Why I blog everyday

Every once in a while someone feels overwhelmed by the sheer quantity of posts that I write and they leave a comment asking why do I do this. Or how. Or they even get a bit angry at me for punching the keys so much.

Isn’t this the idea? 

The dream is to write. To be able to write as much as possible. Also, the dream is to be able to inspire people and offer them the motivation they need to overcome certain obstacles, to feel as if they can conquer their circumstances and become who they want to be.

Also…

Consistency is key.

Anyone can write a blog once in a while. Anyone can procrastinate for weeks until they come up with just enough inspiration and energy to finish what they start. Anyone can find a bunch of excuses as to why they “forgot” to post for five months before coming up with new content.

Yeah, it’s not going to work for me.

I want to be great. I want it every single day for the rest of my life. Now, tomorrow, the day after that, and the day after that. I want it every day, always, forever.

How bad do you want it?

For the past six years, I have done nothing else but put in the work. Nothing can replace consistency and perseverance. Nothing.

You must punch against a wall until it turns into a door. Be able to do what others aren’t willing to do, to be able to persevere and deliver time and time again.

We all have twenty four hour days. No one has more time, no one will ever have more time. What makes the difference is how one uses that time.

Are you willing to write every single day for eight years before anyone even knows your name? That’s what I did, that’s why this feels like a blessing now. Being able to write, being able to present my thoughts to the world.

If I can influence just one person to overcome their fear, or offer them insight…

It’s the journey, not the destination. It’s the process, not the outcome.

You must fall in love with the work. With the grind. The sitting down at your desk because it’s time to write, not because you feel like it, not because, oh my, it’s been two weeks since I last posted.

If you’re not in it for the process, you’re going to lose. If you do not fall in love with doing it for the sake of doing it, you are going to quit.

Ask yourself, do you want it now? For a month? For a year? Or do you want it forever?

They say patience is a virtue. I am not the most patient man, but I also realize that patience is not just waiting for something to happen. It’s what you do while you wait that counts.

 

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56 thoughts on “Why I blog everyday

  1. Another excellent motivational post my friend …. this line had the same affect on me as did the line from the film Jerry McGuire ‘you had me at hello …’ still love that line. Yes we K9’s watch films also!

    “It’s the journey, not the destination. It’s the process, not the outcome.”

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  2. I am agreeing with each and every word you wrote out there. Consistency in writing is rare, priceless and I know not what the readers experience but I experience an inner satisfaction to have ended my day with another piece of literature to offer the world.

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    • Well, that’s the thing. You must write for yourself, because that is what you want to do. You write your piece, and then you must let it go. People can read it or not, can like it or not. That is not your main concern. Your main concern should be to just write.

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      • Yes, everyone deep down wants a recognition but if we look out for fame instead of the basic satisfaction that a writer achieves with the last fullstop, I think The world wouldn’t have seen great works like Harry Potter itself. Moreover, daily perseverance reflects the genuine inclination towards writing. The world say whatever, I shall write what my hand and heart has to offer. Some writings are for me, some for or about someone and many for a small change, I as a person would want to bring about this wide world.

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        • It is not impossible to write exclusively for oneself, but we do like to share our writing with the world. It’s a means to build a certain legacy, to leave something behind.

          And, yes, perseverance is essential. If you only write when you feel like it, it would be almost impossible to even finish something.

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  3. Hi Cristian,
    I think that if people don’t want to read what you publish then they just need to stop following your blog :)
    This post was very honest and accurate. I too post on most days and often multiple times each day, I get a consistent number of views/likes, which means people (lovely, lovely people) are reading what I write. When comments come back saying how they can relate to my writing, or that my poetry touches them, it’s the best feeling. I hope I can keep blogging consistently and keep inspiring people.
    Thanks for this,
    Karen.

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    • Yes, there’s that. They can always unfollow. This is my space on the web, and I can choose to write what I want, when I want, and how often I want. The same is true for everyone else, of course. Otherwise, the title of this post would have been, “Why I blog everyday and why you should to.” But that’s not the title of this post.

      Karen, I don’t like the word hope. Hope should be used when all else fails, when you reach rock bottom. That’s when you need hope. For everything else, you just need to want to do it. If you want to keep blogging, you will. If you truly want it, you’ll do it consistently.

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  4. Great post! I’m very new, but I am working myself up there to the daily writing. Consistency is the key. Also, as a newbie I would like to add that small goals have helped me. I started posting every Friday and now I’m doing Thursday and Friday. Baby steps, but practice will get me to the daily post. Congrats on your commitment and dedication! Looking forward to following your footsteps.

    P.S. I love your posts!

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    • Thank you for the compliment.

      And, yes, baby steps. Need to write a post ASAP about that. About goal setting, doing what you can with what you have, because waiting for the right conditions, or waiting to be the very best version of yourself, you’ll never get stuff done.

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  5. Indeed, we can’t sit around until the time is “right”. Is better to risk it and take the chance because there will never be a perfect time. I sat on my blog for half a year because I was waiting to be ready, but one day I realized it was just self doubt and we are never really ready. So, I went for it and published my first post!

    Looking forward to the baby step blog.

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    • We try to rationalize it, and it does make sense in a way. We’ve become really good at it, actually. We rationalize fear and self-doubt until it does not feel like that anymore; it feels like we’re just being realistic about our own abilities.

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  6. I’ve also felt overwhelmed and a little annoyed by how much you post in a day and by you pushing for money. I’ve considered un-following you bc of it…but, I don’t do it bc I can see your reasons behind it. We can show perseverance in other areas, and blog just a little less and still go after our dreams. Patience is actually a gift of the holy spirit, and can teach us a lot, without sacrificing our dreams. I see that you’re driven and you are a well written writer with good content and I hope your dreams come true. And thanks for addressing the issue. 😉

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  7. Exactly! We convince ourselves. Goes to show the power of fear. It tricks the brain so we don’t have to face what we are afraid of without feeling guilty. Actually, fear deceives us to the point that we end up believe that by not facing fear we are in control.

    Sorry, totally side tracked from your post topic. Well, not fully since fear may keep us from writing daily.

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  8. Wonderful post. Perseverance is so important, so is the how of continuing to write. Aiming to do better, focusing on how you can improve, these are also important. You learn from trying and even from the errors you make along the way.

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    • Thank you for your compliment. Yes, I do tend to focus a lot of perseverance, and ignore that you also have to always evolve. Doing the wrong thing over and over again is not much help. Maybe it’s a form of me being lazy. I prefer to simply persevere and try and try and try rather than revise the strategy. I do agree with you and I know that’s also important, but I also believe that you can get stuck in a way: always learning, but never applying what you learn. I also believe you can learn a lot from doing, so there’s that.

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  9. Brilliant post! I tend to blog when I stumble into pits of sadness but only very recently realised how much I enjoy writing consistently because it makes me so much more self aware of my feelings and having my own space on the web means I can do with it what I want to and I can share my stories and thoughts when I want to! It’s a great thing to have!

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    • Thank you for your compliment. And, yes, I suppose it is easy to write when in a bad mental state. It’s a way to escape reality. But it does become a habit, and that is what truly counts in the end. We are habitual creatures after all.

      And, yes, I agree with you. Having your blog and being able to write what you want and share those ideas and thoughts and experiences with others is indeed a great thing.

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  10. I feel the same way you do. I can’t think of anything that makes me as happy as when I am writing. I know that I often don’t get the feedback I would like. I do think it is giving a little of your soul away when you write…. but it is important to do what inspires you. I started writing way before WordPress… I like the freedom we all have here to express our thing!!!

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  11. I am writing every day, but I write a blog post only when I feel that I have something to say, and this might happen once a month, once at two weeks or once at two months. It doesn’t mean I haven’t finished a novel in the meanwhile or I haven’t written every day on my interactive pirate RPG story online.
    You are one who finds always what to say, so for you blogging every day is wonderful.

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