As some of you may have noticed, I’ve dropped my commitment to this blog or, rather, blogging in general. It’s been a tough call for me, but in the end, it was just too easy to ignore my nodes in the web.
It’s not that I don’t like blogging, or interacting with you all, because I do. As a matter of fact, I love it. I learn so much from everyone, I should be handing out chocolates every time someone comes by*.
And it’s not like I have completely abandoned my blogs. I’m still blogging, but not on any self-imposed schedule.
The thing is, generating content is hard. Generating good content is even harder.
If you get the Book Doctors’ email newsletter, then I’m sure you got the same article I did in which they posit that not all authors need a blog.
And I agree.
Not because we can’t generate good content (because we can).
And not because we can’t keep to a schedule (we can do that, too).
But because we can’t do both – consistently.
What To Do?
Well, you can set a schedule and stick with it. And there are hundreds of websites you can visit to get blogging-topics to help you generate content. But that’s not what this post is about, so I won’t bore you with lists and mantras to stick by. Besides, I’m sure you all are way better at this blogging thing that I am.
What I do want to share is this notion:
Blogging doesn’t have to be a chore or a guilt-ridden task.
How does one do that?
Easy. Peasy. Give yourself permission to flag. Allow your blog to wallow. Okay, don’t let it go completely fallow, but a little wallowing in the mud never hurt no body. Blog on an irregular basis on the topics you love.
I admit, this strategy will probably not get you noticed by, well, anyone, but it will take one thing off your plate and allow you to breathe.
Until next year, write guilt-free.
* When the techno-wizards figure out how to do that virtually…the sky’s the limit, baby!