By Dustin Tigner

Disclaimer: Welcome to my spoiler-free journal. This is where I record my thoughts and feelings as they pertain to what the hell I just wrote. I may explore writing craft, productivity techniques, bemoan running out of my favorite snack, or anything else. You've been warned!

I’m rethinking my writing journal.

(I have this under worldbuilding because that’s what I did today, haha.)

After twenty-five journal entries, I’m thinking of calling it quits on my public writing journal. If that is the case, then this will be my last entry.

These journal entries were never supposed to be about you, which is ultimately the problem. Despite them not being about you, I tried to make them interesting. And while I might have achieved that in some of my entries, the amount of time it takes to create these posts every day has taken time away from other things, such as writing actual articles.

It has been over a month since I released an article. Why?

Twenty-five journal entries. . . .

These entries might hold me more accountable, but that’s a me thing, not a you thing. You probably don’t care that I wrote a thousand words or ten thousand words today. You probably don’t care about me adjusting my writing process for the hundredth time. And that’s okay.

I’m not against bringing my readers behind the scenes to show what goes into writing a book. In fact, I have a category for that very thing. It’s called . . . Behind the Scenes.

Instead of showing up every day to push out a new post, I should focus on what you might find interesting, entertaining, or educational. What I create should provide value and be organized in such a way that you can find it easily.

I’m going to take the weekend to think about this (I did put a lot of work into this). If I decide to delete this section, it’s not a failure, it’s a step toward progress. In fact, through this experience, I’ve found many topics I’d like to write about. I’ve also improved article cards (homepage article images) with excerpts and plan to add tagging.

Trial and error. It’s all we can do.

Keep making progress. :)