Sometimes I get home from work and I think, “ugh, I don’t want to update my blog.” Sometimes I wake up at ten in the morning and think, “ugh, I don’t want to update my blog”.
I still force myself to update.
I think finally getting part time employment has done something magical for my blog writing habits. It’s not just that people expect me to update, but it’s the rewarding feeling I get afterwards.
Does my back hurt from pulling an eight/seven hour shift when I’m not used to it? You’d better believe it. Do I really want to wake up in the morning just to make a few silly graphics for a fandom blog? No, but college conditioned me to be a morning person. College is why I can wake up at early hours of the morning, shovel down a bowl of cereal and survive an eight hour morning shift at work with the assistance of Doritos and Mountain Dew. It’s why I’m in bed at ten and able to rise by five/six in the morning effortlessly.
I’m not saying you have to wake up at absurd hours, but when you open up a blog, you put a lot of responsibility on your shoulders. If you play your cards right, yeah you’ll get followers. However, with followers comes great responsibility; and with great responsibility comes dedication, meaning you will likely be blogging when you least like it. The key is to keep the fingers moving, to keep posting.
The end reward of posting, even when you don’t want to, is a sweet reward.