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…”
With the exception of that one day in July when I forgot to post, I have blogged every day for roughly 6 months! I know sometimes my posts can be random and last minute, but I have really enjoyed and appreciated this opportunity. Thank you to everyone who has supported and followed me! Especially big thanks to those family members who always read my posts ❤️ You keep me inspired.
After 4 months of blogging every day, I forgot to blog yesterday!
I didn’t mean to. I was exhausted and fell asleep before I realized I hadn’t posted yet. I have *almost* fallen asleep without posting many a time…but this was the first time I’ve actually done it! Gahhhhhh.
Oh well, Day 1. I’ll start again!
And like that, 34 days of blogging pass. I can’t believe I have made it so long! Overall, it has been a really fun and rewarding experience. There have been some odd posts…and some good ones. On more occasions than I care to remember, I was tucked into bed and half-asleep before I realized I needed to write something. I guess that sort of explains the odd posts.
This has been fun! It has been challenging but that makes it worth it. Forcing myself to be consistent has made it easier to be consistent in other things, like giving up coffee. It has been fun to write every day. It has been fun to share the books I read and the memes that make me laugh.
In short, it has been so fun I plan to keep it up! I don’t know how it will go, but writing every day is a good habit to maintain and this extrovert finds it easier to blog every day than journal. My next goal? 100 posts in a row (including these 34 😉 )
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.