-writing) blog posts and content which will be offerings to the world. Your writing will add fragrance to the bloggersphere and will bless your life, and the lives of your readers.

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