Five posts in five days kind of makes me feel like a superhero. My goal is to post something every day for a week, or possibly even a month. I have the attention span of a squirrel so while the past few days have been easy, I’m not really sure how this venture will turn out.
However, I heard on a podcast recently that a great way to continue developing your character is by blogging every day. I don’t believe everything I hear on podcasts, but the more I thought about it, the more I liked it.
Here are a few reasons I’ve decided to try:
- To develop perseverance. I tend to flit from interest to interest. I will be utterly absorbed with a subject for about 48 hours, and then it will pass. I can already feel my interest in blogging passing. I don’t think this is bad. It is part of my personality. However, I’m hoping blogging even when I don’t feel like it will make me stronger.
- To think more. Actually, I think quite a bit, but a lot of it circles around in my head and gets forgotten. I’m a verbal processor so, in lieu of speaking to people, writing is the second best way to get things out of my head.
- To learn more. If I have to say something every day, I am going to run out of ideas quickly enough. So I am hoping blogging every day will urge me to learn about different things or pursue ideas.
- To sharpen my writing. Writing book reviews on Goodreads has really sharpened my use of vocabulary and analysis of what I am reading. I’m hoping blogging consistently will have the same effect.
So there you have it. You can consider this something of a disclaimer. There will be days of long, thought out posts and days with only a quote or picture. There will be days I raid Pinterest to bring you my favorite memes. There will be days I post Scripture verses from my devotional. And there will be days I am really, really not interested in posting anything, but I am hoping I can overcome that feeling and press on anyway. I want to become more interesting and interested in everything around me. I’m hoping I can use this blog to do that. It will be messy, but I think it is also going to be fun.