After a stint of furious blogging (well, for me anyway), I’ve been finding it hard to do a post at all. I didn’t feel like I had anything to say. I’ve heard it argued that if you give yourself the goal of posting once a week, you’ll find something to say. But I’ve watched others who make it a regular habit, and I would have to say that not everything they post really needed to be said. Maybe for them it did – I guess I shouldn’t really judge their efforts. But for me, I want whatever I write to be worthwhile. I don’t want to create a post just because I promised myself I would.
Yes, there is something to be said for consistency of timing. I would prefer to be known for consistency of (or at least above average) quality. I hope to limit the number of times someone comes to read my blog and thinks, “well, that was sure a waste of time”. No, it is unlikely that all my posts will be relevant or helpful to everyone who reads them. But if I don’t personally think I have something to say, then I’ll abstain.
That is what has been on my mind for a long time now. I felt like I was ducking a responsibility. and then my great friend Trisha Liu shared a Tiny Buddha post about respecting ourselves, listening to our instincts and NOT doing things just because we “should”. And I’m voting for affirming myself on this one. Waiting till I feel I have something worthwhile to share. Respecting myself, and therefore also my audience and their time.