Well, there are three things I’ve learned from my first two weeks of “serious” blogging.
First, my service provider will fail at times. This will screw up my posting and sometimes my existing content. When it happens, fix it and get back on the horse.
Second, life will sometimes interfere with creativity. Sometimes, this interference is a good thing (as when my son is home), other times, not so much (as when I get sick). Having a backlog of posts written ahead of time will help with this, to an extent, so far as keeping content flowing. Still, the backlog will run out, and it’s time to get back on the horse.
Third, if I want to do this as a serious creative project, it means that I can’t do it only when I feel good, or only when life allows me spare time, or only when my various technical issues are running more-or-less smoothly. It means I do it on a schedule, whether I feel like it or not, whether I can publish that day or not. Whether I can meet my ideal of five posts a week or not. And when I fail at any of those goals, it’s time to get back on the damned horse.
I have noticed that there’s a single solution to all these issues: Get back on the horse. Don’t brood on failure, don’t lament the lack of time, and don’t obsess about the word count or the number of comments or anything. Just write, publish, and get on with it.
C’mere, horse. Nice horsie…