I don’t post on Instagram for the likes or the follows. Sure, that’s nice and all because we’re all seeking affirmation in one way or another (shameless plug: follow me!). But the way I see it, my feed captures those highlight moments for me to look back on and reminisce; to see where I’ve come from. This is a little less so now that Assistant for Google Photos does all of the things, but I digress.
What does this have to do with blogging? It’s my whole reason for blogging at all.
I’m pretty confident that I’m not going to post some life-altering content, obtain millions of followers, become an internet celebrity, or ever be referred to as the expert of a specific field. So what’s the point of a blog at all?
Milestones. Looking back at where I’ve been and how far I’ve come. And if something I post happens to help someone along the way, that’s just icing on the cake. Not to mention, like I’ve said before, this whole thing is strangely therapeutic. As someone who likes to process ideas externally, writing is an avenue that helps me cull the fluff and focus on what really matters.
So here’s my plan to blog:
No pressure, no schedule. I’m not going to commit to blog twice a week or anything, but rather when inspiration strikes or when something noteworthy occurs.
Any and everything. The opposite of what a good blog should be. My plan right now is to post about family, product management, game development, music, home improvement, software, and anything else that is a part of making me who I am.
Kill perfectionism. I’ll usually run with an 80% good idea, but when alone and left to my own devices I’ll pine over the smallest detail for hours. It’s why I’ve planned on this kind of blog before and never executed - I was afraid I would say something stupid so I kept watering down my content into what I thought people wanted to read. And it still wasn’t great, so bump that.
Easy enough, right? We’ll see.