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.


  1. Lots of work, that is! I tend to post when the fancy strikes me. Usually about once a week. I always enjoy your posts!

    Peace <3

  2. My blog list is hopelessly outdated. I'm certain that half the people on it no longer blog. You're wise to plan your posts in advance and also to avoid time-sensitive issues. I mostly use blogging as an emotional outlet. I talk to myself rather than to others. Writing is a wonderful habit.

  3. I too go through the links list from time to time.
    I try to blog daily but it is just not humanely possible for me anymore.