Hi! 👋 I’m Jessa.

I blog daily about life, work, and the future.

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It may not mean anything to you, and that’s okay.

But for me, this deserves a post on its own. Because this is proof that I was able to consistently post daily in this blog regardless of my mood to write.

Have you heard about writer’s block?

Maybe you did, and that’s because people have made it as an excuse to justify themselves for not feeling to write at any given moment. But from what I learned from those who committed to writing consistently, they said that there’s no such thing as writer’s block. I can remember Seth Godin wrote about how you don’t hear plumbers say that they have a plumber’s block, so they can’t do the work they’re supposed to do.

I dismissed the idea of writer’s block a long time ago.

Admittedly, there are days that I am not up to writing anything. And there are days that I can write a lot. But I committed myself to write daily just because I treat this as work. No, not the kind of work that pays money, like how people tell you that you can make money by blogging. But a kind of work with intrinsic values that even money cannot pay right now (yet). At the same time, I hope that someone somewhere (and maybe that’s you) will miss me when I stopped doing what I am doing.

Do I always have good ideas about what to write for a particular day?

I don’t think so.

You’d be surprised how more difficult it is to actually come up with a bad idea rather than show up every day with something you are at least willing to bring out to the world. It doesn’t have to be perfect the first time. Because if you keep withholding a project just because it’s not perfect yet, then you will surely miss the opportunity of getting feedback early. This kind of feedback eventually helps you iterate your work and make it even better the next time.

And to you, my dear reader, thank you so much for your time. Thank you for putting up with me this long. I am not sure yet how the web will evolve, but I hope you will still be there on the other side of the screen. Reading, learning, and taking action about your life, work, and the future.

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