Before I continue, I just want to thank those people who read my first post. Yes this is highly sentimental but I just felt the need to thank those who took the time to read my young blog. For those of you who have not read it, I suggest you do.
There we go!
So this is the point in time that either makes or breaks a writer. The hype and excitement of completing the “First Post” has faded and now you’re faced with the reality:
If you want to get anywhere you have to continue blogging. What does this means? This means that you need to go back to your box of ideas and you need to start constructing more stuff! This doesn’t just apply to blogging though. The “Dread Second Post Syndrome” happens everywhere. It may not be a “second post”, though. It could be the second song, the second album, the second design, etc. It’s a genuine problem in the world we live in today…
People tend to gain enough energy and excitement for the introduction to their “Big Plan” but when it comes to the next step…everything goes *poof*. Why? Well 9.99999 out of 10 times it’s because no one ever prepares for the reality they are soon faced with. What is that reality?
THIS IS GOING TO BE HARD WORK.
The problem with a lot of us today – myself included once upon a time – is that we do not prepare for the reality that accomplishing our dreams and ambitions is going to involve a hell of a lot of hard work. One reason why it took so long for this blog of mine to come up is because I was daunted by the amount of blood, sweat and tears it was going to require. I want this blog to go somewhere. I know it is going to go somewhere. But that means that I’m going to have to deliver. Post after post. That’s just the beginning.
And that’s how it goes for your dreams. You cannot rely on blown-up hope. You need to plan. You need to prepare yourself. Think about all those people who have managed to make their dreams and ambitions come true. Some of the stories are downright painful. I’ll share some of those stories in one of my future posts.
“Chipo, what point are you trying to make?” – You may be asking me that right now.
Well, what I’m trying to say is: when you have something you’re really passionate about – sit down and plan. Sit down and reflect. Heck, you don’t even need to sit down. Plan. Reflect. Plan some more. Reflect even more. Come to terms with the fact that once you set out to seriously make your dream come true, your life will change. You will be subjected to hard work, sacrificing social time for your dream, and a lot of other things – I don’t want to spoil the surprise for you 🙂 *Insert ironic laugh here*
But really get up and get started. Don’t let the “Dreaded Second Post Syndrome” get you down. Once you’re done, you really are a step closer to achieving your dream. That’s definitely how I’m feeling now.
Now for the third post…