After blogging everyday this month I’ve got no ideas for things to write today that I can actually write.
I’ve got several books to review but none are finished.
I’ve got a craft project to share but I need to weave the ends in before I can take pictures (and I want this blog posted before my takeaway arrives otherwise I’d wait and do that)
I’m going to be writing for a new website. But that hasn’t launched yet so there’s only a short intro post to see there.
It’s fair to say I’ve enjoyed my month of daily blogging and I’ve gotten a lot out of carving a slot of time each day to write and share thoughts here. I’d been losing my love for the blog and I think this challenge has given me it back. It’s also introduced me to several new blogs that I enjoy reading.
My mental health has been suffering for the last few days/week – it often does at this time of year and the weather hasn’t helped that – but there’s a part of me that thinks if I hadn’t been making the effort to blog each day it would probably have been worse.
I also suspect that a few of the posts I have written this month have been reaching and are probably pointless to anyone who reads them. Written simply for the sake of writing and so I can say that this is a challenge I achieved rather than yet another thing I said I’d do and then didn’t. I’d like to do a daily blogging challenge again at some point however.
Over the last few days I’ve been thinking about what happens with this blog going forwards. Do I want to write on a schedule or keep blogging daily or go back to my prior as and when writing. Or do I want to do something in between.
Part of me would love to keep blogging daily. I think it’d be pretty cool to get to the end of this year and have a post for every single day. But I think I’d need to get a lot more organised in order to do that. And having said to someone a few days ago that I’m trying to be more realistic this year, the realistic thing is that’s a goal I’m not likely to keep up for a whole year.
So in the name of both realism and self care I’m going to blog more. But I’m probably not going to blog daily.