As is quite obvious to the three or four people who may have been to my blog, I don’t blog very often. I seem to go through phases where I will blog once a week or so for a month then go months without even looking at my page. I was thinking this morning about why I don’t blog, even when I have ideas for post, then realized, why not make it a post!
- Photos – I don’t like posting with photos. I don’t know why, it’s just a thing. A lot of the time my posts are mostly photos. I have been wanting to do a post about the concert I went to June 20th but I just don’t want to spend the time cropping and resizing them. Seems like such a small thing but I don’t seem to have the attention span to do it. This is probably the biggest reason a lot of my posts don’t get done. The other problem is when I want to blog about something and I don’t have the picture
– There are many times when I start typing but lose interest part way through or dislike the way it sounds. I have a bunch of drafts that are only one paragraph. Sometimes I get one sentence in and lose interest or motivation. I have one post right now with the title “Wholey Crap A Blog Post” with the sentence “I couldn’t think of a title, but I think I’ve actually figured out something I’d like to do with this blog”, that’s it. I don’t even know what I meant by that anymore and it was only two weeks ago that I wrote it.
– Basically I think everything I write sounds stupid. I’ve always had confidence issues, so it’s not really surprising. A lot of the time I think I’m writing too much. This is one that I’m working on. Maybe that was part of the point of the post I mentioned in the point before this. I want to make this blog somewhere I feel comfortable saying whatever I want. We’ll see how that goes.
– This is the root of all of my problems. I’m too lazy. It’s pretty simple really. In most cases, with most things, if I can get myself started I’m good, but getting started is the hard part. The fact that I got this post started and kept going is a feat (in the smallest sense of the word). Part of it is also working full time, when I get home it’s basically dinner time and then I just want to relax.
I really do have so many post ideas and I really do want to be a blogger (even if it’s only my friends that read it). I’ve thought about just letting it go, but there’s no harm in holding onto my blog even if it’s not getting used. Maybe one of these days I’ll go through a phase that’s longer than three weeks and get some quality posts up. Who knows. For now I’m not committing to anything. But hey, I got a blog post up so that’s something right?