You already have everything you need to create stuff on the internet
If we’re honest with ourselves, it’s not the tools that hold us back. The real obstacles to creative productivity? Low motivation and overcommitment.
Being okay with being terrible
Publishing something imperfect, let alone something that’s genuinely bad, is difficult for me.
On internet obscurity: analytics be damned
When I stop delighting in the work for its own sake, I soon stop working altogether. When I let website analytics or podcast download stats serve as my primary motivation, discouragement festers, and I soon stop writing. It’s happened a half-dozen times before.
Does Steve Jobs’ creative philosophy (“Make something wonderful”) apply to obscure bloggers?
When I ignore my desire for affirmation and appreciation and instead simply focus on expressing something genuine, blogging and podcasting are much more fun.