As I mentioned in an earlier post or two, part of my job at work involves updating the Foundation’s blog. I actually quite enjoy it. But I realized, the fact that I blog on Fernweh’s Call every day has given me a skewered perception of what is “normal” for a healthily updated blog.
For example, my work’s blog is accessible through the website and the website lists the most recent 8 or so posts with links to get there. I seriously over-analyze how recent those 8 posts should be. Is it okay to have one from May? Should they all be June and July? Or just July? Can July have a few more posts than June? Or should I evenly space out posts so I don’t post more than 4 a month?
But when you are used to writing 30-31 posts a month, 4 sure seems weak!
I think I am going to go stalk all the organizations like us and see how often they post.
Boss: “You blog every day, right?”
Boss: “So you can whip a few posts up about our last case, right? Should be a breeze!”
Me: * thinks about the story of the runaway watermelon that took 5 minutes to write *
Me: * thinks about the complicated civil procedure litigation we just finished that took weeks of research *
Today marks 100 days of posting in a row and coincides with my blog hitting 200* followers! Thank you all for your kind support and encouragement!
*Technically 209 since I have 9 e-mail followers and the 200 number only counts WordPress followers. But 200 sounds more rounded than 209. I know you 9 are the real champs, though! You have to deal with me in your inbox!
Soooooooo you might have noticed a few…just a few…posts from me recently.
Hi, yeah, I’m back! And posting every day.
I do plan to keep it up this time, too. Or at least, I do until January when I leave for Thailand. I’m not sure how it will work then.
I was reflecting on 24, though, and I realized that part of what made the year challenging was that I didn’t look for those little moments that made it wonderful. Though I did blog, it wasn’t blogging for the sake of remembering. I want to remember this season.
Also I get a little burst of dopamine every time some likes one of my posts. And that stuff is addicting!
So I’m back! I apologize if your inbox is blowing up. Hopefully the journey ahead will make it worth it.
One of the downsides of moving to the middle of nowhere Idaho to work at camp is that I will have limited access to the internet. My blogging streak which has now lasted almost a year and two months will come to an end after Wednesday. The upside of this is that when I do have internet, I’ll be uploading amazing pictures of mountains and nature. Stay tuned for that! The downside is, well, no more daily posts from me.
This really is the end of a season. I’ve grown attached to these daily posts. It has kept me consistent in a way journaling never could. Thank you, readers, for being part of my life. I hope you’ll stick around for the next adventure!
(And don’t worry, you’ll still have me on the weekends.)
P.S. The other downside to camp is that I won’t have time and/or access to books like I do now so I probably won’t make my goal of 170 this year. *sob*
I have an exciting announcement. Are you ready for this? *drum roll please*
Today marks…ONE YEAR OF BLOGGING EVERY DAY!!
I never thought I would make it this long. I assumed that blogging consistently would be like any other hobby I have tried, momentarily consuming and eventually forgotten. (RIP -crocheting, Spanish, and anime.) Somehow, however, blogging has persisted, and I think that is because writing every day gives me a platform to talk about what interests me in the moment. It supersedes my short term focus by encompassing everything!
I started blogging every day because I heard on a podcast (another forgotten hobby) that doing so would make you a better, more rounded person. I think the speaker meant blogging about current events and world injustices and other, serious things. I fall short of that. However, blogging has taught me some important things…
- Short is good.
- When in doubt, write a book review.
- Procrastination is bad. Half of these posts were written right before I went to bed and you can tell.
- Mom does not find my Pinterest posts amusing.
- Food posts are always popular.
- One year goes by really fast.
Thank you, readers! This year would not have been the same without you. Here’s to another year of blogging! (and hopefully this time I won’t miss a day in July)
5pm – Shoot, I haven’t posted yet today.
6pm – I should really get on this.
7pm – Am I reading anything good? Did I watch any movies recently?
8pm – Any funny stories from today?
9pm – Yeah, I’m cutting this close.
10pm – Now I’m in trouble.
11pm – Hmm… “Blogging time…”