There a lot of issues that come with not being able to blog regularly. One of them is that the longer it is since my last post, the harder it is to put up a new one.
It's like walking in to a silent room, knowing someone might be there, waiting. I often feel like I need to justify why I'm breaking the silence. As if there's always a need to explain my absence. And that I should have a pretty good reason for showing up now after being away for so long.
The thing is, there will always be a good reason. But, if I blogged about each extended non-blogging period, then each of my post might just end up as a collection of explanations why I didn't get to blog that time. And I vowed that I will not take that route.
So, I wait... And wait... And wait some more - for the "perfect time" to re-emerge. I think about a brilliant title, a great opening line, a fabulous message...
I mean, I should make the new post worth waiting for, right?
But, The Amazing New Post After a Long Unexplained Blogging Break does not come. It will never come.
That's why I finally decide just to blog again. Even without brilliant titles, great opening lines, or fabulous messages.
I figure, it's best just to get started again. To get the blogging juices flowing once more.
I want to blog again, just so I can get the rhythm of forming words through this avenue once more. After all, I believe that the more I write, the more I end up writing. The more ideas I entertain, the more ideas would come.
And perhaps, as I attempt to get back to blogging, I'll eventually find a rhythm that will help me to blog more often. And, the more I blog, the higher my chances are of creating That Amazing Blog Post That Would Knock Your Socks Off.
How about you? Do you have a blogging rhythm? How do you get back to blogging after long breaks?
Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.