I work with WordPress all day. I have been since late 2005. I started using WordPress for what it was supposed to do back in the day: blogging. The more I started discovering the possibilities WordPress gave me, in terms of earning my living with it, the less I started blogging.
I’m guessing the decline in my blogging frequency started out as a preference to rather be working on building my business than randomly writing blog posts. But it could be I just got lazy and stopped bothering. Either way, I kinda stopped blogging. Not full stop, but very close.
So, I didn’t think I had to answer the question my good friend Chris raised a couple of days ago. I started skimming his post titled “Should I stop blogging?” and was quickly assured that Chris has no intention in stopping himself, but that he was, in fact, encouraging everyone to actually start blogging (again).
Which of course made me think about my own blog.
Chris sums up 5 lies we tell ourselves to not blog and even though my blogging certainly didn’t stop because of all of those 5 lies, I did resonate with Lie #1 and #2 and #3 to some degree and I think I need stop telling myself those lies.
Lie #1: We need to be inspired to write
I’m plenty inspired on a day to day basis, but I find it difficult to transport that inspiration into something I share here. In some way because I can’t be bothered, but on a deeper level I don’t know where to start. So, I’m going to start looking for ways to do just that. Transform my inspiration.
I guess you could see this post as a start(?) :).
Lie #2: We’re not great writers
Yeah, well, I’m really not. I love reading Zé‘s posts and I think I recognize a great writer when I see one, but I’m not one of them. But perhaps I don’t need to be quite that great? Not having English as my first or second language is definitely not helping me to find a proper flow (you should see how many times I have to rewrite a sentence just to get a flow), but then again, maybe I should just lower the bar some and just write. Just write.
Lie #3: We need something spectacular to share
This is definitely a lie I tell myself and one that I need to stop repeating. This one, much like Lie #2, just needs for me to lower the bar.
381 Words in, but what gives?
So, what I’m really saying here is that I’m
trying going to blog more. Instead of raising the bar high yet again and committing to a daily schedule like Chris, I’m keeping it light. I’m also not going the Karim road here either. I mean, two blogs a decade is nice and all, but that’s the schedule I was on there. Kinda. I’ve got to do better than that 😉 .
Blog at least once a week. Not just WordPress, because that’s too limiting for me, but anything that I find interesting. Maybe it’s a comment on someone else’s post or maybe it’s just me expressing … things. We’ll see.
Posting something here on is not a raison d’être so I do actually care what you as my audience are curious about and owuld like to see me blog about. In other words: I’m very curious of what you’d like to see me cover.
Whew, 577 words 😀