For about 66 days I posted on one of my four blogs every single day. I started January 1, 2011.
I may keep up the daily habit or begin to post weekly.
Here’s how I did it:
1) Connected with a community of writers (Twitter, Facebook, 43Things, MediaBistro) 2) Gave myself permission to write only 100 words 3) Wrote early in the morning, late at night (and occasionally on my lunch hour) 4) Told myself ‘It will only take you 20 minutes’ 5) Showed my vulnerabilty 6) Showed my awesomeness.
For extra credit:
1) Included photos 2) Told a story with a beginning, middle and end 3) Promoted books and philosophies I believe in 4) Piggybacked on other bloggers’ good ideas 5) Commented on others’ blog posts.
What I learned:
1) That writing improves your self esteem 2) That there is always something to write about 3) That I began to organize my life and thoughts around the four different blog areas — fitness, writing, spirituality and New York 4) That how-to posts and completely honest posts were the most popular 5) That my writing, especially the first couple of paragraphs, have to be simple and not witty (Humor comes later. Explaining the point of what I’m writing comes first.)
2 thoughts on “Daily Blog”
I love that you did this. It was something I always encouraged my students to do, and now that I am writing more frequently, I find it’s like visiting an old friend who always makes you feel good.
I needed this, MaryBeth! Somehow I overlooked this post, but I’m so glad you sent it to me; I’m grateful for people like you. You’re wonderful.