My dilemma of writing articles

One of my goals this year was to create a consistent schedule for writing blog posts (and also increasing the number of published articles) but that has clearly not happened as things started to go crazily off track half-way into my first semester at ASU. Homework and assignments started catching up to me and I just did not have the mood to write articles.

I had all of the big ideas as to what I was going to write but I ended up missing the opportunity to write those articles because of my laziness. Then came Summer and I was all pumped up as I had all the time of my life to write all day long. But then, the dilemma struck me yet again, I did not have the passion to write the articles. All I wanted to do is to continuously watch youtube videos, sleep and eat.

For the most part, Summer really didn’t work out as I planned it to be. Didn’t manage to complete any of the tasks that I set for the holidays. I tried everything from creating wunderlist notifications to watching motivational talks but I just did not have the mood to do legitimate things during the Summer. Take example this very article, I had the plan to write this back in July but only in September am I actually writing the said article.

But right now as the new semester is starting, my mind is getting all of these ideas about the things that I want to write. But the problem right now is that it is conflicting with my school work. Currently, I am back to speed in writing articles thanks to the labor day long weekend which is ending in a couple of hours time. Hopefully I will be able to find out a methodology as to how I can be consistent in writing articles.

Word of the day: Multipotentialite

Anyways, I stumbled upon this TED talk today and it was a pretty interesting one because it just clicked to me. The reason why it’s in this article is because it relates closely to what I am trying to explain here. Long story short, this talk is about how people usually like to start doing a lot of things but end up quitting it because they quickly lose that initial enthusiasm that they had when they first started learning about that new thing.

I can tell you that this has happened to me so many times. Just take example blogging, I started doing it frequently back in 2012 and while I am still doing blogging on a weekly basis to express myself on the internet. Often times, I end up not wanting to write articles because I don’t have that passion.

My passion for blogging comes and goes. Another thing is about how I was so invested in the Raspberry Pi platform last year and now I am struggling to find the passion to continue on with it. I ended up quitting it late last year but the point is that never did I expect that the things I learnt while playing around with the Raspberry Pi would become useful in my college degree. The digital design class and engineering class I took earlier this year had lab sessions that touched on electronic circuits and my experience of wiring and referencing circuit diagrams did benefit my time at the labs. And the Linux command lines that I learnt while using Raspbian is proving to be useful in my current programming class which dives into multiple programming paradigms.

And this all goes back to the definition of determinism that I picked up in the philosophy class I took last semester. Ultimately, everything has it’s purpose and I will continue to explore into new territories as things will eventually become useful.

Now, I’ve just got to devise a plan to keep up with my blogging streak.


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