The Trap of Becoming a Reactionary Blogger – My Struggles with Inspiration

In my years writing online in various forms, I go through a familiar cycle of behavour. One that begins with passion, an urge to do something creative, something different and to say something worth saying. From there, I eventually use up all my great ideas and start to struggle for inspiration. When I eventually start to feel like I’m writing out of obligation rather than because I want to, I end up falling off the wagon.

Thankfully, since January of 2018, I have managed to stay clean and keep up writing on a regular basis without taking another extended break. In fact, I have managed to increase my output to levels I’ve not managed to do since I was running a news site with a few friends years ago.

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My Ideal Writing Environment and How I Need To Do Better

I woke this morning a whirlwind of productivity. With everyone else either at work or still in bed I had the peace of quiet of solitude to get caught up on how embarrassingly behind schedule I am, esspecialy considering I’ve not been at work all week.

Cut to a few hours later, when people started coming home from work, or getting out of bed, and my drive suddenly flew out of the front door. I found myself sat there, struggling to string two sentences together as people milled about around me, making themselves breakfast or vacuuming.

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Personal blog – New Year’s Resolution

I don’t write about myself too often, I suppose it feels a little self-indulgent. You could argue that this entire blog is built on me being self-indulgent. You’d probably be correct too which is why I’m breaking a whole bunch of my self-imposed soft rules and trying something a little different in 2019.

The second of those rules (after not writing about myself) is that I don’t make new year’s resolutions. This has been something that has been with me since I can remember. Waiting for a new year to roll around in order to make some change about yourself seems like you’re setting yourself up to fail.

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