I've tried to start blogging so many times throughout the years but always ended up with 35,000 word MONSTERS that are so complex I can't finish without going full time J.R.R. Tolkien style.
Similar fate as my music career... 100s of nearly finished songs. I've never been happy with them and so I haven't shown more than a dozen people. In fact, similar fate as my startup in the first year. I have a tendency to push for the EPIC and then end up struggling.
Then last week I read about how Anne-Laure Le Cunff had a similar problem. UNTIL she decided she would write something everyday and only allow herself to proofread it once before posting it. A couple of years later and she is making $80K from her newsletter.
Hopeful, I tried writing everyday for a week straight with the rule to post something at the end of each day. To be honest with you, I still ended up with mini-biopics. But I would then extract one section, and voila, I had a post.
Each day I posted on Hacker News and yesterday you can see from my data my post was 1 spot away from making it to the front page. Super encouraging.
When inputs do not equal outputs it usually has to do with value. That's why it's so important to start small and focus on quantity first.