Should You Write: Every. Single. Day?

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Did you ever step back and look at your collection of work or review your followers and email subscribers and say, “Well, guess I need to create another blog post otherwise I will remain obscure on the internet for the rest of my life.”

Yup, me too.

And, sometimes you end up getting into a routine where you’re writing, but it doesn’t feel right. It feels like it’s being forced. The words aren’t naturally flowing from your fingertips anymore. It’s just being thrown onto a blank page in a hasty way so that you can quickly hit that publish button and get a move onto the next writing project.

After so many days of writing like this, the real intense joy and love that you once felt with the activity starts to melt away and fade into oblivion. Does that mean you should ignore conventional writer wisdom and not write… EVERY. SINGLE. DAY?

What if you miss out on a day and you start to miss out on finding readers or loyal followers?

Newsflash: You’re not going to miss out.

Granted, you shouldn’t neglect your artform or writing no matter the medium. But, there’s nothing wrong with the occasional sabbatical. Those moments when you set the laptop or pen and paper aside is usually when inspiration and other creative necessities come to fruition.

I believe writing every day because you want to write, and you feel like you need to write, is a better reason to write, than to gain followers and likes. (Say that sentence ten times fast!)

What do you think? Do you watch the numbers on the scoreboard? Or would you rather play the game? Comment below.