If you’re signed up for my newsletter, you know that my plan for 2019 is to write two pieces a week: one for this blog and one to pitch somewhere else.
But then I was talking with Matt…which often gets me in trouble.
“Matty, I’m thinking of blogging every day next year. Is that crazy?”
He shrugged and said, “You know, the best New Year’s resolutions start now,” like some purveyor of self-help and fortune cookie wisdom. But he also has a point.
Isn’t blogging dead?
Yeah, probably. So why bother? I’ve been reading increasingly about habits/systems vs. goals. Goals are often oriented around an outcome, but a lot of outcomes aren’t up to me. It’s not up to me whether or not people come here and read my words.
But when, what, how much, and why are all up to me. I can decide to sit down and write every morning after my walk and by the end of the year I will have written many, many more words than I would have written without adding that habit to my life.
But every day?!
Once a week wasn’t sticky enough. I could wriggle out of it, put it off til tomorrow. Maybe I would end up writing a handful of good pieces over the course of a year, but I’m fascinated to find out what a whole pile of mediocre pieces can lead to.
Maybe nothing, maybe something. I guess we’ll see next year. But in the meantime, I’ll see you tomorrow.