Over on LifeDev Glen wrote a piece on how blogging shouldn’t be seen as a job. Sure, we want our blogs to be successful but in the long run they are an expression of ourselves.
I ran into this problem when I was working on Lindybloggers. Once it felt like I had to put out a certain type of content with a certain tone it became restrictive and lacked the freedom I had enjoyed with my writing. I kept putting off finishing an event review and a month passed.
After a bit of reflection and free time I deleted the old draft and rewrote my review from scratch in a much shorter time. I took the work out of the writing and made it a creative process again.
Whenever I’m in a crunch for writing I’ll definitely have to keep this in mind.