My capacity for longform, or even longer than a few lines, seems to have evaporated from lack of use.
This is not good. I enjoy blogging, or at least, I used to. Nowadays, all I do when I visit my blog is to update the plugins and shove off.
Perhaps it’s time to try it out again? Writing regularly? Even if it’s a few lines here and there?
It’s not like I don’t have things to say. It’s just that most of my thoughts fit into tweets now. Perhaps I should embrace the tweets-as-a-blog-post model?
But no, that just doesn’t feel right. It’s not who I am. Over the course of the last week, I listened to the book Atomic Habits in audiobook form, and one of the takeaways from it was the concept of a presumed identity. If I tell myself I’m a certain type of person, and reinforce that with proof, and ask myself regularly, “what would this type of person do?”, then I can become that type of person over time.
So here’s me telling myself that I’m a person who likes to blog.
Update: To the end of putting writing front and center of my habit, I removed the static About Me page that I’ve had as my site’s front page since the past year or so. That static page was just too irritating to see every time. An eye sore and a writer’s block in one. Good riddance.
@nitinkhanna “I’m a person who like to blog” or “I’m a blogger”? Atomic Habits would prescribe the latter, right?
@pratik I dunno… I guess you’re right. But I wanted to assign an action to my identity instead of “being a blogger”, because that, we are by virtue of having websites and blogs. No?
@nitinkhanna the actions are part of the identity. Or rather when you say you’re a blogger, it is assumed you blog otherwise why would you be one?
@pratik hmmmm. Let’s see how this plays out. If it drives me more to blog, I’d rather stick with the former than the latter. I think what matters is actively calling myself a blogger and a person who enjoys blogging. If I say it to myself, hopefully it’ll come…
@nitinkhanna myself and to others… 🙂
@nitinkhanna I like that thought process.
@khurtwilliams thank you! 😊 🙏🏼