Two weeks ago I took up the challenge to post a blog every day. I’ve lasted exactly two weeks. But I’ve learned a few things:
- I still enjoy blogging. I had forgotten.
- I really enjoy the online community of bloggers who read and comment on each other’s posts. This group, however, can quickly grow and get out of hand. At which point it becomes either a time-consuming burden, or a guilt-ridden neglect.
- Having a goal in mind, to post every day for example, does motivate me to think more, write more, shoot more photos, and enriches my life.
- On the other hand, posting every day causes me to write more drivel and less meaningful posts which is counter to my life’s beliefs and goals. See yesterday’s post.
- I had hoped that the pressure of writing something everyday might lead me to a theme that I could center on instead of the randomness I continue to pursue.
- I need to spend more time on my longer term goals (next book for example) and less on coming up with something, anything, to fill this page.
I could probably come up with a few more points, but won’t burden you with them.
So, my post-a-day challenge has come to an end. I’m going back to my willy-nilly, post on a whim approach. Best of wishes to the other women who continue to blog on and in particular to Joss Burnell, who sent out the challenge that I temporarily accepted. She wrote a thought-provoking and inspiring post today that is well worth the read: The Third Third.
As for my blogging future, I hope to settle into some kind of regularity that you and I can count on. Time will tell if I succeed.
Now, I have an interview to transcribe and notes to organize for my birth-mother project. More on this as it progresses.