What should I write about?

I’m pretty committed to having a blog. I enjoy sharing my always correct, slightly warped perspective with thehemingway quote dozens of you that read it. I hope one day to grow that number significantly and I’m not completely sure how to do that except to continue to write.  (If anyone knows any good short cuts where I get to keep my clothes on, let me know.  Oh who the hell am I kidding?)

Sometimes, though, it’s really hard to think of new ideas for what exactly to write.  I’ve never been prone to journaling, so it’s not in my nature to just sit down and pour my soul on paper daily.  I mean, who am I — Dougie Howser??

Ahh Neil...I've been trying to play doctor with you for decades now....
Ahh Neil…I’ve been trying to play doctor with you for decades now….

Ultimately, though, who I’m not doesn’t matter. There are a ton of compelling reasons to sit around and do nothing while we wait on the perfect thing to come along, that “a ha moment” as it were that makes our path make total sense.  But if we spend all our time waiting for something completely specific and ready to go out of the package we might miss the thing that is more than good enough and just waiting on our personal spin to develop it.

So I continue to refine, rethink, and explore ways to make Token’s Tokens as interesting to other people as the ideas are in my head. The one thing I have going for me is that no one is capable of writing in my voice, so I don’t have to worry about being unique. I just have to worry about being true to myself. Damn, what a notion….

Snoopy-Writing-LifeSo what the hell should I write about? Anything that tickles my pickle, actually. It’s my blog and you’ll read if you want to. But the main thing is that I remain committed to writing regularly. I shouldn’t be afraid to tackle certain ideas or themes; likewise I shouldn’t allow being uninspired to stop me from continuing the exercise.

In a movie I never actually watched, someone once said, “If you build it, they will come.” So I’ll use every post as another brick in the house that I intend to one day live in. Shitty metaphors aside it’s only through being committed to your goals when they are tough to commit to that you’ll (I’ll) be able to succeed.

Eat that for breakfast.

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