For many things, getting started is the hardest part—take household chores and homework, for example. This is also true for maintaining routines; your first day at the gym is a lot harder to motivate than the 30th. It turns out that this is also the case for getting back into routines, such as writing! I was having a lot of fun trying to write every day back in August, but then I got busy and fell a few days behind.
I started writing this post yesterday (August 2), but I’m publishing it on August 3. So it took me exactly zero days to fail in my quest to post something every day. Or one day, depending on how you like to count. A bit over a month ago, I left home with my partner and her education-student classmates, destined for Bangkok, Thailand to work as a teacher. So what’s that been like?
I’ve been thinking a lot about what kind of blog post would make a “good” first blog post. I haven’t really come to any conclusions, and I’m pretty sure that this is some form of analysis paralysis. Therefore, I have decided that there is no better way to bootstrap my website with content than to write one blog post every day during the month of August. I don’t expect the posts to be of great length or even quality, but at this point anything is better than an empty web page.