The blogpost before this one was the first in many months. In the intro of said blogpost, it said that I made a resolution to be more consistent with my blogging starting… a year ago. Ironically, that article was supposed to come out a month earlier than it eventually did. I finished writing the content for it in a day and thought that it’d be up for the internet to see in the next – but it wasn’t.
I did a bit of thinking after finally posting it and thought: “What went wrong?”
What stopped me from delaying the posting of an article that was essentially done?
And then I realized,
I wanted to be extra.
What that means for those of you not in on the meme culture (no shame in that, I don’t think it’s particularly “cool” either but it makes some words more fun at times) is that I wanted to add a bit more oompf to my blogpost. A small gif here, various screenshots there that I have to design; sure, these things would make the blogpost more visually appealing – engaging even – but doing that takes time.
Blogging has long been at the third or fourth of my priority list for the last three years and I have to recognize I don’t have time to put all that extra attention into each and every blogpost if I want to focus on the things higher up in the list. Living a healthier lifestyle, for example. I can’t do well in everything, and I have to pick my battles.
I enjoy writing though, don’t get me wrong. And I still want quality content injected into my blogposts. I love writing down what I think and sharing the lessons I’ve learned to help other people better; it’s why I started this blog in the first place. But I realized that I don’t have to be extra. That my words are enough. I just gotta get better at actually writing. Granted, that will prove to be another challenge in itself but at least I don’t have to leave the text editor to do it.
So I’ll be more consistent this time. One featured image and my well-written thoughts. I think that’ll be enough.
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It’s a challenge to reach your audience if they are more focused on images (short attention spans + the visual generation), but too much pictures tend to muddle the actual message.
That’s true. Thanks for the viewpoint, Monch! I felt the need to include those before as I write “how-to” articles so visuals would illustrate what I mean better. They just take time to make!
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