This has by far been my most active month on this blog in a long time. I’ve always made excuses when it comes to writing here. I say I don’t have the time or I’ve been busy. I say I’m drawing a blank and I don’t know what to write about.
Making the Time
There’s never enough time to do anything. As I said earlier, these are just excuses. Why is it that I can make time to study something that’s useful? I can make time to work, I can make time to listen to a friend. But, when it comes to writing, I say I don’t have the time.
It’s simply that I have not had the urge to make the time. Even though writing this blog is something I love doing for myself, I haven’t been doing it enough. I’m not putting myself first.
I’m not going to do that any more… I’m going to make the time. For every other aspect of my life, I’m of the opinion that anything worth doing should be done well. This blog shouldn’t be any different.
I should either make a serious attempt or shut it down.
Since I decided not to pick a niche for this blog, it often happens that I feel like there’s nothing worth writing about. Call it writers block or a lack of ideas. Sometimes, it seems everything worth writing about is also already taken.
But, this month, I found a number of things to write about. So what’s changed? Nothing really. I started looking to turn ideas into pieces of writing. Let’s just say, I put my “content goggles” on.
The more I write, the easier it is for me to get the words flowing more often. So, writing is also all about practice. I already knew this but, I don’t know why I never took my own advice.
Flow State Doesn’t Always Work
One thought I want to leave you with is the “flow state” or “getting in the zone”. For some people, getting in the zone involves having a set schedule. May be they are morning people and they do their best work first thing in the morning. For me, that’s a challenge. I need to get to work in the morning and I barely have enough time to put on lipstick.
So this getting in the zone doesn’t always work. I write where I can, when I can. I used to think that I need my laptop to write or I’ll do it when I get home. Turns out by the time I’m home, I’m just too tired. So I’ve started to put paragraphs to together whenever I can. On my phone, on my iPad, throughout the day. So the most of I have to do by the end of the day, is edit and post.
Getting into a flow state to write is not essential. If you really want to write, you can do it anytime, anywhere.