Part of the reason I keep this blog is to force myself to write every day, in the open and ready for criticism.
At this point, the daily ritual of blogging is like brushing my teeth; if I don’t do it I just worry about it until I do it. It’s the unscratchable itch.
“Inspiration is for amateurs.” - Andrew Zuckerman
Inspiration is futile. I’m going to ship something daily regardless, throw my words out there to see what sticks. I don’t even like the writing so much as the consistency. If I can do this, I can do just about anything else. The practice of work keeps me inspired.
I was blogging every day for years with just a few followers. And those followers were my friends. Now I’ve got a couple hundred that may or may not even be there anymore. The size of the audience doesn’t matter; I’m still hitting the publish button every 24 hours.
Do you see any ads or tagged purchase links on this site? I’m not doing this for the pennies.
Sure, a like or share from others vindicates the work, makes me feel useful. But there’s always room for more writing, more improvement and more confidence in doing more in just about anything.
I update this blog mostly for my creative self, partly for the readers, and just because I can. This blog is my microphone. You can turn it off completely or check in whenever you want. I promise that I’ll post something new every day.