Honestly, I was a little too confident when I started the 100-Day Blogging Challenge. I never thought that it can be a little demanding since I’m used to creating blog posts for my clients. Now that I’m on Day 7, I can feel the slight burn and pressure. I don’t want to go back to 0 and start over again but the temptation to fail is getting stronger too as days go by.
How hard is it to blog every day?
Honestly, it can be hard and daunting if you don’t have a system in place to commit to this goal. I’ve adjusted my schedule and daily routine to accommodate this challenge and also to build the habit of blogging early in the morning. I noticed that I write easily within the first three hours of the day after waking up. So I adjusted my schedule accordingly. Also according to research, our brain is in its prime in the first 2.5 to 4 hours of the day after waking up so it scientifically makes sense to make these changes in my schedule.
Unfortunately, there are times when your ideal schedule and routine don’t happen. Today, I experienced 8 hours of power interruption. This means I have to readjust my priorities for the day and move my blogging schedule in the evening. I have to be prepared in this type of situation in a way that I don’t sacrifice the quality of my blog post. Yesterday, I published a half-baked article just to deliver the demands of this challenge. It’s not fair for me and definitely for the 300+ monthly users of this site to get that kind of article. So I decided to create another strategy.
Whenever I feel that I won’t be able to publish a heavily-researched article for my other blogs, I have to resort to writing a more personal entry for a day. This will ensure that both quality and delivery are met. For personal post like this, I don’t need to do so much researching. This kind of post only needs a level of introspection and some creativity to make it interesting for the reader. It’s also a strategic way to deliver my one-day-one-blog-post commitment to the challenge.
If you’re a newbie blogger, publishing something every day is not really a hard thing to do. Stop pressuring yourself to create “ever green contents”. Focus first on developing the habit to produce articles that can be of interest to your readers but wouldn’t take so much time to produce. As you become faster and more and more effective in writing, you can create those awesome posts that you’ve been dreaming of. Start small then grow your skills.
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