I’ve tried to write regularly for more than 5 years. Yet I still struggle to publish content monthly, let alone write something every week. It’s not really a time problem: every week I waste many hours slacking on Internet, at work or at home. I could probably turn one of those wasted hours into a semi-productive writing session. I realize that ‘wasting’ time is a necessary evil, nobody can be productive all the time: sometime you just need to turn the brain off to recharge.

I’m not posting high quality content. Most of my posts in my Blog took 2 to 4 hours of focused effert to research and write, not including the time it takes for the idea to mature. I want to post less, but post better articles.

Most of my writing happen in short bursts over a few days. I’m writing a lot at the moment because I have a shiny new bitbucket repository with all my essays in progress. Unfortunately once the novelty wears out, I don’t think I’ll write at the same rate…

Scratchpad made me write more. It was inspired by Steven Johnson’s Spark file. I think this new repository with short essays in progress is a good complement to it. I’ll see how things turn out…

Cal Newport argues that the best way to write for wannabe writers like me is to have an adaptable writing schedule every week. I wonder if I should reserve a time-slot during the week for writing. 1 hour focused on writing may turn out to be the trigger I need to think and publish valuable articles.