Sunday, August 23, 2015
Blogging Every Day
I recently cleaned up my blog list, deleting bloggers who have not posted in months, or longer. We start blogging and we have busy periods and quiet periods. I am coming up on my 10th anniversary of blogging, I have had a year when I only posted three times, but I have never given up. Very soon I will post my 1,000th post. This year I have committed to posting 365 postings. The idea was to post once a day. I have posted more then one time several days, so far I have only missed one day this year. I will try very hard not to miss again.
So how do I do it? I create posts in batches when I am inspired and have ideas. It may say I did X yesterday, but the yesterday may have been a couple of weeks ago. If I have an idea that needs to go up today or tomorrow, I move what was scheduled for today or tomorrow, to a date in the future. Most of what I do is not time sensitive. I schedule postings ahead of time, sometimes a few days ahead, sometimes long into the future. I create lists of blogging topics. All of my postings contain a picture, I will go through the archive of images and start draft postings based on pictures I want to use. I have a handful of drafts at any one time that are just an image and a title. I try not obsess over content. If it works, it works, if it doesn't there will be another posting tomorrow. I don't obsess over perfection, I sometimes go back and fix sometimes my typos, sometimes I just leave them. If anyone quits reading because of the typos, they really weren't interested in what I rant about to start with. Writing every day is a habit, a habit I wish to develop. The best way to do that, is to write everyday.