What does my creative process look like? I write a couple of sentences. Then I have to read some motivational quotes. Eventually I’m able to write a few more sentences. That’s only because I force myself to write in English at once. Things look much simpler and faster if you write using your mother tongue.
So how long does it take to become a whiz at blogging? How many hours do you need to devote to running a blog so that blogging becomes embedded in your DNA?
Let’s do some math. You probably have heard that one should embrace 10000 hours of practice to master some skill. Imagine the average blogger who posts 400 words twice a week. 4 hours per week including time for comments. 192 hours per year. Are you ready to see the results? 52 years.
52 years of moderate blogging will make you a pro in blogging.
Imagine that you suddenly realize that you were born for blogging. Hence you start blogging 9 to 5 five days a week to reach your full potential. In this case 52 years transform into 5.2 years.
5.2 years of your life. Is it a reasonable price for such “mastery”?
Of course, you don’t want to count your WordPress hours. In this case there is another primary point that will help get the most out of blogging. Find your peculiarity or distinctive feature. What is the thing you can’t imagine your blog without? For example, I can’t blog if my feet are cold. So, if my feet get cold, I have to warm them with socks if I want to keep posting something valuable.
I’ve failed to find my socks this time…
P.S. If my math teacher saw my calculations, she would be proud of me. It’s the first time math lessons have come in handy in real life.