Whew! It’s over.
I did it. I posted every single day for a month.
I don’t know how those daily bloggers do it. I don’t even know how those Monday through Friday posters do it. If I haven’t learned anything else, I’ve learned that I am NOT, I repeat NOT a post-a-day type of person. Nosiree. Some other thoughts I had…
I have a writing habit now. I went into this wanting to cultivate a habit of writing every day, and I accomplished that much. Now that the challenge is over, I can hide the garbage that usually comes out, and post just the good stuff.
If I write a lot, I churn out some good stuff every now and again. Sometimes the creative centers of the brain are firing and sometimes they’re just not.
Filler can be shareworthy. A song or a photo or a little one-liner isn’t necessarily a cop-out. Sometimes, it’s just as worth a look-see as the standard 500-word post.
Deadlines help. Even if they are self-imposed, artificial, inconsequential deadlines, I take them seriously and they make me write something. That’s the habit I wanted to build – just writing something every day.
Writing every day changes how I look at the world. Now, when something even mildly significant happens, I stop to think about whether it’s worth sharing. I’ve surprised myself, having a lot to say about the most mundane goings-on.
I don’t like to post every day. Wait, did I say that already? Because I don’t. Just so we’re clear.
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