How to write a blog post, fast (for perfectionists)
Elsewhere* on the interwebs, I’ve been exploring how I might get a blog post up faster than usual this week, even in the midst of juggling other Very Big Projects. It occurred to me that these same explorations might themselves make a good post.
Here are my musings, posted almost verbatim, as an experiment in doing things the just-enough way—stretching my NONperfectionist muscles. Shout-out to Havi, who has turned this structure of asking-for-things (what she calls a Very Personal Ad) into an art form.
What I want: I’d like to write a blog post this week with very little effort and stress. (Leaving lots of energy for the big projects I’m juggling at the same time.)
Ways this could happen:
• I could dash off a really short post, for a change!
• I could get an idea that motivates me to write a post about it immediately!
• I could notice something going on in my life that I realize could be a post topic, and write about it with minimal effort.
• I could look over my list of post ideas and one of them could grab me.
• Someone could suggest a post idea that inspires me to write something, quickly and easily.
• I could notice myself having fun writing a post!
• I could have some insights about someone else’s post and link to it with a few brief comments, giving myself permission to be brief.
My commitment: I’ll print out what I just wrote and read it over, every day, this week.
Coming next: Ways to enjoy (yes, enjoy) all those Very Big Projects I’m juggling.
*Here’s the post (Havi’s) that gave rise the comment (mine) that led to this post (right here) that-lay-in-the-house-that-Jack-built!