I treat this site more like a journal than a blog lately. I pick one thing out of my day that I want to talk about and I talk about it briefly, without any specific goal to provide value to anybody. My favorite posts have been ones in which I write out an update on what I’ve been thinking about lately, highlight some changes in my life, and just speak from my mind.
I initially decided to blog every day for a year as a challenge to myself. It was challenging stringing together a post each day and crafting a useful message using words. I love writing, and I always will, but I’m starting to get bored with this medium. Every time I write a book I get sick of writing for a while too. I just need a break every once in a while. The phrase too much of a good thing is a bad thing seems relevant here.
Over the last few weeks, publishing a blog post has felt more like a daily chore than a daily challenge. When I’m not feeling like blogging, which is most days recently, I’ll spend 5 minutes on my phone to write a tiny little post about something from my day without putting much thought into it. When I do that, I’m going directly against one of my biggest core values which is don’t half-ass anything.
It’s not that I’m tired of creating things, quite the opposite actually. I’m creating more than I ever have — just not on my blog. I’ve shifted my focus largely to media, creating videos for clients and doing photography for fun. I’m practicing my filming and editing skills as I fuse them with my business knowledge to create a media company. I’ve never created at this level before, and somehow it seems like my blog is getting in the way.
I’m excited to document the process of building my media company with you, but the head of my creative energy has been deep into visual media. It doesn’t make sense to focus on writing every day when I could accomplish the same thing (documenting my progress and creating every day) in a way that also allows me to practice the thing I’m most focused on right now, visual media.
Luckily, when I committed to blogging for a year straight, I left it a bit open-ended. It’s not a “blog every day for a year” challenge, it’s a “create every day for a year” challenge. The goal is to create and publish something every day for a year, whether it’s a photo, video, blog post, podcast, or something else entirely.
I’m not exactly sure what this will turn into yet, but I know I’ll be changing it up a little bit. I’m going to let this feeling sink in for a few days before I decide what’s going to happen. Stay tuned, because big things are happening.
It’s been really fun writing this post!