Why I Write These Blogs

Daily blogging requires 2 skills: writing and overcoming perfectionism.

June 14, 2023   •   2 min read  

Writing blogs seems like a pretty simple task.

I started this blog for a few reasons - clearly not notoriety or wealth.

Is blogging even considered a glamorous or venerable activity?

Part of why I started this blog is to test myself and my capabilities.

Not only as a writer but as someone that strives to create.

Whether it be videos, podcasts, habits, friendships, or lifestyle improvements - they all suffer from resistance.

I enjoy the process of coming up with an idea and crafting something from nothing.

Already, after a little more than a week of writing daily I find myself challenged in several ways.

It takes time to write, edit and find supportive images. Probably more than I had anticipated, but that alone is not enough to slow me down.

I am choosing to write daily because I want to improve my writing ability, of course.

But more importantly, I want to overcome this demon of perfectionism and self-analysis.

If I were to only write and publish once a week, I would inevitably create a dozen of excuses to delay the work, procrastinate, and extend deadlines.

I can’t allow myself to hand over that much control to resistance. If I only publish once a week, I will quickly find myself publishing 0 things each week.

I face this same battle on my YouTube channel, which has suffered the same blow over the last 5 years.

Month-long spurts of inspiration and action, followed by half-year hiatuses.

For me, pushing perfectionism to the side and creating with speed is my only path forward.

If I force myself to publish and upload every day I can begin to eliminate any chance for hesitation to enter the equation.

I can focus on the job at hand, complete it to the best of my ability in the time available and move on with the day.

That is why I write these blogs.

Not to be a great writer in the next month or year, but to have a daily practice of redefining how I think about perfection.

If you deal with the same limitations, here are a few things that helped me get started:

  • Spend a week and dedicate 30 minutes a day to ‘the thing’
  • Invest a small amount of money you can afford to lose into ‘the thing’
  • Create some low-level stakes around ‘the thing’
  • Tell others what you’re doing and be accountable to your vow

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