A Change Of Heart

On July 26th of last year, I made a commitment to my blog. I would write every day for the next 365 . It’s been 250 days as of today. I can’t believe I’ve made it this far. It’s difficult to come up with a post for every day. Some days I barely squeak something out. Some days I am proud of what I do. But most days it feels like I am creating material below my capabilities because it is being done under the duress of having to post something.

So, after a lot of consideration, I’ve decided I’m stepping back again. I will write on occasion, when I feel I have something valuable to contribute to the blog universe. I’m simply tired of forcing myself to do this. I need a break.

But, maybe then again, maybe this is just April Fool’s craziness and tomorrow I will be back at it. I guess we’ll see.

5 comments

  1. I think you’re making a wise choice. I have committed to writing five days a week and that can be tough on some days, too. Without the two days off, I’d be done.

    1. Yes. Going forward I think I will work up a more tenable schedule of writing. Trying to compose something everyday can get overwhelming when life gets busy.

  2. I’m so impressed that you did daily posts for 250 days. Congrats on that! I always enjoy your posts. Last year, I committed to posting every day for a month and it stressed the hell out of me trying to do that. But I learned something by doing it and was glad I tried it. I learned it wasn’t for me. But it works for others and that’s great.

    1. What I have learned about writing daily for periods of time is that it is a valuable way to make myself a priority. It’s easy for me to decide I am too busy because I put others first, but if I make myself write (even if it’s the last thing I do all day) I am reminded that my voice matters too. There may be a better way to achieve this reminder, but I haven’t found it yet.

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