When I started writing my blog, I thought it’d be great to get myself in the habit of writing regularly. My confidence in my own writing somehow evaporated in my late 20s and this lack of self-belief seemed to persist throughout my 30s, so when I started writing here I thought I’d combat that by just making sure I was writing and publishing something, anything, on a regular basis.
Somehow, ‘regular’ immediately became daily. So writing quickly became part of my routine and, as you may or may not be aware, I have autism – which means that I rely and thrive on sticking to routines as much as I can. It soon became weird if I hadn’t written anything by a certain part of the day, every day. Sometimes I wake up a few hours earlier than I need to and write, which leaves me feeling like I should probably write more later in the day. Given that writing is a real creative outlet for me which I’ve generally denied myself having for whatever silly reason, it’s actually a lot healthier for me mentally than it may sound.
Yet it isn’t without challenges. I’ve found it difficult at times to know what to write about; expanding the scope of my blog beyond video games to cover pretty much anything I play, watch, read or enjoy doing has been helpful in that regard – it means that near enough everything I do can become subject matter for my next article. It probably doesn’t help to grow an audience, given that my net can often be cast so wide from day to day in terms of my content, but it’s certainly been useful to keep me going on a daily basis.
Back when I started and realised I could somehow write daily without too much impact on my other day to day activities and responsibilities, I thought it’d be cool to aim for 100 days of posting on here in a row. What an achievement that’d be, I thought. And it was! It felt great.
That was 900 articles ago!
Since the beginning I’ve had my work featured on other websites and I’ve been able to use this very blog as a browsable and constantly updated portfolio of my work, which has been very useful. Though I could hardly call myself prolific in terms of work featured elsewhere, the same can’t be said of this blog.
So yes, here we are at the 1000th post. Thanks so much for reading and if this is your first visit, well… there’s an awful lot here for you to read. There’s definitely something for everyone, I think. I hope you enjoy what you read as much as I enjoy writing it. Here’s to the next 1000…
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