The State of the Blog

So, shockingly, I’ve been keeping up with posting daily for about three months now. You can probably tell from the state of the some of the posts that it’s not easy to keep thinking of new topics without retreading the same ground over and over again.

Hopefully, that’s about to change, as I have actually started drafting and might be able to write about that process, as well as revision and whatever comes after, rather than more “development” posts. But I’m trying not to count my pages before they’re written.

You may have noticed my attempt to stabilize the posting time for each day, at 9am. I am writing the posts the day before in order to facilitate this, but I could post them at any time the next day. For some reason, the morning makes the most sense to me, but if anyone has an opinion about that, please let me know!

Also, I’m working on writing shorter posts. Sometimes a topic gets away from me and I feel I have more to say, but I think shorter posts are a little more reader-friendly (and writer’s-time-friendly). So I’ll probably continue that trend.

My personal “introvert” posts are some of my most popular, and I’m thrilled by that, but I’m always a bit nervous about posting such honest information about myself. I really try to examine myself with every bit of self-awareness and truth that I can muster, but I don’t really have a lot of “answers” for people struggling with introversion and social anxiety, especially for myself. Not that I have answers about anything, let’s be real here, but it’s harder to reach that detached pretend-to-know-it-all tone when it’s about my daily life.

And if it ever seems odd that I post a lot of “you should write like this,” posts when clearly I have not finished writing anything, I just want to clarify that the “you” in those posts is always me. I don’t know, it helps to step outside myself that way and encourage myself like the writing books I’ve read my whole life. And I’m enough of a narcissist to talk to myself on the internet, so that’s fun.

I just want to thank all of you out there who have read any of my posts, even in an accidental or self-punishing way. I’m definitely still learning and growing as a writer and a blogger, and I always try to keep the mindset of writing for myself first and foremost as an exercise—but the purpose of the internet is to share with others, so it wouldn’t be the same without the “others”—you. For every comment, like, and anonymous page view, thank you. 😀

I’ll keep writing, and blogging, and drafting (yikes!), and we’ll see where it all goes. Probably nowhere, because that’s my life, but you never know…

Optimism!

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About J. Sevick

Just write.
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