I’m notorious for having an encyclopedia of reasons why I haven’t posted to this blog recently. As I work to eradicate that, here are some internal conversations I keep having:
- “I’m still finding my voice.” You can’t have a perspective until you start putting the thoughts out there. I say this to myself as much as each of your reading this now. I don’t know why I think there’s just one day a person wakes up and knows, “this is my consistent view of the world from today on”. That’s a lack of growth. Our voice is always changing because our frame of reference is constantly challenged. Some opinions reinforce it. Others negate it. That moment where we decide if and how we’ve changed is a beautiful time stamp in our lives.
- “I don’t believe in forcing myself to.” It’s no secret I’m not a daily blogger. I don’t even have a set schedule–which I know some readers despise. But here’s the thing, when I do write it’s because I truly felt the need to in that moment. I could post filler posts (a mistake I’ve made before), but how is that authentic? I treat the blog here on the website like my other SNS accounts–across the board I’m active daily, but each site is used differently. There will be an obvious increase on here, but I won’t make the mistake of tying an expected schedule to it.
- “I’m too tired to write.” Oh, I can’t tell you all how early in a day I say this to myself. I’m a severe workaholic as it is, so saying “no” is a big accomplishment for me. Not to mention, I’m also an insomniac. So the times sleep comes early means I’m taking advantage of the opportunity. However, I also realize that the only way I can continue to expand my online presence is by…wait for it…being online. I know, such a novel idea. I get some of my best ideas in the midst of crashing for the night–so let’s see what starts generating.
- “What do I do with this?” Blogging more consistently means I become a better writer. And that skill translates into so many areas of interest. Also, it’s a nice digital snapshot of what was important to me at the time, my writing style and habits I want to lose.
I’ve blogged off and on for years now. And because I keep coming back, I know it’s something I want to continue pushing myself to refine. Do you have a rigid blogging regiment? If so, why? If not, why?