I’ve been struggling for some time to write posts. This blog has suffered from a lack of direction since its inception over two years ago. As a result, I’ve allowed myself to become repeatedly stuck. This post is a first step in attempting something new. I want to try writing a post every day. At the very least, I want to make a solid attempt.
Sure, I’ve really found my voice through blogging. I’m close to hitting 100 posts. It’s been great exploring ideas, constantly wondering, “should I blog on X? Or maybe Y? How about Z?”. Thinking about writing a post has helped me articulate my ideas in a way that I didn’t realize I needed to do.
It’s important for me to feel heard. Lately, I just haven’t been feeling like that’s been true. So, I’m going to try blogging until I feel that I can articulate myself well enough that others want to listen.
Just 15-20 minutes
I recently heard that “anyone can write a blog post in 15-20 minutes”. I would argue that it takes hours upon hours. Although, I add the amount of time it takes for brainstorming, reading, and active listening. Then there’s editing, adding images, writing the accompanying social media post. The entire process of writing one single blog post can seem seriously daunting once you add all the parts.
However, I understand the need to aim for 15-20 minutes. It’s a goal, not a requirement.
I’m currently sitting at a very distracted 30 minutes (45 on editing). However, I’m going to keep scheduling myself 15 minutes at the end of each day. Honestly, it just might be a matter of building a habit that I need to do.
I already go “running” (really terrible jogging) every morning for 30 minutes. I also read a career progressing book for 20-30 minutes a day. Those things have been invaluable over the last year as I try to better my life. Why not blogging every day?
Keeping the idea Focused
As much as I would love to riddle off all the different tasks I’ve worked on and completed in a day (both work and personal), no one wants to read that. I foresee my biggest struggle as keeping each post on point.
Seriously, keeping these blog posts focused and on target is going to be difficult, but I have confidence that I can make it work.
I’m telling myself that “blog posts don’t need to be perfect, they just need to be“.
I realize I need to build my every day rhetoric repertoire up again. This means I need to build my confidence up in good measure. I need to have the tools to combat regular everyday situations and I can’t do that if I haven’t processed through each day’s events.
If you read along with me, great. I’m glad to have you. Hopefully, you try blogging for yourself if you haven’t already. I’ll try my best to post something every day as I see fit to do so and I would love to hear from you.
All the best.