https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png 0 0 Penelope https://blog.penelopetrunk.com/cdn/home/pt-logo.png Penelope2022-06-30 06:55:262022-06-30 06:56:10How do you keep writing for so many years?
How do you keep writing for so many years?
When you got off from your blogging journey as you hit personal roadblocks, how did you get back on track?
I want to know how you keep writing over so many years despite so many life changes.
I’ve been blogging for more than twenty years. I’ve found that whether I have one million views a month or half of that, it’s always a challenge to get myself to write.
When I am not blogging, I’m unhappy and I have to write to be happy. I remind myself of that all the time. When I’m writing everyday, I tell myself I have to write higher quality, or everyone will stop reading me. When I write three great posts in a row, I get overwhelmed with the pressure of having to write another great post. And when everything is going great, I tell myself if I’m such a good writer then why am I writing a blog about careers and education? Why don’t I pick a topic like the meaning of life or something?
But after two decades of thinking like this I’ve decided that I’m on the right path if I love my blog community so much that I worry every day if I am helping people to connect. And I’m on the right path if I’m trying so hard to write well that I never feel like I’m writing my best.
Blogging only works long term if your blog helps you grow. And we only grow if we are failing. I mean if we aren’t failing then we’re doing something that’s easy for us. So, every day I am frustrated that I’m not doing things better on my blog, and every day I tell myself that it’s been worse. And I’ve been okay. And wake up the next day and try again to write.