When you think about things you stop doing or quit, certain habits come to mind. Smoking, drinking, or any other kind of addictive behaviour. Most of these require a steady amount of discipline, or healthy habits to be but in their place.
But the one habit that was the easiest for me to break was blogging. I tried to really get into it back in 2011, and for about two months I was doing remarkably well. I was networking with others. I was posting daily. I really had things moving along, and I thought that things were really going my way.
Then I broke my back.
I was in the hospital for the next few days trying to figure out which way was up and trying to learn how to walk with a turtle shell strapped to me. It was awkward. It was painful. And at the time, blogging was the furthest thing from my mind.
I tried to pick up the blog again, but I didn’t have the same drive. This could also have had something to do with the fact that I didn’t have a laptop at the time, and so in order to blog, I had to sit at a desktop. Moving around wasn’t my favourite thing to do at the time. Also, I was using Blogger, and I had prided myself in adding media to my posts, and the easiest ways I found to do it was using HTML coding. Which was a substantial pain in the butt compared to the WordPress UI. Get up and sit down to frustrate myself with HTML code was not something I wanted to wrap my head around, so I found it easier to quit.
Right now, I’m suffering from a bit of a bug, and I was very tempted not to post anything. But I don’t want to quit.
Not this time.