While February is not quite over yet, I believe now is a good time to look back and take stock of the past two months.
It’s been a busy two months outside of my daily blogging. I’ve helped pitch a major client, released version 1.0 of an internal framework, and started several new client projects at work. Personally, I’ve announced a new side project, spent a lot more time with my family (on purpose) and tried to keep up with my two young kids.
But in spite of all that, I’ve been fairly consistent in blogging. In the month of February, I’ve only missed 3 days of blogging during the work week. In fact, it has been one day each week so far. While I need to finish the remainder of the week in order to finish the month, I’m on track to beat January’s five missed days by a good margin.
Blogging takes discipline and a plan
There is no magic trick that has kept me blogging this long, nor do I have superhuman will power. I have simply made the decision that I am going to blog this year and created a plan to get me there. As I’ve said before, I write mostly in the mornings before work. I wake up early, get to work early and give myself time to write both on this blog and another personal blog that I keep.
The mornings where I miss blogging are mostly due to emergencies cropping up when I arrive at work or not going into work that day. It happens. But I don’t let it affect how the rest of my weekly writing will go. I’ve tried to think about it from a much longer view. Sure, I missed a day, but missing anymore will cause my discipline to falter and hurt me long-term.
P.S. I had my most successful post ever the other day with more than 200 people visiting a single post in a single day. Pretty exciting for me. A big thanks to guys like Chris Lema for retweeting and Chris Wiegman who retweets my stuff constantly. You guys are awesome.
What about you? How are you doing on writing this year? How about on your other goals? Any of them still going?