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To Write or Not to Write

Writing random things is harder than I thought. I think I just not able to really let go yet. I still want it to be “good”, while I don’t put enough time and energy to focus on this blog everyday. And so that is how this blog is left without update for more than a month.

I have to say that this is not the only place I find it hard to write. I think my writing muscle is getting weak. There is no cure to it except to write more on daily basis.

Like they said, if you want to be a writer, the most important thing you need to do is write, write, write. Than of course as the fuel to it you need to read, read, read. Read books and whatever outside books. It just like an athlete needs to keep practicing and eating healthy food.

It needs effort and commitment (to write, to do anything that last). I’ve been failing it for so many times, I know. But, hey, i write today. Let’s start from there (I think I should change the blog name into “Starting Over”).

Whatever. The question for me now is: To write or not to write.

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To Not Miss Another Week

I hate it when I missed a week.

When I first start out this blog, I made a commitment to blog once a week. I did that in the first few months, than I start skip a week. A week turned into two, than it becomes good enough if I even blogged at all in a month.

I just start to blog more often in December last year. I manage to blog at least once a week since. Until last week.

I mostly blog about reviews lately. As I also intend to read more books this year and even made this book list, the blog is starting to filled with my own version of book review.

I have fun blog about that as much as I enjoy reading more books. The problem is, I’m getting to rely on it too much. I want my blog post to be more varied. Books could be a big part of it but I don’t want to only blog about it. I want to write about other stuff but then each week, I went like, “I have no idea, just review this book first”.

Then came this around 700 pages biography of Steve Jobs. I haven’t finished reading it last week, so book review is not an option. There goes the easy way out to keep updating the blog every week. 😀

I’m still reading the book right now (it’s been a very busy week, I don’t have as much time or energy to read as usual), so no book review again this week. The good thing is, I get to blog about something else this time. Yay! Haha..

I still figuring out what I want this blog is going to become. Let’s hope I’ll find it in the process of blogging every single week. The answer is always in the journey anyway right?

The plan is: To not miss another week.

“It is good to have an end to journey toward; but it is the journey that matters, in the end.” (Ernest Hemingway).

After Another Week

It took me years to finally make a website for my blog. It took another week to publish my first post and another week to publish the second one ;p

To keep a blog alive, you got to keep blogging.

Every blogger have their own post frequency.  Some publish one post everyday, some even write more than one post each day, some three times a week, some once a week, some a lot longer than that.

There are of course some blogs that only updated once a month or even being abandoned for months before there’s finally another post. A new blogger are usually excited about their blogs and update it everyday, one or more post each day. Then after the excitement level went down, because of some distractions in life, busy with so many other things, not in the mood to make another post, or simply not interested anymore, some of the new blogger then begin to reduce their post frequency and some even left their blog to death.

It’s not weird or anything. It’s very common actually.  People change. Maybe blogging is not for them anymore, maybe they have a different priorities now, maybe they just need to have a break.

Well, I’m a new blogger, who start with a lot of fears and a timid step. One of my fears is not having any idea what to write about.  But I want to keep my blog alive (as many other new bloggers intended to do I assume :p).

The key, I believe, is to keep the rhythm, to choose a post frequency and commit to it.  I don’t want to publish a dozen posts a day for my first days blogging, but then not updating my blog at all for weeks.  I realize that one post a day is too much for me right now. So, I will publish one post each week for a start. It’s pretty hard for me to commit to even that for now.  But I’m not even gonna try, I will just do it.

And this is my second post. After another week 😉