Originally written Oct 17, 2020
I’ve been trying to force myself to be disciplined enough for some years now to blog once a week and it’s just not happening. I overthink it almost every time. I’m an overthinker. I have plenty to talk about. I’m one of those long ass paragraph texters, I’m very garrulous in real life. I read a lot so I have plenty of topics at hand but still I don’t know. When it’s time to sit in front of my laptop and bust out my thoughts in blog form it just doesn’t happen.
So now my aim is to blog consistently WITHOUT any stipulations. I’m not worried about topics, staying on topic, sentence structure paragraphs, the audience, SEO etc NONE OF THAT SHIT ! I will just write what’s on my heart each week as it flows from my brain when I sit down to do it.
The hope is that if I can make it super low pressure I won’t keep overthinking it and I’ll finally be able to get consistent then as time goes on and the consistency is there I’ll worry about all the technicalities and the fact that I run real ass businesses lmao.
Some Things Don’t Change
Well, well, well. Didn’t this age nicely lmao
So I did eventually make it to weekly blogging and my overall consistency in life has drastically improved. I’m still reading and ingesting content on a regular basis too so I still have PLENTY to talk about. Nonetheless, my mind typically goes blank when I sit down to actually write.
I’ve figured out that it’s because to write well and in a tone that matches each brand I represent, I need to feel creative. And to feel creative and get in the zone, I need a lot of physical and mental space. It’s extremely difficult to create the space and time needed to write quality blogs when I’m working 12 and 16 hour days for 7 days a week months on end.
But Now That I Know The Issue
I’ve found a solution to it ! And really the key to my new life. I just need a fucking day off once in a while. Dassit. So now I don’t work on Thursday’s. I also only work half days on Tuesday and Sunday. This helps me to get outside more. To engage in my hobbies more. To relax more. Which gets way more creative juices flowing. And for that, I am grateful.
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