At the start of November, I decided that I would challenge myself to a month of blog posts, similar to my friends and acquaintances participating in National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo). Well, the month is up and the results are in.
|Blog Writing Month, 2013|
The green spots indicate successful days, the red, days without a blog post. A 43% success rate. Not as great as I’d hoped. The month started strong, but fell apart in that fourth week with a weak attempt at recovery in the fifth. My expectation was that I’d write a week’s worth of posts on the weekend, then queue them up to auto-post during the week, perhaps playing some mid-week catch up if I did not manage to write enough on the weekend. What I ended up with were a lot of busy weekends and last-minute posts.
During normal times, I would write a post at any ol’ time then queue it up to auto-post at 8am the next day. I have a number of reasons for this, none of them particularly compelling. This month, the majority of blog posts were late in the evening, accounting for last-minute writing.
So it was a stretch to keep up, not for lack of content — I still have a backlog of topics — but for lack of writing time.