Joel Johnson, Dethroner, Interview
MH: So how do you find the motivation for it? I know lots of people (myself included) that might leave a professional writing gig with a book, blog, or magazine and say â€œfuck this mere pittance theyâ€™re paying me, Iâ€™ll do it on my own, and itâ€™ll be better, and Iâ€™ll have complete control and make way more moneyâ€ but then they can never muster the energy to even begin. This is why I wanted to talk to you â€” you have come out of the gate just killing it! And I canâ€™t imagine what it takes to muster up that kind of productivity and motivation.
JJ: See, thatâ€™s so funny to me, because I feel like Iâ€™m just barely puttering along.
MH: Really? I signed up to read the feed and Iâ€™m amazed by how much original content is popping up every day. Itâ€™s almost too much, but itâ€™s useful and good.
JJ: Iâ€™ve come to realize that Iâ€™m a pretty fast writer, which helps. I also am extremely self-critical, so if I donâ€™t get six posts up a day I feel like Iâ€™m a horrible person.
Also, the more you blog, the better and faster you get. (Which applies to all writing, sure, but so much of what is important about blogging is just getting it out there and worrying about polish later. Or never.)
Suffice it to say, Iâ€™m glad to hear that youâ€™re not feeling like itâ€™s lacking!
A great interview, and it says a lot about how different people feel about what they are producing, and what people are getting. You might think that your blog is producing nothing of value, while others see it as a great resource, so try not to be too hard on yourself, and enjoy what you are producing.