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The Blog Must Go On

The Blog Must Go On
A picture I took the day of my
birthday in Montreaux, Switzerland

(Heavily inspired by Queen's The Show Must Go On. If someone wants to record a sing along, I'll be very happy to link to it)

Empty pages - what are we living for
Abandoned blogs - I guess we know the score
On and on, does anybody know what we are googling for

Another hit, another list post
Behind the router, in your basement room
Hold the submit, does anybody want to take it anymore

The blog must go on
The blog must go on
Inside my server is breaking
My formatting may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

Whatever happens, I'll leave it all to Digg
Another rejection, another failed guest post
On and on, does anybody know what we are writing for

I guess I'm learning, I must be a writer now
I'll soon be turning, round the corner now
Outside the dawn is breaking
But inside in the dark I'm aching to be free

The blog must go on
The blog must go on
Inside my server is breaking
My formatting may be flaking
But my smile still stays on

My blog is flying through the wings of Twitter birds
Facebook pages of yesterday will grow but never die
I can post - my friends

The blog must go on
The blog must go on
I'll face it with a grin
I'm never giving in
On - with the blog -

I'll top Reddit, I'll overkill
I have to find the will to blog on
On with the -
On with the blog -
The blog must go on

All joking aside, you should take this advice to heart. A blog isn't born overnight, and less if you have a day job and other hobbies aside from writing. You may love writing, but you will likely hate it once in a while. It is completely normal.

You just have to put in the hours. Write, hone your skills, keep with it. Maybe it won't pay off, but you will be a better writer, and writing better can open you many doors in your work life.

As Steven Pressfield puts it, you have to be a pro, and the example he gives is a quote from Somerset Maughan: "I write only when inspiration strikes, fortunately it strikes every morning at nine o'clock sharp. Keep pressing the wall.

You have to face it with a grin and be overkill, day after day.

Written by Ruben Berenguel