Yes, I’d love a larger audience, but would that really make me happier? Would strangers’ appreciation make me feel more loved or less isolated?
If we’re honest with ourselves, it’s not the tools that hold us back. The real obstacles to creative productivity? Low motivation and overcommitment.
The work-at-a-coffee-shop experiment.
What’s it like to record a podcast while running? I found out.
Publishing something imperfect, let alone something that’s genuinely bad, is difficult for me.
When I stop delighting in the work for its own sake, I soon stop working altogether. When I let website analytics or podcast download stats serve as my primary motivation, discouragement festers, and I soon stop writing. It’s happened a half-dozen times before.
As of today, I’ve blogged and podcasted for eighteen straight weekdays, praise be to Seinfeld.
When I ignore my desire for affirmation and appreciation and instead simply focus on expressing something genuine, blogging and podcasting are much more fun.