I know that a large part of running a successful blog is consistency and regular productivity. I mean, it’s not hard to understand that if there is no new content, there are no new (or recurring) readers.
This something I really struggle with in regard to my blogs. My other blog, showcasing (lol) my poetry usually goes in fits and starts. I will get in a groove and write one or two poems a day for about a week and then peter out. Ha! Story of my life. Really the only creative endeavor I managed to sustain longer a few months was my band back in college — and as the leader of a band of misfits who were generally partying pretty hard ALL the time, that’s a difficult project to sustain. But there was something about the rush of playing live in front of people that kept me driving until people graduated and started moving away.
Now a days (20 years later), I find after an 8 hour day at work, the idea of sitting down and thinking through a post to a blog — a post that is insightful and informed — is really a daunting idea. It takes work — and while I am not currently overly depressed, though it is getting toward that part of the year — I just find myself having a hard time committing.
How can I get the motivation to post daily? Or every other day? How can I force some sort of consistency and discipline? If anyone has any ideas, let me know.
Though I think this is a big part of people’s lives with mental disorders, be that depression, ADHD, bipolar, or whatever. We get grand ideas to do something important (and I do see this blog as important), but seem to let these projects fade away. This upsets me, because it feels like failure, it feels like I might as well do nothing — just sit in my lazy boy and watch TV. Waste those hours, because even if I try to use them productively, I will probably just give up on what I started before too long. So why bother?
So, I will try my best to keep posting to this blog — including doing some research about men issues relating to mental health — and hopefully help some people in process by raising awareness that men deal with these issues in their own way. Often silently and alone, even when surrounded by people that love them.
Until next time, stay safe and take care of yourself — 🙂