26) Why posting a #blogaday is a really bad idea

It’s exhausting. I’ve enjoyed the experience, but it has worn me out. Each day putting together a new post, often some research, proof reading, finding relevant images to attach. Then finally monitoring comments, replying where applicable.

Towards the end I was fast running out of ideas to write about. It became a struggle as writers block set in. Some of the posts (points at this one) were about the process of the process rather than contributory. I’m sorry about that.

The other thing that bothered me somewhat is that, because of how regular new content is being posted, older content is quickly lost. Some of the better entries quickly became consigned to the ‘older posts’ section. I wrote about cancer – it’s now two pages behind the front. I wrote about work – that too has slipped away. If you post every single day your work is quickly lost to history. When some of it is your best writing it’s sad to see it adrift so quickly. With a slower schedule your posts get more of an audience, more views, and more people have the opportunity to be affected and to comment on your work.

Would I do it again? Probably not. Once is enough. It’s tough, it’s unforgiving, and often you’re writing when you could be doing something else.

Would I recommend it? Oh god yes I would. Just as a test of your mettle, your writing skills, imagination, tenacity. Do it. Do it just once. Set yourself a target and get writing.

And if you do, be sure to let me know so I can be an avid reader.

Till tomorrow ✌️


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