Most days when I sit down to write, my blog post is all written in my head. I’ve been pondering it for a few days, looked up some Bible verses to go with it, maybe searched Pinterest to see if someone has written something similar.
By the time I sit down at my laptop, the words flow pretty easily from my brain through my fingers, stopping at my heart along the way.
Today is not one of those days.
Today it is hard. I’ve been writing all week for the More Than A Blog course and I feel like I am all written out. Like I’ve used up all my words.
It’s days like today that I need to remind myself of these things. Maybe you need to remind yourself of some of them as well.
1. The fact that I’m writing at all is success.
2. There is no such thing as a perfect blog post.
3. Facing up to something hard and doing it anyway can be an act of worship.
4. Starting is always the hardest part. So just start.
5. Admitting you aren’t perfect and sharing your struggles connects you to people.
6. One little bit of positive feedback is enough to …. I don’t know. It’s just enough.
7. When you’d rather die than let someone else read what you’ve written, you’ve written something good.
8. Putting it off until the last minute does not make it any easier. But sometimes it makes it better.
9. Every post is different. Every idea has it’s own structure. Trying to force it into the “5 Essential Pieces of a Blog Post” may ruin it.
10. Doing something unexpected is risky. But risk makes your heart beat faster. It’s good cardio.
11. Being persistant is not the same as being stubborn.
12. Just because it’s hard this week doesn’t mean next week will be worse.
13. I take #4 back. Finishing is just as hard as starting. Finishing well is even harder.
14. There are more words in me. I’m not done yet. God’s not done yet. You’re not done yet.
Share your favorite quote about writing. Is there something that inspires you to keep going when it’s hard?