Have you ever felt like you were wandering without purpose?
That’s kind of where I am right now. I’ve been hanging on for dear life to the blogging habit with the Daily Haiku; the problem is, I realized how much of what I was doing with haiku was wrong, and I started tuning up my method, and then I just burned out.
That’s not good for a writer.
I’ve been writing steadily on this blog for about a year now, and the list of worries I either gnaw at or kick to the curb with some clever sort of dodge seems to center around a few items:
- time to write,
- appropriateness of content,
- the deceptive nature of the blog’s name,
- faddish topics and periodicals that fall by the wayside, and
- getting followers, likes, views, and shares.
Oh yeah, and:
Now — in a flash it seems — the blogging habit has vaporized after about a year. That seems to be the life expectancy of any hobby I pick up; but I don’t really want to let go. I don’t want to stop posting.
I’m gonna keep on keepin’ on, because (my dear readers) I want this. I want it so bad.
On the other hand, I have a job interview tomorrow; will this give me more time to blog at long last? Stay tuned to find out. Wish me luck!
Have you ever experienced sudden doubt after a fairly strong year of blogging? Dips in creativity? General lack of motivation? Let’s have that conversation in the comments.
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