Written by Hannah Cox, founder of betternotstop


What is the difference between taste and skill?


Despite the fact that I have been blogging for over three years I still don’t consider myself a writer. The difference between knowing good writing and being a good writer are of course two different things.

I love meeting people in person, pitching ideas in meetings and making things happen in the real world. My whole career has been based around creating events. It’s only five years ago that I started to share my writing – and it’s still scary! My background has always been more practical than creative. I’m still nervous about people I know reading what I write.

But write I do, because I can’t imagine a world in which I don’t.


A friend sent me this video and I watch it every few months to keep me accountable!


After telling a friend about this site and my plans for it he sent me through this video. It sums up the feeling of disappointment that is easy to feel when you are starting a new project or trying something new. As Holly Ringland said, we are all creative people and need to live as such. It’s a good reminder that everyone has to start somewhere.

The important thing to take from this is the following: everybody goes through that.

Everybody at one point or another goes through a period of doubt. The most important possible thing you can do is to do a lot of work. Put yourself on a deadline. Every week or month make sure you finish something.

The question is have you got the focus and motivation to take that chance, commit and close that gap?



THE GAP by Ira Glass from Daniel Sax on Vimeo.

I’ve pulled out my favourite quote from the film – Feel free to share it on Pinterest!


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