So, I kinda blogged daily lately. I didn’t quite enjoyed it as much as I thought I would. Two and a half reasons:
- It would always be an afterthought in the day. I would only remember I hadn’t written right before bed. Doing something in this setup was always unpleasurable. Yes, yes, I know. Make habits and whatnot. Still, that’s how it went so far.
- I really didn’t like not polishing my writing. I like to edit my stuff. I don’t always get to a perfect state but at least I get somewhere where it’s readable. However, doing it everyday would eat up a sizable chunk. In most shorts I’ve written and let myself edit them, I took about fifteen minutes to write and one hour re-reading, correcting mistakes, moving ideas around to have a better reading flow, etc. Editing. This is not really a sustainable pace.
- The half reason is not having a subject before writing. This bothers me but hasn’t been much of a hinderance. Every time I let my thoughts flow into sentences, a pattern — and therefore a topic — emerges quickly. Still, it bothers me because I like to write stuff that deserves to be written about, not just some random ramblings. We all have twitter for that.
Still, I mustn’t let this deter me from writing. I still believe I have to exercise my writing skills and express my opinions more frequently. However, the “short article a day” method wasn’t helping me that much. I have to devise a new rhythm for myself. Without making any promises, I’m aiming for 2 articles a week. It’s more important to keep the flow than to have a rigid method.
Let’s see how this goes.