Well, I’m afraid I’m closing the chapter on my dream to post every day for a year. I made it about 56-ish days, which is pretty impressive to me considering I went from posting maybe two or three times a month to posting each day. Well, almost. Anyway, I’m calling it quits on my “blogging every day for a year” journey. Why? Well, sometimes I simply don’t have anything to say. And saying rubbish is worse than saying nothing.
I am glad I tried and made it two months. I never did make a schedule, I just kind of winged the whole thing. I guess the part I’m happiest about is the fact that I tried it at all. I mentioned before that I always wanted to post every day for a year. Now that I’ve attempted (and failed) at it, I can say, yeah, I did that that, and I didn’t like it.
I’m kind of envious of people who can stock pile blog posts or write three or four posts in a row. For me, it’s always been about sitting down every day (or once a week) and asking myself, “OK, self, what do you want to write about today?”
In my endeavors to blog every day, I touched on topics I would have put off. Like sharing about my anxiety and depression, that finally felt right to share about. I’m not sure I would’ve written about it had it not been for daily blogging.
I also think I found my voice here, finally. One of the best compliments I ever received about my “online” voice is that I write like I speak. I think as a writer that that’s the best I can hope for. Sure, I’m not always elegant. I’m clunky at times and say, “So…” and “You know” a lot. But, so what? Ha!
I do plan on posting more frequently than once or twice a week, just not every day, fortunately or unfortunately. Thank you for following along with my journey, the ups and the downs. I definitely don’t see this as a failure, just something I tried and found I didn’t like in the end.