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.
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,
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.