Even with the name change to reflect the nature of the blog (sporadic posting), there’s definitely something wrong with the way I do things here. Read any article on blogging, and they’ll tell you about posting often to build an audience and a brand, and I’m just plain ignoring that. This isn’t really a blog about any one thing (which is a problem any of the previously-mentioned articles will tell you), and that’s coupled with two problems:
The first is that I am, by nature, a fairly private person. I know that probably seems weird to say, given my online presence, but if you examine everything about me that’s out there, it doesn’t really go that deep. Regardless, there is a definite amount of resistance I need to overcome just to write something here (or anywhere public, for that matter).
The second problem, more directly related to blogging, is overcoming the mostly-subconscious, self-imposed expectation of having to posting something really great (which I imagine people whose blogs have an audience have), which grows worse the longer the silence gets. There have been things I could have written about and didn’t because I didn’t think I had the time to do it justice, or just forgot about it. Then there’s looking at the date of the last entry and thinking “wow, it’s really been a while – I need something to write about”, and then rejecting most of the ideas as “not good enough”.
I have the head-knowledge bit of overcoming this (just write something!), but is there a practical thing I can do to overcome this other than just “getting over it”?