Getting over “first post” anxiety

Blogs are hard to keep up with. (Or at least, my brain assumes they are.)

I’ve been thinking a lot about making a blog. For YEARS. I love writing, and I have a lot to say. I wrote a semi-popular Medium article called “Fuck New Year’s Resolutions: Challenge Yourself to Take Back 1% of Your Day” and had a lot of fun doing it. But the idea of maintaining a blog was really intimidating for me… mostly because the nagging voice in my head is a real asshole.

What if I don’t write in it very often? Will people be disappointed? Angry? Will they even care? Will anyone read it? What if I post once and never post again? My brain expects failure before I even START.

So what can you expect to find on my ADHD blog?

Well, here are some of my ideas (for now):

    • Longer posts about my comics
    • Tips + advice
    • Listicles (“Top 10 ____”)
    • App reviews
    • Product recommendations
    • Popular tweet threads
    • Rants about my struggles + feelings
    • Personal anecdotes
    • Creative writing (poems, short stories)
    • Whatever the hell I feel like

We’ll see how this goes.

I have ADHD, so consistency isn’t my strong suit. This post is an experiment. I’m just trying it out. Some months I might post a lot; others I might not post at all. But at least I’ll have a place to capture my ideas that are longer than 280 characters.

 

per·se·vere (verb).
to continue in a course of action even in the face of difficulty or with little or no prospect of success.

I’m not going to put a ton of pressure on myself to make a content schedule or any kind of rigid structure. I know as soon as I do that, this whole thing is already over before it begins.

So… here’s to ripping off the Band-Aid.

 

Yours in perpetual distraction,
Love, Dani

 

 

 

P.S. This post was originally intended to say “Testing 123,” because I just wanted to practice some of the formatting options. And it somehow turned into an actual post LOL
P.P.S. In case you were wondering… yes, I am writing this post to procrastinate doing something else.

 

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11 comments

  • Jennifer MacCormack November 13, 2020  

    Good for you for ripping off the band-aid! Hope this brings you more joy than pressure.

  • Chloe November 13, 2020  

    Dani, you’re wonderful: )

  • Ben November 13, 2020  

    Your Twitter page is a goldmine for anyone who’s been diagnosed ADD/ADHD and your writing style just *makes sense*. Can’t wait to see what this becomes!

  • Doris Graner November 13, 2020  

    Best of luck – you’ve helped me so much in understanding my 33 year old grandson’s struggles. It’s been so enlightening. Bless you all

    • Gabe November 28, 2020  

      Hi Doris,
      This makes me so happy to read! I happen to be a 33 year old grandson with ADHD, myself. I can’t picture ANYONE in my family (other than my wonderful wife) spending their free time learning about what I go through. You’re a darn good grandma, and I hope your grandson tells you that every chance he gets.
      Sincerely,
      Gabe

  • Mark Christopher November 13, 2020  

    This is exactly why I fail to start SO MANY THINGS. Kudos on starting your blog!

  • PlateSpinner November 14, 2020  

    Hey, this is great! I’m excited for you and stretching yourself.
    I will bookmark this your latest endeavor and use this for motivation to do the same. I have a space where my blog fell apart. I rarely posted and then I eventually mothballed it but I’m looking to bring it back out.

  • Cilla November 14, 2020  

    Good on ya Dani – I’ve been a follower of yours for a while and find your stuff funny and that your first blog post title includes the word fuck means you’re my kinda gurl. I think I might have ADHD. My son has it (he’s 10). Still on that road to make the first move on seeking a diagnosis.

    Look forward to reading your stuff – but only when you fucking feel like it! 🙂

  • Dorsey McFadden November 14, 2020  

    Way to go! I’m launching a non profit storytelling collective just for adults with ADHD. Sites’s not done yet.

  • Alex Guerrero November 14, 2020  

    Oh Dani, congratulations! I’ve found your comics and comments insightful. I would love, as an avid reader, to hear about you. Your small victories, the little successes you constantly have. Your bad days and how you’re feeling resonate a lot with what I go through. Sending lots of hugs and light from across the pond.

  • Rewbs February 22, 2021  

    Hello ! I’m 15 years old and over the past two years I’ve started the process of being diagnosed with ADHD and so I’ve ended up doing a lot of googling and I just wanted to say that your comics have been super helpful and comforting for me. They’ve also helped me talk to my (non ADHD) parents about exactly what I’m going through, so thank you ! I really appreciate it and can’t wait to see more content 😀