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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9 comments

  • Jennifer MacCormack November 13, 2020   Reply →

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

  • Chloe November 13, 2020   Reply →

    Dani, you’re wonderful: )

  • Ben November 13, 2020   Reply →

    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   Reply →

    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

  • Mark Christopher November 13, 2020   Reply →

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

  • PlateSpinner November 14, 2020   Reply →

    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   Reply →

    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   Reply →

    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   Reply →

    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.

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