Blah… this is something that I actually enjoy but takes a lot of effort and time. I have the worst luck with those types of activities. Blogging is going down the same road that the guitar and cooking have been going down for years. If I was doing everything I was supposed to, I might not have the time… but the thing is, I don’t do what I’m supposed to. 99% of the time I just waste time online with websites that are neither enjoyable, nor useful, to me. It’s just something that takes no effort and gives the air of being interesting, so it’s the default activity for me to do all the time.
I think the only way I can blog every day is if I do it at a specific time, and force myself to do nothing else at that time every single day. But I’ll also have to keep a running list of topics so I don’t just sit there wondering what to write about for the entire allotted time. Blah. Goals are so hard.
I have a long list of ideas for blog entries, and I always get very excited and start writing one of them. But when I get about halfway through or so, I just lose my motivation. So I have a whole bunch of unfinished entries and I don’t get to post too often.
Any thoughts on why this happens and how to fix it?
I’m actually starting to be very fascinated by career bloggers and it’s starting to be my dream. Not just because it’s enjoyable work and you don’t have a boss… but also because if I could become some kind of authority about my passions, I’d be meeting awesome people and trying new products for free left and right. Or at least that’s how I’d imagine it.
So that blog about my “personal growth,” I don’t think I’m going to continue to pursue it. It was a good idea, I think—I wanted to record a day-by-day journey from being mediocre to being a great person… so it was “Day 1: Finding a Medium,” etc. But it’s not really my passion so I don’t think I’d have the motivation to write in it every day. Who knows? Maybe I will… when I was really interested in personal growth and had hours of idle time one week (working in an office), I did write every day and I loved it.
Anyway, my REAL passion is making the world better, especially through veganism but also in general. That’s why I’m going to focus on these two blogs… my main focus will be the vegan one: http://lowbudgeveg.blogspot.com/ only because it will be much easier for me to network around that one, the other I’m not sure will have a niche. That one will be about making a better world in general, and my adventures on learning about how psychology can be applied to that and trying to start my own organization that will reduce apathy and help people make a difference: http://g2gexperiments.blogspot.com/
I would love to know what people think of the things I write! (or better yet find an interested reader)
Oh, by the way, I forgot to give the link to my blog… for anyone that’s following me… a lot of my goals on here will be included in it. It’s going to be pretty personal, so not too interesting unless you’re interested in other people’s personal growth… but I’m going to try to share what I learn in guide form when that time comes.
I’m proud of myself because I’m on my 8th day and I’ve written every single day, trying to do a different theme each day and not a flat recounting of my progress. Hope you like it!
Without further ado, here is the link: http://smileatthehorizon.blogspot.com
To record my personal growth. I want to write an entry every single day. So far I’ve been doing it but it’s only Day 3.
I am trying to get started. One is called “Experiments with Good” and it’s about what I learn/discover about how to make the world a better place. The other is called Low Budge Veg and it’s about how to live/eat as a vegan when you’re practically broke.
I would like to come up with at least one entry (from either blog) every day. If I can write one of each every day, that’s even better. I actually have long lists of ideas for both blogs, but I need to find the motivation to write entries (I have plenty of time too). I guess that motivation will come with lining up my priorities and getting over my depression I’ve been feeling lately. Well just wanting to succeed with this blog is one sign that I’ll have the motivation soon.