Everyday I have to come up with an idea that I find interesting enough to write about. It's difficult to come up with a blog post idea daily and much more difficult when you have a mood-dependent mechanism of determining what is interesting enough to write about. Then I have to write. It is very easy to underestimate the amount of work required to put my thoughts into written words, ensure there is a PC to type them out on, ensure there is internet connection even if I traveled for an event or at a friend's weekend long wedding ceremony, and know that I will have to do it again tomorrow.
Regardless of how I feel. Regardless of how busy I am. Regardless of how much work I'm drowning in. And regardless of what feedback I get (I get lots of encouraging comments but I also get comments that suck the life out of my day). I have to write another article the next day and post it.
It is now over 18 months I have been writing daily. That is over 548 days and articles. Same as over one and half year. If I was swimming everyday for the same amount of hours and dedication for 18 months I would be a great swimmer. If I had been running for 2 hours daily for 18 months I would be thinking of representing Nigeria in the coming Olympics. If I had been practicing French for the same amount of hours daily and for that same 18 months, I would be fluent in French. Rather I have been spending hours daily thinking and writing for the past 18 months. I think it's fair that I consider myself an above average writer. And everyday I feel it is the one part of my life that is going amazingly great. The one thing I am not struggling to keep doing.
Though it's very time consuming to come up with a blog post and it can't be well scheduled as it requires huge internal motivation and some inspiration. Yet I have found it the easiest of my hard tasks. I somehow have always lived up to the responsibilities of writing daily. And I am able to do comfortably the hardest part of writing -- coming up with a daily blog post idea.