Writing has ever being my challenge right from onset of my life. While in school, it took me lots of effort to pass my A-level examination. I have more passion for calculations in the engineering. Then. Even though i was studying electrical engineering, I discovered i need to start writing online. i must develop myself in blogging.
I got a job with a medical firm after school, trying to get some pay to clear my monthly expenses and feed myself but the time to work is not just favorable for my goal. It’s a medical service company and i just have to be available to make sure the medical machines are always ready and efficient.
I get exhausted each day, I feel the knot in my stomach.
Earlier before now, I do freelancing. i get paid for much jobs i do but i have no email list at all. I have to set things up to fire-up the web.
One thing i do each day, is to read contents from bloggers online and one thing found common is the fact that starting up their blog isn’t easy as well. In fact, Matt Bacak just has to start creating something every day.
I was one day inspired by one of Mathew woodwork’s article where he explained how he started writing short product reviews for video games to writing contents which is now shared on Huffington Post.
For me, I had to stop complaining about my lot and start writing every day.
Starting a blogging platform
I already know how to setup a wordpress for blogging purpose. Have learnt that while in school using blogspot own by Google. When it was time to start writing, I was challenges again. I don’t know what to write about or how to structure my contents. i found this things difficult because i don’t even know my audience as I don’t have any subscriber.
I end-up writing about how to setup a wordpress platform for blogging purpose.
I knew nobody is reading and i might not get any result in terms of traffic, yet I keep motivating myself and make writing my continuous and profound subject.
Yes, i began to build muscle. Ideas keeps filtering in from all direction and I keep getting continuous motivation. This was what I keep doing for a month. Little tweets came in while I got some shares as well.
After every thirty days, i write about all my experience for the past 30days behind.
And just like that, I was all-in. The momentum was too much to stop. I was a daily blogger. I decided to take my daily exercise of elevated thought.
The Demands and Act of Blogging Daily
When I started out, little did I realize the storms ahead. Daily blogging is no sweat when you have a plethora of ideas and time to translate them into writing. At first, this was the case. I was a fertile wellspring of ideas and could articulate them with ease. i was high on daily blogging. The inertia carried me for a while. But soon, the idea of me continuing this daily activity started looking grim.
I had to wake up around 4a.m look as if I won’t do anything that day, after a few minute, I say my daily morning prayer, jump off the bed and plan my day right on my reading desk. I already know how it would be but I still have to draft it out. The next thing is to visit the kitchen and prepare my meal while am doing other home shores as well.
I need to arrive my office my 7a.m as the night duty staffs would have been drained of their energy.
Once I resume work, I need to be involved in processing and compression of oxygen gas for medical use. Mostly for accident victims, victims trying to go through surgery as well as babies.
Most times, I get home around 7:30pm loosing every energy inside my vain but I refresh myself when I shower myself and go online to check my mails and read some questions from a forum I regularly visit and help provide instant answers to some questions. This get me connected to many and more people as they always want to read my responds each time a member of the forum is concerned or having a challenge. I watch videos from YouTube to edify my eyes too.
I can’t do any writing at that moment because my brain have been drained. In two hours or less, I start feeling dizzy, dossing and I would discover I need to rest for the day.
No time to write anything for my blog!
When do I now do my writing?
I write mostly at mid-night after some few hours of sleep. The weather is cool and my brain must have regains it strength. I write with an open mind considering the fact that I have people waiting to read better in-depth of the responds I give to their questions in while in the forum.
The Valuable Gains of My Daily Blogging
Well, I was able to complete a whole year blogging everyday but I won’t conclude this article without drawing your attention to what I benefit blogging for a whole year. What I was making while growing my blog and growing my writing skills.
I discovered myself
Blogging every day forces you to notice the details of your life. You need folder for the day’s post. And you’ll scour your world to get it. You become better-aware. You find ways to turn little opinion into big ideas. You start writing with questions only to be faced with answers by the time you reach the end of the post. Your headspace literally becomes transformed.
My measure or extent has come back
The act of making something every day — even something as small as a blog post — is huge for your idea muscle. You will transform. There really is no choice.
I found the distinctive quality of me.
I won’t lie. I pulled a lot from others. Especially at first. I had to find seeds of ideas in the work of other people in order for me to expand on, especially when I was running short for ideas (I credited them all, don’t worry). I played around with writing in their style. I colored my pieces with the intonation, punctuation, and wordplay I observed in the greats.
But soon enough, my voice emerged. Writing became almost effortless. My voice started flowing easier through my fingertips than through my mouth. The keyboard became an extension of my soul. Once I had the slightest idea, I found myself taking off and running with it. I could articulate with ease. It was like a dam breaking.
My audience were located
Sure, there’s always the trolls (although not many at all), but I started getting emails from people from all over the world telling how my words were changing their lives. One woman told me how my posts inspired her to reconnect with her daughter. A guy emailed me saying how my posts were helping him tremendously.
I was blown away. Still am when I think of it.
There are the countless people who’ve digitally high-fived me, saying how my musings were motivating them to do better work that mattered. I was helping makers get past creative blocks and pulling people out of the writing closet while inspiring them to show their work to the world. These emails and notes provide a thrill that will never cease to put the wind back in my sails.
The ideas to help people round the world was discovered
My adventures showed me the value of taking the fuzzy etherealness of my thoughts and forming concrete, digital words and passages from them that would then be transmitted to people all over the world in the click of a button. This concept blows me away. For free, I’m able to digitally package my thoughts and send them into the minds of countless people for the chance to possibly change their world. Mind-blowing.
I discovered how amazing having a blog is
Before this, I had a blogspot blog. I don’t want to knock it too hard, it was a great start, and I connected with some great people through it. But from what I’ve found in wordpress. I could write my nonsense randomness on my personal profile if I wanted. I could create publications as collections of ideas, anecdotes and stories when I felt inspired to do so. I could find and contribute to others who’ve started publications while opening myself up to whole new audiences.
You can also give a try
I urge you to try this. Mind you, they don’t have to big long posts. Most of mine were 200–300 words. Some are even a few sentences. Just something, every day, in public, from you. Not every post will be great. A lot will suck. You will want to quit. But when you do it, something in you changes.
If you grow an audience, awesome. But even if you don’t, you’ll have built an incredible body of work. A digital trail that chronicles your evolution. You’ll have built a personal brand — a sharp investment in time, but something required in this day and age.
Many of us have daily regimens or habits. Some of us meditate or run or read, etc. I highly recommend taking up blogging. You’ll find that, by sharing your truth with others on a daily basis, not only will you be contributing to them, you’ll start to know yourself at a level deeper than you’ve ever experienced.