Blogging is an interesting endeavor. You put a blog up, customize your template, and start writing about stuff. At first it is fun, and the ideas come quickly. But soon the realization hits that to be a blogger means posting on a regular basis.
I’ve seen so many blogs pop up and then slowly fade away as writing becomes a chore and the writers lose interest.
Set Godin has an interesting post today about Have To vs Get To. He was asked if blogging everyday is intimidating or a chore, he replied…
I view it as something I get to do. I spend most of my blogging time deciding what not to post.
The best work, at least for me, is the stuff you get to do. If you are really good at that, you’re lucky enough to have very little of the have to stuff left.
When blogging becomes a Have To pastime, it’s not to long until the posting stops, and the blog is one of the millions in a frozen state of attrition.
As I near my three year mark in this phenomenon of online journalism, I am thankful that like Seth, I get to blog today.
I had an experience earlier in the week, where my web host had a network problem all day. I couldn’t login and my blog was offline for hours. It’s funny how you take things for granted until they don’t work.
I am thankful to be back online and to be able to write again. There are so many things to explore, people to communicate with, and ideas to share.
Thanks for joining in this thing we call blogging!