How to Start a Regular Blog

I think the, or at least an, answer is just to do it i.e. make your first post, set a realistic schedule and just post.

I have some posts in (very) draft form at the moment, none of which I feel ready to post. I also feel they will take a lot of time and effort to reach a state that I would be happy to post them, which causes further procrastination and means none are finished.

So, to remedy this, I am going to do two things:

  1. Write this blog post in one sitting and post it (even if it’s not “ready”);
  2. Commit to at least 2 posts per month, but aiming for 1 per week for 2016 (as long as the post isn’t just filler).

I admire people like Seth Godin for being able to frequently post good content. A lot of his posts are quite short, which is what inspired me to just start (and finish) this post. The book “Soft Skills: The Software Developer’s Life Manual”, by John Sonmez, was very instrumental in giving me inspiration to spend more time on this blog and start posting more often.

Normally at this point, after writing the above, I’d save this as a draft then come back to it eventually… this time I am just going to post it and get some blog entry posting momentum (and perhaps edit the post later, if required).