Recently I read two articles written on productivity and writing. The first was the primary inspiration for this particular blog post and the second more pointed to getting my butt up and trying. They were about daily blogging (surprise!) and the anti-to-do list.
Daily blogging, as the writer had put it, changed his life. Now while it would be great if the same happened for me in the same way, but I doubt it will. I do anticipate that it will help to break me out of this creative rut that I have been in. Additionally it will help me to learn to write every day once again, something I’ve been struggling with for months now (or all of my writing life if I really am honest with myself).
The problem becomes: what do I write about?
There are a ton of things I can write about; there are a lot of things I want to write about. Some require a little research, while most don’t require anything but my opinion. It’s the typical writer’s syndrome though that keeps me from putting fingers to keys. In short: I hate what I write. But I have to be OK with that.
Now what do I really want to gain from this?
There is a part of me that wants to gain a following. That would be nice to have a number of people who regularly read and comment on my posts. Do I believe I will become ultra-successful at blogging? Not a chance. I stand more possibility out of my fiction writing, but that isn’t to say that they don’t end up going hand-in-hand. I just want people to read what I write. The ultimate outcome of this is more practice. More than anything else, that is what I stand to gain.
So what am I waiting for?