I’ve been running away with the analogies today, so what better time to write the post that I’ve been mulling over in my mind?
Sex is like blogging or, rather, blogging is like sex.
I mean, I guess I’ve been blogging for longer than I’ve been having sex. Now, isn’t that kinda weird to say?
Back onto the topic at hand.
I’ve discussed with many people before how sex becomes more of a “necessity” the more you have it. This is true for me. When I have sex frequently, I want more sex more frequently. When it’s been a while, desire dies down a bit. I almost have to psych myself up to get back into the mood. Often, I do this and think “What have I been waiting for?”
Blogging is much the same. When I don’t blog for a while, I get bogged down with the idea that I “owe” my readers a blog post. I should get on it, so on and so forth. However, the longer I wait, the less likely I am to open up WordPress in my browser. Timely posts become too late to be important, or drafts sit in my dashboard for weeks or even months as a time.
It takes quite some convincing by the time I add a new post, and it’s usually because I feel as though an arbitrary amount of time has passed. However, when I blog and get into a groove, I can write three or four posts right away. The inspiration flows, and I don’t want to stop.
But when I’m going through those slow periods, I don’t remember this. I don’t have the passion or yearning.
Of course, blogging isn’t quite the same as sex. Sex falls into the category of necessity for me. Sex, when done right, fulfills needs that I didn’t even know that I had. Sex can even solve my biggest problem: my anxiety. Blogging doesn’t quite fulfill me that way. It’s a hobby that has perks, so it’s less likely that I’m going to stress out over my lack of activity in it.
So let’s extend this analogy a bit:
- When you’re really into sex or blogging, the result will be better for everyone involved.
- Sex is like blogging in that watchers make it more fun, and that it’s better to have fun, laughing content rather than serious.
- You get more out of it when you get something into it.
- Sometimes it’s easier to be vulnerable when blogging or having sex than it is during everyday conversation.
- There’s always more to both worlds than you realize initially.
- Anonymous sex and blogging can both be hot.
- Hell, you can make money from both.. and companies use both sex and blogging to sell products.
So, for you, how is sex like blogging?