Should I be blogging everyday? This is a question I have just been asking myself as I read the tweets that move down my timeline by other bloggers who seem to do so. I don't know if they just have something to say all the time, or if they are just dedicated enough to do so.
When it comes to blogging, I am an emotional writer. I write when I feel strongly enough about something that I need to put my feelings into words. I have always been like that. If something has upset me, left me emotionally charged or has got my brain thinking really hard I tend to turn to this blog and write it down.
That's why I think, I struggle so with getting my novel off the ground. I have started it - believe it I have - but it takes such motivation and dedication to go back to it daily - which I don't - and I wonder if I will ever actually get one done.
There are days I think to myself that I should write something on here as I am aware I haven't blogged for a while, but if the need isn't there, or the topic isn't buzzing in my head, then I don't.
But should I?
Would it not teach me dedication? Would I, in forcing myself to write something creative everyday, not teach myself tenacity and would I not develop the willpower (or even get into the habit) of writing a few thousand words a day and hence finally finishing my novel? I am not sure?
I do know that if I continue on at this pace, this novel will never get done so one way or another I need to pull my finger out.
I have a few readers who diligently read each of my posts on my blog (for which I am so grateful) but would they get tired of reading something I felt I had to put up on the blog just for the sake of saying something on a daily basis? Probably. If it lacked imagination and creativity I am sure they would.
But is it something I need to train myself to do? To milk my imagination? To force those creative juices into flowing, rather than to just write when the moment is hot?
Hmmmm....something to ponder on I guess.
What are your thoughts?