I used to think that this article would be the hardest to write of my career. There would be so much I'd want to say, so many thanks I'd want to give, such high expectations for the last "Emmy's Logo Here".
Anyone who says writing is easy is wrong. You have to think of an interesting topic, an important topic, something that you can write about for a page and a half or more. You have to make sure your ideas, opinions, and facts don't overlap too much, and always, always make sure those facts are legitimate. You have to look out for overusing words or phrases, and keep in mind that your sentences need to flow. You need to add things in at the right places. Checking for grammatical errors, spelling errors and just plain mistakes are also part of the process.
If you now think writing is hard, being a columnist is five times more difficult.
Not only do you have to do all those things listed above and more, but you have to do them every week.