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.

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  1. Penelope Trunk
    Penelope Trunk says:

    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.


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