Hello Everyone !
I’ve realized that I tend to go on long hiatuses !
The sad thing is that, not only do I feel shitty about not posting a lot on my blog, but I also immensely regret not doing anything about it. Well to be honest, the latter hurts more because knowing you are being unproductive and not doing anything about it is another level of lazy. Something that I am sick of ! Something that I desperately want to amend !
Well, enough with the self-blame! A tiny bit of introspection makes me realize that its not entirely about me being lazy because, honestly speaking, writing random stuff on this blog is something that I love. And I would undeniably jump at the idea of writing something new here. The problem seems to be ‘content’. I put quality at a much higher level than quantity. In other words, I do not want to be someone who churns out meaningless periodic blog posts just for the sake of it. I want to write good stuff. The thing is, every time I go back to read one of my blog posts, I find issues with it. Calling them mistakes would be harsh. But its more of a self-evaluation. I can’t help but think to myself, “Oh, maybe I should’ve written it another way” or “Hmm, this doesn’t make sense, what was I even thinking?” or “I should’ve structured the post better” etc. etc. Self critique is something which pushes me to be the best version of myself.
Another important thing I’ve realized is that I over analyze stuff. The Incredible Blogger Marathon Challenge, that I took up about 2 years ago, helped me hone my writing skills. I wandered into unfamiliar territory and it was something that I thoroughly enjoyed. I wasn’t sure at first, because I was unaware of what I would write about. But at the end, I must admit that it was an amazing experience and I was actually happy with the content I created.
So I guess what I’m saying is that I want to revive “The Drifting Satellite”, now more than ever. And for that, I must strike a balance between quantity and quality. I will definitely not go into a mindless blogging frenzy and set unreachable targets like one post a day. But I will also no longer keep waiting for my next trip (I already have many pending trips that I haven’t written about here) or some magical idea to initiate blog posts.
Some days, I may have great ideas for things to write about. Other days, I may need help and a push. But the key is being regular and writing better with each passing day.
Apologies for this rant, but it was something that definitely needed to come out.
I’m excited to see where this goes !