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I am hoping for 365 of these

This must be a new notification from WordPress because in all my years I have never seen it before.

I like it. It keeps me going.

Is it possible to see this message every day for a year? Of course it is! But is it possible for me? I will have to see. There is nothing stopping me from posting daily other than my own motivation. Something that I admittedly struggle with however the more I post, the more of a boost it gives me and helps me to get the ball rolling. I want that ball to get as big as the one that almost screwed Indiana Jones over all those years ago. That is a ball that makes waves.

Blogging is like going on a long run. The first one isn’t easy. Not just whilst on the run, but to actually get out of bed and go for it in the first place. It gets easier over time, knowing what it feels like once we have achieved. That ‘feel good factor’ can be addicting and I feel it with blogging.

It is what I want to do in life. Be able to give my undivided attention to providing my thoughts in whatever way I can and not have to work another job in the mean time. Life is too short to work for other people and other peoples businesses. Not that I haven’t enjoyed the places I have worked, I do, but I am just not 100% satisfied. I would be much more satisfied in this life if I can express myself and give my thoughts and opinions on some of the biggest topics and questions we have in existence today, and make it a career. To have more free time to write a book and try to find ways to be creative and experimental. Travel has helped with this a lot. I am often free in my spare time and have time to write, but as I am constantly in new places, travel is the number one topic I write about right now.

But it won’t always be, as it hasn’t always been. Religion, politics, current affairs, morality, philosophy… you can find it all here amongst the 1000+ posts.

Some people have told me they wouldn’t want to blog full time. It may become boring or routine and therefore the passion dies. I understand this, but I honestly feel the passion wouldn’t die. It would become more of a passion with more responsibility to provide great posts and more time to do so.

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And with this I ask you, would you blog as a full time job (aka a paid blogger) if you could?

 


 

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30 replies »

  1. I can see how the blog streak counter might be encouraging for some people but would make me obsessed over not missing a day. Bit like the headspace app which gives badges for continuous daily use, I had to deliberately miss a day to take the pressure off myself!

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    • Haha, I see your point. I don’t mind a little pressure, I have found for me personally that it motivates me and is probably better than not having any pressure. If I don’t have any, I struggle to get things done!

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  2. I probably wouldn’t if it if were a necessity. It only feels satisfying when I actually want to write, if there were a big red notice on my desk pushing to put something out every day whether I had something so say or not, I probably wouldn’t be blogging much longer. I personally like that the blogging is dependent on me and not the other way around! (It’s probably just me though, because that’s pretty much also the reason I’m a computer science student and not an arts one! If someone were absolutely pushing me to do something and it didn’t seem so come from me, I don’t think I could do it!)

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    • You’re not the only one, looking through the comments most people wouldn’t like to either 🙂 I like the calendar, not because it is making me blog but it is motivating me to just do things. And for me that’s blogging 🙂

      Thanks Matt 🙂

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      • That’s amazing! 😀 (For all I know, that’s me covering up for how I can’t really stick to a schedule, although I like the spontaneity of blogging.) It’s amazing to be that motivated every day! 😄
        Though when I do blog, it’s a satisfying moment to see that post go up for sure! 🙂

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      • As long as it is working for you and you are happy, that’s the main thing 🙂

        It is a great feeling when the post is published, that little rush keeps me going for sure 🙂

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  3. Blogging is really fun, but I’m not sure I’d be able to keep up with being a full-time blogger. I’d try, and I’d certainly do my best if I ever came across such an ambition, but right now… I’m not sure what I could even blog about to make me a full-time blogger. I suppose in time I’ll find out more on diverse subjects and blog topics will come by so much more easily. I don’t think full-time blogging would be impossible to me… eventually 🙂

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    • I have found that over time finding things to blog about gets easier, because my brain is more stimulated and sharper the more frequently I type. I also get ideas for posts as I am typing one, and then I have another post in the works 🙂 But I also like to walk a lot and look around and see what could maybe be an inspiration.

      Plus I am sure over time you will have plenty of things to blog about, ideas will just flow and you never know, you might find something completely different to blog about in the future!

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      • Great advice and thanks for the encouragement 😊 i actually have days when i feel inspired enough to write eben 2 posts in a day (for several days in a row), and then i get this blank space where i’m only left with my weekend morning writing activity…
        But maybe you’re right! In the future i might surprise myself and end up blogging about something completely different. I wonder what that might be… 🤔

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