Last night, Derek mentioned that he wanted to start writing again, and I realized that I’ve been pretty slack about it too. I thought that maybe we could be accountability partners.

Then I realized that my most common excuse not to write anything is that I don’t know what to write about, so I asked him to spot me a few ideas. His response seemed a bit meta.

I don’t have a full answer to Derek’s question about how to develop a habit of blogging regularly, but I think it might be as simple as making a commitment. This might be “n posts per week” or “n hours of honest effort to write something,” but whatever it is, we need to stick to it.

Like I mention above, this usually breaks down when I get stuck on what to write about. Derek might not have intended it, but I think the solution is in his latest post:

Not our best moment, but we'll take the easy wins wherever we can. :)
This post is not my best moment, but consider it an easy win to build momentum. Hopefully the next one will be a bit more substantial Winking smile

This post originally appeared on The DevStop.