I realize my posts the past few days have been pretty lightweight. It turns out that this writing a blog post a day is a lot more trying than I thought it would be. Not that I’m looking to excuse myself from this assignment. But it’s like a new exercise regime. The first few days, you head to the gym with gusto, and even though it is hard, you feel pretty proud of yourself for doing it.
But pretty quick, it starts to feel more like a burden. Another daily chore to be carried out. Though in this case it’s not the actual exercise that’s problematic, but coming up with something to write about. I mean, I can’t keep this up…blogging about how much I’m blogging is going to wear thin for both me and all my imaginary readers.
I have nebulous ideas floating around in my head, but when it comes time to sit and write them, they seem to float away like will-o’-the-wisps, ne’er to be captured. I was trying to avoid doing anything like an editorial calendar, but I think I’m going to have to, if only to ensure that when I’m ready to write, I definitely have something to write about. And then I need to force myself to to sit and write about, even if I find it uninspirational in the moment. That’s called being professional, right?
Speaking of being professional, I do have some paying work I need to tackle tonight, and maybe some creative work if I can keep my willpower focused.
And I really need to get myself back to the gym this week.