April 13, 2018

Relief

Post length (among other things) used to be a thing that held me back from publishing; I’m trying to break that habit.

I wasn’t happy with yesterday’s post, but I published anyway. I’m trying to be better about hitting the button because historically I have not done a good job of doing so. In fact, rather often, in the pursuit of the perfect post, I would edit myself right out of posting anything at all.

When I was writing that post about social media, my first thought was not about frequency of posts; I didn’t really think about whether that post would kickstart my writing habit again, but when I pressed the button that day, I felt relief. That sense of relief (at saying goodbye to big social”) and accomplishment (as if publishing caused the last piece of a puzzle to fall into place) was enough to remind me how important (cathartic, perhaps) sharing ones thoughts can be.

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