I have a dilemma about writing posts. Instead of stewing about it, I thought I would write a post about it. Maybe some enterprising person has a solution.
It’s not writer’s block. I can handle that. Here’s my dilemma: too much to do at the same time and no time to write posts or finish posts I start. I want to write but I really need to:
- Renegotiate the office lease.
- Entertain several set of out-of-towners, family members and friends who want to see our spectacular Texas wild flowers, celebrate birthdays, see me. I also need to host several business events and meetups.
- Make presentations and attend other training sessions.
- Talk to prospects, potential allies, media, and government officials.
- Work with new clients on their overall vision, positioning, marketing plan and develop a workable sales process with them. Some are startups who need to work through and create financials. Two are expanding.
- Maintain the progress of existing clients: a landscaper, asset manager, two software developers, and a security company. Keep in contact with former clients who are working on projects we put in place: an architect, 2 environmental firms, and others.
When can I squeeze in writing posts when I have other things to do? Maybe that’s why, like Franz Schubert, I have unfinished works.
Here’s what I’ve tried:
a. Time management and delegating. That helped but too many variables right now to do it right.
b. Setting up an editorial calendar so I could write as planned. Got the calendar but got interrupted.
c. Multi-tasking. I always thought I could multi-task until I learned that the brain does not work that way. We just think we can do several tasks at once.
d. Not sleeping. I have pre-thought out the posts that come to me at 3am. Wish I could harness that and they could magically appear.
(I wonder if Schubert tried any of the above. He certainly knew how to write.)
And, this is what brings me to my search for a solution. I know from my research on small business that in addition to being the job creation engine, paying 60% of the taxes, we are dollar per dollar more innovative than big businesses. After all, we created the zipper, the airplane, and contact lenses. How hard could this be?
I appeal to those of you who are inventors, creatives or problem solvers. I need your help.
Here is what I want and what I am willing to pay for: a mechanism (electronic or other) that pulls out of my brain (without disturbing me from the other things I am doing) the great posts I have formed in my head.
Your solution must write posts AND:
- Put in all the tags, categories, links, etc.
- Create the Custom Title Tag, Meta Description, Meta Keywords.
- Find a grabbing graphic, get permission to use it or create it new, size and put it in place — with a killer caption.
- Proofread and edit the copy verifying the accuracy of the information while making sure it is in keeping with my “style”.
- Create interest in the post, get comments, get people twittering about it.
- Allow me to do all of the other things I need to and want to do.
But, I don’t really want a copywriter. I like to write.
Hoping patiently to hear from you asap because my MUST DO list keeps getting longer. Alternatively, I’d be happy to commiserate on your post-writing problems. Misery loves company as they say.