Let’s face it, we all have times when we simply do not want to write. Writing is hard work. Blogging consistently is even harder. I suppose it’s easy to come up with excuses, which many of us like to call reasons, for not blogging consistently. Sure, there are times when we have legitimate reasons for being unable to blog for a day or even a week. But other times we simply lack the discipline.
In addition to discipline being an issue, perhaps you have struggles with feelings of inadequacy. Do you feel like you’re not a very good writer? Or maybe you have some type of disability that makes it difficult for you to blog consistently.
Whatever your reasons or whatever contributes to your difficulty with blogging consistently, I hope you gain some inspiration like I did, from Jon Morrow. Jon Morrow is a man with muscular dystrophy. He is in a wheelchair, paralyzed from the neck down. He could just feel sorry for himself, but instead he has found ways to blog consistently in spite of his disability. If someone who is paralyzed from the neck down can blog consistently, what excuse do I have or do any of us have, for failing to blog regularly?
Use the Right Tools
Jon Morrow blogs in spite of his disability, through the use of speech recognition software. His story inspired me so much, that I decided to give speech recognition software a try myself. Although I don’t have a disability, I do have some physical issues. My biggest issue is chronic pain. Some of my pain is a result of being on the computer all the time. I suppose a logical solution to this problem of pain, would be to spend less time on the computer. That would make sense, except for the fact that I make my living on a computer, and I actually enjoy being on the computer. So while it may be logical to spend less time on the computer to reduce my pain, I choose not to do so. And yes, I suffer the consequences of that choice.
I looked, and sure enough, I do indeed have free speech recognition software on my Windows computer. In fact, I am using it to compose this blog post. Although I do not anticipate that using this speech recognition software will take away all my blogging struggles, I am excited about the possibility that using it may reduce some of my pain.
While Jon Morrow may not have known that he’d inspire a blogger in Littleton Colorado who has chronic pain issues, I hope he knows that his life is an inspiration to many, including me. Perhaps your issue is not chronic pain, but whenever it is, I hope that you’ll find inspiration to blog consistently in spite of your difficulties from the example of Jon Morrow, and through this blog post.