It’s so frustrating wanting to write something and not knowing where to start. I have a habit of coming back to old posts too, unpublished drafts that just aren’t quite ‘finished’, and I make some progress but a lot of the time I end up just getting sick of it. Getting a little closer to a finished product and then… getting stuck.
When I reach that point my mind is kind of locked into the subject matter of whatever it was I tried to finish. Makes it harder, at least on the face of it, to hop onto another track of thought. That of course adds to the frustration, and I think it also reveals an important element of blogging on a regular basis.
A nimble mind is a must have, and not just with blogging or other kinds of writing. A lot of the progress or achievements you might be aiming for in any given area of your life benefits beyond what I could describe in words by not getting caught up or held down by one subject, one task, one whatever.
You need to be able to make the jump from one thing to the next, which means you’ve got to learn to finish. Even if something isn’t really as “finished” as you might like, getting it out of the way opens up the opportunity to move on to something else, or to try again with whatever it is you’re up to.