Writing a set number of blog posts a week is both a blessing and a curse. At first, I though it more of the former.
Someone is actually telling me to write twice a week! This is excellent. Now I have an excuse to write.
And write I did. Quite regularly for quite a while. And then… and then… the work sets in. I’ve become so overwhelmed with reports and presentations that blogging will often fall on the way-side.
When I do sit down to finally write a blog post… my inner dialogue turns into something along these lines:
1. Right! I’m going to write a blog post. This should be relaxing. What should I write about? I can write about anything!
2. OH GOD. There are too many things to write about! I don’t know anymore!
3. I’ll write about something related to publishing.
4. Wait, no one likes reading those posts. I get more page views when it’s about books.
5. I should definitely write a blog about books.
6. I haven’t read any books lately.
7. I’ll write about something exciting that I’ve done lately… a publishing seminar, work, my research…
8. THESE ARE ALL TERRIBLE IDEAS.
9. I think I’ll have a sandwich.
10. Back from my sandwich, okay, let’s see. Oh yes, I know… I will read other blogs for inspiration.
11. I’m never going to write blog posts as good as these. I’m a failure!
12. 22 people viewed my post reviewing When God Was a Rabbit. I need to read another book.
13. I don’t have time to read another book.
14. I will just write something light-hearted. Oh, I know! I’ll write a list of something!
15. This blog post is born.