I’m going to be honest: there’s no “in between” when it comes to blogging.
You’re either in or you’re out.
And too often, people I know in fitness sigh to me, “I reallyyyyy should start blogging.”
Well shit. There’s a lot of things we all should reallyyyyy start doing. Like doing our taxes on time. Or finding Kate Upton’s cell number. Or seeing Black Panther. Or ending world hunger. Or installing nitro cold brew coffee taps nation-wide. Or making a photo collage of shirtless Cristiano Ronaldo pictures.
All of this is urgent stuff, no doubt. To that end, no amount of half-assing is acceptable when it comes to stuff we “realllllly should start doing.”
As Nike puts it, just do it. Again, you’re either in or you’re out.
And the same goes for blogging. Just. Do. It.
You see, blogging is its own monster. It takes time, creativity, passion, ideas, commitment, and curiosity. Oh, and knowing the difference between an adjective and adverb.
On a side note: adverbs aren’t your friend. <— writing tip ;-O
If you realllyyyyyy want to start blogging, you have to, well, want it. This isn’t a half-ass gig.
With that said, do this first: ask yourself, ‘do I truly enjoy writing?’
If the answer is no, this isn’t for you. Sorry.
And reverting the conversation back to the sigh, “I reallyyyyyy should start blogging,” if you feel this is more of an obligation than a calling, STOP RIGHT THERE. You’re not cut out for this.
To that end, blogging shouldn’t be a chore. Rather, it’s a gift – a gift to express your creativity and live through constant enchantment with creating ideas and content. It should feel magical.
However, there are other ways to blog without writing a ton, such as through video, social media content creation, memes/infographics, and shorter pieces. You just have to find what works best and what makes you want to grab life by the balls.
And if you’re confused as to whether you like writing or not, take a look at these books that will serve as an impetus for your writing career: