An Identity Crisis

Sea Ice Patterns

I encountered this problem before with my blogging.

I ran out of ideas. I didn’t know what I should write about next, so what did I do? I kept writing and rewriting the same thing over and over again.

Was I going through the motions? I was certainly getting repetitions in. Which had been my goal at one point. Frankly, it is still a goal now.

But I don’t want to go down that same path. I want to have something to write about that’s worth writing about and reading (for me).

Theodore Roosevelt once said that “Comparison is the thief of joy. ” And I couldn’t agree more with Ol Teddy right now.

I’ve just come from reading two very impressive blogs.

One best selling author (for 5 years/since his book came out) and the other a HIGHLY regarded titan in silicon valley.

I went back and read some of James Clear’s early blog posts from 2019.

This man keeps things short and sweet. The template is genius, 3-2-1? 3 of his ideas, 2 quotes, and 1 question for the reader!!! Fucking genius

Why couldn’t I have thought of that!?

And the other is a very basic and unique blog that run by Paul Graham.

Paul Graham created the first web app, and was one of the founding members of Y Combinator.

His blog is filled with ESSAYS (amongst many other cool things, please check it out if you have some time to kill).

Well researched and thought out essays that range from a programming language he created to the importance of reading…not your typical blog posts.

What I’m getting at is that I’m having an identity crisis for my own blog.

I’ve been in the blogging game for an entire week now, and I’ve yet to figure out exactly what my blog is…(STFU & get your ass back to work).

All I mean is that I’d like to have a better understanding for what direction I’m taking this thing in.

But part of the adventure is enjoying the ride.

I now know that I can have blog that’s filled with other people’s stuff, or a super long read about a complex problem or idea.

Odds are good that I’ll land somewhere between the two.

I look forward to writing and figuring this out with the two of you.

P.S. If you’ve made it this far, please say hi in the comments. I’d love to have an open dialogue about this or that post and get some feedback from you!

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