Thursday, May 27th, 2010 - 9:09am
Turn Around the Guilt
Fail early, Fail often.
Well, Project 52 didn’t go quite as planned. Fail early? Yep. I managed to get two entries for Project 52 before I couldn’t do it any more.
Fail often? Yep. I managed to continue to fail to write for the next umpteen weeks. Until now.
That’s okay, though. It isn’t like I don’t have things to say (I say a lot of them on Twitter). I’ve been writing and producing other “stuff” – part of a book (InterACT with Web Standards: A Holistic Approach to Web Design), a number of new presentations, and a few new articles ready to go up at Simply Accessible once we get that new design finalized.
But for some reason, I’ve felt incredibly guilty about writing for me. How can I produce content for ME when I can’t produce the content for others? How can I, in good conscience, write on my blog when I’ve got other deadlines that I’m missing?!?
Switch it up
Maybe, I’m actually looking at it the wrong way. Maybe I shouldn’t feel guilty. Maybe I shouldn’t hold back writing for me. I remember hearing/reading this somewhere:
“If you don’t love yourself, how can you love someone else?”
Maybe the same applies to writing.
If you can’t write for yourself, how can you write for someone else?