This Blog in 2020

I spent quite a bit of time today thinking about the future of this blog. I started this blog because I really enjoy journaling and I feel like blogging isn’t too different other than the fact that it’s public. This is a place for me to write up my thoughts and feelings on something I enjoy – in this case, mostly gaming. And so for the last couple months, this blog has been a little pet project of mine. Honestly, I kept my expectations pretty low and assumed that no one would read this blog because of how often things get lost on the internet and I’m too awkward and shy to actually do anything about it.

But I think there’s at least like, 2 or 3 people that read this blog, and that makes me pretty happy (hello!).

For 2020, I would like to write at least 12 posts (excluding posts like this one) for an average of one post per month. It seems like a reasonable frequency to shoot for.

Now the problem I’m having and the reason I did a lot of thinking today is that I actually have no idea what I want to write about next. Six days into 2020 and I already feel like I have total writer’s block.

But maybe that’s okay? Why am I even writing this post? Maybe I’m trying to publicly convince myself that it’s okay?

The one definitive thing I know about the future of this blog is that I don’t want it to feel tedious. But other than that, I don’t know if there’s anything else I can say for certain.

Also, I just finished my second playthrough of Fire Emblem: Three Houses yesterday and I’m feeling a bit burnt out on gaming. I don’t think I’ll completely stop playing games in the coming week, but maybe I’ll take a step back for a bit. In the meantime, maybe I can kill this writer’s block in some way – maybe with some creative writing or something – but I have no idea how some writers can write articles upon articles without running out of ideas. (Good thing I don’t write for a living)

But mark my words, I refuse to let this blog die. This blog has been a lot of fun. And I would like to keep it that way.

Here’s to 2020.

4 thoughts on “This Blog in 2020

  1. Hello!

    It might help you to know that you aren’t the only one who struggles to come up with topics. I think we all occasionally run into a wall of writers block.

    Personally I find it helpful to sit down and write something everyday when it happens. Getting in the habit of translating your thoughts into words and familiarizing yourself with editing your work is great practice even if you don’t have a post at the end of the day. Allocate 30 minutes and do some writing. 🙂

    Like anything, coming up with new things to write about is a skill, so you need to practice it to improve. I hope you find success with your goal. I’ll certainly be keeping an eye out for your future posts.

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  2. I think aiming for a post a month is a great goal and taking some time during your day to write in order to tackle writer’s block is something that I should try myself.

    When I first started writing my blog, I think that I felt the pressure to be consistent and trying to build a brand out of my blog. To be honest, the pressure is still there and I admit that at times, I did think it was a chore to write. I think that’s why I lose steam at the end of the year and don’t write as much as I’d like. That’s why for 2020, not only do I want to try out more things to be creative but to have fun writing the things I produce.

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    1. I think trying new things is always a good way to prevent burn out.

      Definitely try out just writing a bit when you feel like you have time. I think it’s helped a lot as a whole on coming up with creative and fun topics (even from just rambling or free writing).

      I look forward to your writing in 2020! I quite enjoy reading it.

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