Why Not Publish Anyway?

It can be hard to start, so just get started!

Just getting the day started. I of course did my journal entry as usual, and now I’m just doing my usual extra credit. Anything I write after my journal entry is good, but I don’t have to feel pressured to do so. As long as I’m moving forward with my life and developing daily writing habits I’ll do just fine. Goals take sustained effort over time, and I can’t do that unless I have formed daily writing habits. This is crucial.

There’s always an opportunity to write more. It’s just like Mizkif was saying about streaming. If he always focuses on what more he could be doing to improve his org or his stream or his brand, he’ll lose his mind from the stress. It’s important to take time for yourself because in the long run you have nothing if you don’t have your health. Mental health is an extremely important part of our overall health, and it’s so easy to forget that. Keep developing healthy daily habits.

Using a standing desk to work on my computer is a good start. If I know that I’m at least working some muscles and keeping good posture while I’m working on my computer I don’t feel as guilty for spending time doing things that may not be as productive toward my goals, such as browsing twitter or chatting on discord. I am developing strong habits regardless because I’m at least somewhat more active than sitting in a chair staring at my computer.

One of the issues I face with publishing my writing to my blog is that I often forget that there’s so many things I write down that could totally be published. This entry, for example, could be a blog post, and it just might. I don’t have to limit myself to any arbitrary rules about what should and shouldn’t be published. I have many different writing goals and they can all happen simultaneously. There are different “series” that I can work on, not just fiction, but journal entries, thought exploration, etc. that I could be publishing.

These blog posts might not do very well, but it’s a start. Just publish. I seem to have absolutely no issues publishing whatever is on my mind when it comes to tweets or discord, so why not formally publish some of them? They could more or less be published without much revision, but I could challenge myself to make more formal essays as well.

There really are no limits.

So the challenge I have for myself is to let go of any preconceived notions about what constitutes publishable work and just put it all out there. I can’t necessarily control how well it’s received, but I can at least publish it.


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