Disclaimer: This is a joke which is not meant to inspire a life of high crime. Okay? Okay!
Yesterday I was watching a show about prolific serial killers. I said to myself, “Wow! This is a lot like writing online.
If you don’t believe me here are 5 parallels between the two:

1. Niche

The good serial killers like the good online writers know who their target audience/victims are. A good niche separates you from the competition. You don’t want to be one of those run-of-the-mill killers who would just murder anyone.

Do some research upfront about your ideal victim… er reader.

2. Content Buckets

Content buckets are excellent tools for having a sense of direction in your writing. It helps you filter down what you want to write about and removes the illusion of not knowing what to write about.

From a cold-blooded murder perspective, content buckets (preferably plastic) are great for post-processing, a la Breaking Bad.

3. Cleaning up

The good ones spend some time cleaning up after their work.

Any writer can tell you it is 95% rewrite

Jerry Seinfeld

The same goes for the other thing. Cleaning up improves the quality of the work and prevents you from getting caught unawares.

4. Audience Reach

Like successful online writers, If you’re good at killing, a lot of people will talk about you. So keep at it and you will get better at it, and soon you’ll be a household name 😬

5. Trying new things

Another parallel is that both of them try new things. Much like what I intended with today’s post.

So if you’re still on the fence about it (online writing not the other thing), I’ll leave you with this,
Have a stab at it!