I’m a week into my Road Darling Year and I’ve already learned a few lessons. Mostly that committing to blogging on a daily basis was a bit crazy, especially given that I previously posted 3 to 4 times a month. The last time I posted every day was in 2011 when I started a beauty blog. Rest in peace Beauty Shy and all my beauty blogging ambitions.
Overall I’m excited about this project, especially since it’s something I’ve wanted to do since I began blogging five years ago. I think it’s a bit of a stretch to call it a “dream” but it definitely was an ambition, or at the very least something I wrote down a list of things I wanted to do one day. Looking back I think bloggers like Marisa from A New Dress A Day definitely planted the seed for the idea.
There’s lots of people out there who think blogging every day is too much. There’s tons of arguments about post frequency and length. Honestly, I don’t care about any of it. Part of me is doing this because I miss how blogging used to feel before it was a thing. Back when people shared stories without worrying about clicks and pageviews. YAWN! Who cares? I know readers don’t, so why should bloggers?
So far it’s been fairly easy to come up with things to write about, but today it got a little difficult. This coming week I plan on having some sort of schedule, because writing about writing is not a feasible fall back plan every time I run into a bind of, “Ahhhh! What do I write about next?!”
I also acknowledge fudging the “daily” part. Do I post every day? Yes. Has it always been posted before the clock strikes midnight? Nope. However with a little clicking, that issue is quickly fixed. Thanks, WordPress! Though it’s nearly 1 AM, I do have a good excuse for not posting before midnight today. I have a brand new foster dog that has temporarily turned my home upside down. More on him later, I’m sure.
Well, the dog has to go out to the bathroom now so I guess that’s all for today!