The trials and tribulations of blogging every day

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Surprise! I have blogged every day for almost a three months now. I made it a secret resolution, so secret I don’t think I even mentioned it except for, like, one time. I kinda wanted to see if anybody noticed? (As far as I can tell, nobody has.) But mostly I wanted it to be a personal goal. I wanted to see if I could do it.

And I can! And I AM. And lately it’s gotten very tough.

Trials and Tribulations

  1. Having caught up on my book reviews, I must think up my own discussion topics. And then I have to turn those ideas into actual posts. Constantly having to come up with ideas and then execute those ideas can be SO tiring.
  2. My laptop is hateful and doesn’t want me to connect to the internet, which makes it fairly difficult to actually get a post UP.
  3. Javascript refuses to work with the Linux distro I’m using and I can’t make pretty graphics in PicMonkey any longer. I miss you, PicMonkey!
  4. I used to write my posts on the weekend, during the mornings. I used to feel productive and accomplished, all before noon. Now I’m writing them during the week, at night. I feel tired and unhappy and also I can’t spell words right.
  5. Sometimes I write like three posts and they all stink, and I don’t want to post something that stinks just to have posted something.

But, there are also

Benefits

  1. Now that I’ve done it for three months, it has become a habit. A habit I like!
  2. I feel creative! Almost all the time! I’m coming up with post ideas everywhere, even on the bus at 7 in the morning, and it’s great. Brainstorming is my favorite part of any project.
  3. I am reading more books quicker than I used to, because I HAVE to if I want to have something to review.
  4. People are commenting more! Yay!
  5. The positivity I’ve generated with this project has (I feel) bled over into other aspects of my life. Like one of those “think positive” things, only it actually worked.
  6. It’s fun!

So while it’s tough keeping up the momentum, I do enjoy writing posts and being creative every day. I’m going to keep doing it, too! While I won’t penalize myself if I skip a day of posting, I do want to see how long I can keep it going.

Here’s to another three months!

6 thoughts on “The trials and tribulations of blogging every day”

  1. I used to blog every day or nearly every day but, like you said, sometimes it’s just hard to come up with that much content. I think it was easier when Z was little and we were reading picture books together all of the time. Now we read a chapter book together at bedtime so it takes a month or more to get through one book. That’s not enough to add to my reading to equal anything like enough posts. Congrats on making it work though!

  2. Great post! Sometimes I struggle to come up with discussion post ideas. Those are the hardest ones, I think. I think I have gotten into a great habit of blogging just about every day. The only times I don’t blog a lot are weekends.

  3. Hurrah for you! You are the best! I never know what anyone’s posting schedule is like because I am so bad at keeping up with my feedreader reading. But I am hugely impressed that you managed to post every day. I can hardly manage to do three posts in a week, myself.

    1. I would LOVE to get back up to three posts a week! I’ve gone completely the opposite direction from posting every day, after getting the flu and injuring my main typing arm. Ugh.

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