I’ve been daily blogging for a long time, with a few reprieves here and there. What amazes me is no matter how long I’ve been doing it, I still enter phases where it’s hard but for totally different reasons than the previous struggle phase.

You get through one struggle and it’s easy. Then a new one comes and you smash through that one keyboard-pounding day at a time and it’s easy again. Rinse, repeat.

The current phase is challenging for a few reasons:

  1. I’m on Pacific Time this summer, and no matter how early I get up, I start the day behind a slew of emails and messages from ET people. I tend to the urgent ones and before long the day is in full swing, I have meetings, and I’ve got to find a slice of time and mental space to blog smack in the middle of it.
  2. I’m doing a lot of writing and idea working for Crash right now. Mental energy going into decks, articles, emails, and other writing-like work means I have little left over for writing a daily blog post.
  3. I’m Tweeting a lot more. This means ideas get an immediate outlet in a Tweet or Tweetstorm, and the blog is left with less to work with.

Still, every day I make myself sit down and hammer out a post, I walk away feeling like I added to my personal value by 0.001%. Whatever else happened that day, I’m not stagnating, I’m compounding my worth. Whatever else I experiment with, I’m not quitting or bailing on my commitment to daily blogging. It’s a damn good feeling.