The problem: Blogging regularly is hard because there are always other "urgent" things to do.
The solution: Raise the stakes. Put a price to not blogging.
Imagine telling yourself:
I should publish a new blog post by Thursday.
Now imagine telling yourself this instead:
I should publish a new blog post by Thursday or I'll pay $100.
Which one would motivate you the most to write? For me, if I put $100 at stake I definitely won't waste my limited time on unimportant tasks and I'll start writing right now (even if it's uncomfortable).
This is why I've built Write ✍️ or Die ☠️: You set a deadline for your blog post and a price, and if the blog post isn't online by the deadline you'll pay the price.
I've tried other commitment devices before (Stickk, Go Fucking Do It, Beeminder). They do wonders for motivation, but it's relatively easy (and tempting) to cheat. In contrast, in Write ✍️ or Die ☠️ you have to show proof of completion to a real dedicated person (me). That makes it cheat-proof: if you commit to your deadline, you must do it.
I've just released it and Indie Hackers is the first place where I'm talking about it. I'd love to hear feedback from you all, especially from those who blog regularly.