I’ve started writing my blog a few weeks ago and it’s been difficult to keep going.
When I was learning to draw a few years back I remember how tiring it was to draw ANYTHING. And when I started making designs for t-shirts even designing the shortest text was taking hours. Nearly 15 years ago I was learning to program and that too was so exhausting that I took breaks every few minutes but somehow I forced myself to write one small program after another.
Now drawing is fun and programming is my favorite activity. So I suspect that writing gets easier with time too. I just like to be reminded because it sure doesn’t look like it right now.
Seth Godin wrote:
For years, I’ve been explaining to people that daily blogging is an extraordinarily useful habit. Even if no one reads your blog, the act of writing it is clarifying, motivating and (eventually) fun.
I am waiting for it to be fun! I can’t wait for the day when I sit in front of my computer and instead of panicking I think: “I get to write another post, what fun!”
How long is it going to take for writing to get pleasant? Well, Seth Godin answers right in the title: The first 1,000 are the most difficult. He also says:
What I’ve found is this–after people get to posting #200 or beyond, they uniformly report that they’re glad they did it.
That seems doable — just 180 more to go until I am glad that I blog.