In my last post I claimed to have “blogger’s block” but I’ve decided it’s a bit more complicated than that.
After a bit of introspection I think I’ve realised that I have a sort of obsessive personality. Not an OCD or anything like that, but more that if I find something that interests me I have a strong drive to exhaustively find out everything I can about it. I want to master it. It will occupy much of my time for days, weeks or even months, And then, when I feel I know as much as I can, or as much as I need to know to feel that I’ve mastered it, I drop it and move on to something else.
Pretty strange really.
If I think right back to when I was a kid, my favourite reading materials were encyclopaedias. I devoured them. I had a thirst for knowledge and more specifically, I wanted to know how things work. When it came to hobbies, if I felt I couldn’t do something really well then I’d drop it very quickly. Conversely, if I felt I could do something really well, I’d immerse myself in it, But as soon as I’d mastered it (or maybe realised I couldn’t easily improve much more?), again I’d drop it. Fishing – yep, I got pretty good then just stopped. Ditto Spanish guitar. Ditto keyboards (synths). Ditto music composition and recording. Ditto photography (degree and good job then moved on). Ditto web site creation (in the very early days). Ditto golf. I could fill a page with more examples.
So, maybe the latest thing is blogging? Actually not that exactly as I wouldn’t say I’ve mastered the art but more the technicalities. In a short space of time I taught myself all about WordPress and SEO to get this blog going. But I got distracted and have been sidetracked into building sites for others (and getting very good SEO results -yay!) – and I’ve not been applying those skills or time to my own site and blog.
Yes, pretty strange really.