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 ‚Äúfuck this mere pittance theyíre paying me, Iíll do it on my own, and itíll be better, and Iíll have complete control and make way more money‚ÄĚ but then they can never muster the energy to even begin. This is why I wanted to talk to you – you have come out of the gate just killing it! And I canít imagine what it takes to muster up that kind of productivity and motivation.
JJ: See, thatís so funny to me, because I feel like Iím just barely puttering along.
MH: Really? I signed up to read the feed and Iím amazed by how much original content is popping up every day. Itís almost too much, but itís useful and good.
JJ: Iíve come to realize that Iím a pretty fast writer, which helps. I also am extremely self-critical, so if I donít get six posts up a day I feel like Iím 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, Iím glad to hear that youíre not feeling like itís 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.