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Why I Try To Blog Every Day

When I first started blogging, I had the goal of publishing a post a day. Now that I’m older and busier, I wonder why I set future me up for failure.

On a serious note, I don’t have to publish something every day. But nowadays, it feels wrong not posting.

I think 15-year-old me was wise in some ways. Trust me when I say she was not wise in many ways.

Still, she knew practicing every day does a lot more good than practicing once a month. But she also knew that without a goal, Herminia will do nothing. She’d sit on her hands. She would wait for opportunities to fall from the sky into her lap. She’s also lazy. She comes up with excuses.

I’m also realizing now that if I let myself try to write the perfect novel, I would. But you can’t make anything perfect. You have to write a lot of bad before you write anything good.

I’m not aiming for perfection every time I hit publish. I’m aiming for progress. I want to learn and grow. I can’t do that if I spend my whole life trying to plan the most perfect post or the best novel.

There’s still so much I don’t know. But I do know I enjoy the challenge of creating content. I like having a place where I can be less academic, formal, professional, etc.

I’m allowed to do whatever I want, however I want. So maybe just maybe I can go back to being that naïve girl who fell in love with blogging and never looked back. She made her own rules, found success on her own terms.

2 thoughts on “Why I Try To Blog Every Day

  1. I definitely like the idea of making your own rules! I miss days from time to time for any number of reasons, and it always leaves me feeling a bit empty. Writing helps me feel real and alive–especially since I retired and don’t have all those students and colleagues to jaw with almost every day of the year! 🙂 I also like being able to put anything I want in my blog, just because I want to. Not because it’s an assignment or report with a deadline. And yes, it’s a challenge to decide what to do each time. Never a dull moment. 🙂

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    1. Right? It’s so nice to make rules and break them. I get that. Life happens. Mhm. I know what you mean. Blogging can keep you busy. Same here. You’re able to do things at your own pace. Exactly. Blogging is a lot of things, but it’s not boring.

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