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Joel Johnson, Dethroner, Interview

A Whole Lotta Nothing has a great interview up with Joel Johnson, from Dethroner and Gawker.

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 “fuck this mere pittance they’re paying me, I’ll do it on my own, and it’ll be better, and I’ll have complete control and make way more money” 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 can’t imagine what it takes to muster up that kind of productivity and motivation.
JJ: See, that’s so funny to me, because I feel like I’m just barely puttering along.
MH: Really? I signed up to read the feed and I’m amazed by how much original content is popping up every day. It’s almost too much, but it’s useful and good.
JJ: I’ve come to realize that I’m a pretty fast writer, which helps. I also am extremely self-critical, so if I don’t get six posts up a day I feel like I’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, I’m glad to hear that you’re not feeling like it’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.