Daily Blogs, A Quick Update

January 21, 2020
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January 21, 2020 Nick Engvall

Daily Blogs, A Quick Update

Writing a blog post every day is challenging, especially considering I am trying to keep a majority of my ‘sneaker’ writing on the Sneaker History site because if I wrote about sneakers every day here, it would feel like I was cheating. I haven’t quite kept to the ‘blog post per day’ schedule so far but when I miss a day or have to publish after midnight, I am making up for the missed post.

There are three things I find most challenging when it comes to writing every day.

  1. Sometimes I’ve already written more than what I feel like writing in other aspects of my life.
    • I create content and manage social media accounts for a living, and writing is a big part of those responsibilities. No matter how much I enjoy writing, when you spend a majority of the day doing something, the last thing you want to do at the end of the day is do more of it.
  2. Topics to write about aren’t always easy to come by.
    • I consider myself to be a passionately curious person and typically have a lot to say about almost everything. However, when I am looking for topics to write about here on the blog, that interest in everything ends up being a challenge. I’m realizing through this exercise of writing a blog post every day that having a focal point, or a topic that you can stick to, is actually a huge advantage.
  3. Writing takes more time than I anticipated.
    • I’m decently quick when it comes to typing speed but I like to put more thought into my blog posts than just whipping up a few sentences and calling it good. Although, at times that is the best I can muster. Because of that, I take a lot of time thinking through how I want to convey the messages in my writing, and sometimes that means rewriting multiple times to get it feeling right.

One thing I have decided to do for upcoming posts is share some of my favorite places and what makes them special to me. So expect to see some of my favorite restaurants, museums, events, and other things in the future. And of course, if you have any suggestions or topics you would like me to tackle, feel free to leave a comment or drop me a note on Twitter.


Nick Engvall

Nick Engvall is a sneaker enthusiast with over 15 years of experience in the footwear business. He has written for publications such as Complex, Sole Collector, and Sneaker News, helped companies like Eastbay, Finish Line, Foot Locker, StockX, and Stadium Goods better connect with their consumers, has an addiction to burritos and Sour Patch Kids, and owns way too many shoes for his own good.

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