#288 A burning desire for more – Insights from a blogger lifestyle – Writing a daily blog

Sunday morning, something after 7 am. The morning sun is already shining right through the two gaps between the wall and my window shutters. Do I wake up? Definitely! But do I need to get up? Actually, yes! Why, you are asking? Because another day has already started!

TODAY’S POST DOESN’T WRITE ITSELF, DOES IT?

I open my eyes, check the time! God! Come on! It is so early! What are you doing, idiot? Go back to sleep! But my body is faster than my mind. Still tired? It doesn’t matter! I switch on my green light, get my MacBook and start writing.

The moment the palms of my hand are touching the cold but smooth aluminium surface of the computer housing, I know that I am home. With ease, my fingers reach for the illuminated keyboard and find their position perfectly on them. Does it mater where they are? Actually not at all. You may just write and don’t think too much about it.

LET’S GET READY TO RUMBLE!

With excitement I open my blog statistic and check the views and klicks from the other day. Does that feel good? I must be lying if I say otherwise. Sure, this isn’t my main intention with this project here, but still, I use it as a motivational booster. And good lord does it work! If it’s stupid but it works, it ain’t stupid, right? That’s Murphy’s law! Therefore, why not? I mean, it’s out there anyways, I better use it if it is for free!

Sometimes I take even one step further and try to enhance the dopamine release by checking the little map in the button right corner of my statistic screen, looking for a new country of the world, that hasn’t visited my website before.

FOCUS NOW, IT IS TIME TO START DOING SOMETHING!

I open a blank page, write down todays #XXX number and go through my last posts in order to find some inspiration. The first thing that usually crosses my mind will be it. What do you want to write about? What have you scheduled? Ehm, nothing, actually. This is supposed to be fun, right? Whatever!

WRITE! COME ON! DO IT!

I add the category, the season and episode number and press enter. Three, two, one, deliver! Be on point now! Focus, idiot!

I begin to write. Is this a conscious process? Do I actually control my thoughts? Is it always following the same steps? I don’t know! It is somehow not that easy to explain. Sometimes, I just write for the sake of writing. I write and write and write! Do I think it through? Do I follow a plan? An agenda? A strategy? I guess the last couple of 288 days helped me a lot to figure out a style how to do it in my way. Sure, sometimes I am just there and can focus on point, but of course not every day!

IT IS NOT ABOUT THE DAYS WHERE I FEEL LIKE WRITING, IT IS ALL ABOUT THE DAYS WHERE I DON’T WANT TO WRITE SOMETHING AFTER ALL.

This is the funny thing about my project, right? It actually doesn’t matter if I want to write something or not on that particular day. I may just write anyways. And guess what happened! I just do not care anymore. I accepted my faith and follow my goals. I just write every single day, no matter what is going on. If I feel sick, or good, if the sun is shining or not, if there is a lot going on in my life or nothing at all.

You may just write! Do what you love, follow your passion!

PREPARATION? WHO NEEDS PREPARATION?

What is wrong with you? Why does someone need to prepare? Isn’t the world wide web this disgusting and nasty place where people just yell out aloud what they have on their minds? Someone may just write fast or slow, with music or without it, while sitting at a desk or chilling on his bed. Is that how it is supposed to be? Just writing about something and think it through on the spot? What?! This is not what you learn at school, right?

YOU NEED TO HAVE A STRUCTURE, A PLAN, A STRATEGY!

When I write, I write. I am just there, right in the moment. Does it feel like work? Like something hard to do? Sure, sometimes. But not on a sunny Sunday morning! These are the glorious moments in a blogger life. You enjoy everything. The sound of the keys that get pressed in a rapid fire fashion, the opening up of your mind, the forgetting about life in general. I am just there, focused on this one particular thing in my life right now. There are no distractions, no worries, no fears, no nothing. Just me and my computer. Do I feel hungry? Do I feel thirsty? No! Life seems to come to a hold!

RIGHT THERE, IN THE MOMENT!

This is like a drug, a very powerful one! This feels like injecting too much positive energy at the same time!

When I try to meditate, I do not really get to that very spot to be honest! I do not know what it is, but I am just right there in the flow state.

WHEN THE OUTSIDE WORLD SEEMS TO BLURR AWAY, THE MIND IS FINALLY FREE AND FOLLOWS ITS OWN WAY!

These are the moments where I can really feel it! I have no worries, no fears, no negative thoughts, no talking myself down. I am just there, focused on this little post. Will it be good? I don’t know! But it is not that which is really important here. It’s the keep on going! The next step! The next day! The process!

Between your current situation and the future you want to have is just that, the process.

This blog project turned into something so big, I had no clue when I started it some couple of days back in time. The change in my personality, the way I think, the way I see the world! Everything has changed so dramatically.

THE END IS NEAR!

Do I have something else to say? Sure! I always have! It’s never an issue for me to do not know what to talk about, it’s rather the thing that I need to stop somewhere down the road! I need to stop, before this thing turns itself into a book, right?

THEREFORE, WHY DON’T I WRAP IT UP RIGHT NOW?

Writing this daily blog is the best idea I had in my life so far! For nothing in the world would I voluntarily stop doing it! But that is enough about me!

You are the person that should be important in your life! Sure, it’s very kind of you to leave a nice comment or a like, but is that really helping you? Is reading this post really motivating you to get going? To follow your dreams? To finally start to change your life?

I personally believe, that it can not do this right now! I still can’t get to the point! To the essentials! To the stuff you urgently need to know!

But I guess we can call that work in progress here! I promise you to keep working on my skills, but you need to do the very same thing! It is time for you to change your life and do more of the things you really like!

LIFE IS ABOUT YOU! USE YOUR TIME AND DO WHAT YOU LOVE!

See you next time!

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