I think it was almost a year ago when I thought it might be fun and, maybe, profitable to start a blog about something other than real estate which is normally my day, night and weekend job. I like to write but, to be honest, sometimes it’s damn hard to think of things to write about. This is especially true when you write for more than one blog and you don’t want to be redundant and spread a bunch of duplicate blogs posts everywhere.
I still write for three blogs, if you count this one, and coming up with original thoughts and ideas is a lot harder than it looks. Sometimes I get a brainstorm while I’m driving in my car or just as I crank back the recliner to “rest my eyes” for a bit. Neither one is ideal for pulling out the notepad to write down the idea or pull out the iPhone for the recording app. A lot of times that great idea appears and, just as quickly, disappears.
Then there is the discipline of writing. Sure, when the ideas are flowing it’s easy. When they’re not, it’s easy to let the writing go and, as the saying goes, use it or lose it. The longer I stay away from posting something the easier it is to procrastinate and rationalize.
The formula is simple enough:
It’s following the formula with anything that looks close to dedication that presents the challenges. I’m determined to give it a shot, though. That means sometimes the posts will be Pulitzer material and sometimes they’ll be trash. The best part is you get to pick which is which.
Are you willing to play along?