Here is a funny thing about writing. When I was writing a blog post every single day, never missing a day for over a year, I had plenty of topics to write about. Each and every time I sat down to write, something came to mind and I began to write. I did not experience writer’s block. I enjoyed writing. It energized me and I felt great.
Recently, I have missed a few days. With each day that passed, it became more and more difficult to think of a topic, more and more difficult to type more than a sentence or two without deleting, more and more difficult to write a post. I don’t seem to be able to get started. I stare at the screen. Instead of adding up as time goes by, the number of ideas decreases. I have writer’s block. I dread the time I spend staring at the computer screen, writing a few words and then erasing them, trying and trying to think of something worthwhile to write.
I think there is less pressure when I write every day. I am just jotting my little thoughts down for the day. If I am disappointed in a post, or if I think a post is a dud, it’s no big deal because there will be another chance the next day. After a few days without writing, I start worrying about the quality of a post. If I am only writing one post in a week, it had better be great. That is such a stressful thought.
I like writing my little daily posts. I want to go back to the happy feeling of words flowing out of my fingers and onto the computer screen. So, even though I haven’t written a post in several days, I am thinking of this post as an ordinary daily post. No pressure. No stress. Just a few little thoughts.