So this blogging thing isn’t easy.
I made the commitment to myself that this year I would blog every weekday. It is an auspicious thing for me. Last year, until December, I had blogged four times. I blogged several times in December as I began to ramp up to 2015, but I still only blogged seven times all year.
Why Blog Daily?
I’ve had several people ask me why I decided to do something as simple, but also so time intensive, as blog every weekday. It isn’t sexy like video and it isn’t dynamic like podcasting. Blogging is dead. I’ve heard all of these and more. But blogging is powerful. It’s a chance to get my thoughts out onto the page. But even more than that, it’s a chance for me to contribute back the knowledge that I have been given and the skills that I’ve developed. If it can help even one person in their quest to create a website, improve their life or just learn a new trick, it will have all been worth it.
But there is also a personal element to this. I’m constantly attempting to teach myself more discipline and to create good habits for myself. Writing everyday is a skill that I am loving so far. Writing well is such an important skill in both your professional and personal life and doing so requires constant practice.
Blogging So Far
So the month of January had 22 weekdays in it. I have 18 published posts for January. So I didn’t make it 100%. I was sick a couple days, got busy on others. But I am very happy with my progress and discipline in month one. The key moving forward is to continue to schedule time every day that is just for writing. For me, this means leaving early for work and writing before clocking in. It’s quiet, far more so than my house with two little ones running around, and gets me not only into the attitude to write, but starts my day with a burst of creativity.
Moving forward, I’m going to try to hit every weekday in February. This should be regardless of circumstances, but I’m only human, right? 🙂 What about you? Have big plans for February? Have you taken stock of your resolutions for 2015 and how you’ve fared so far? Tell me about it below!