Why is it so hard to blog consistently?
(Read above question as: why am I being lazy and finding several other things to do instead of blogging?)
It’s annoying, because I genuinely enjoy writing. But I’ve let it slip from my routine, and it’s true that the longer you put something off, the harder it is to start again.
Writing is like exercise. Yes, I like this analogy.
Welcome to a writer’s internal dilemma, much like that of someone who should be exercising (read – me):
but it takes effort.
“It’ll be worth it.”
But it’s tiring.
“It’s for my benefit.”
but it’s challenging,
“I should really just do it.”
But I don’t really want to.
“If I keep putting it off, I’ll start to regret it, and time is just gonna fly by.”
But… Oh, look at the time! Well I can’t write now, I have to cook dinner/tidy up/wash the dishes/walk my turtle (etc…)
Too many excuses.
And you see, as I’ve started to type the words are now just flowing out and my brain is thinking, ‘gosh why didn’t I do this sooner?’
It’s been said that the only way to get better at writing is to write. And I’m pretty sure the best way to get over writer’s block is to write. So that’s what I’m going to do. I’m posting this to hold myself accountable.
From now, until the end of August, I will blog every day. EVERY DAY.
I don’t know what about. I don’t know if what I say will be interesting or beneficial to the blogosphere, but I do know that it will help me to be consistent. All writing practise is good, right? Right. Write.
I did consider starting on the first of August, to make it a month of blogging, but if I put it off any longer I’ve this feeling that I might end up not doing it. You know how easy it is to ‘forget’ to do something when you find it a bit of a chore. Well, I don’t consider writing to be a chore. But then, sometimes it feels like it is.
If writing is really something that I’m good at and that I enjoy, then it’s a skill worth honing. I need to challenge myself, and stop hiding in excuses.
Being consistent and disciplined is important.
A wise woman once said “in consistency lies the power”. And so, thus begins my consistency journey.
I will write. Every day.
This could be the start of a beautiful self-discovery journey as a writer.
Or it could be a whole lot of waffle.
Either way, it’s happening!