I was sitting at my desk at work the other day when Simon Sees walks in to say hello. “I love what you’ve done with your blog!” he tells me, and I confirm he’s not talking about 604 Pulse, the blog I occasionally write for, but actually this blog. “BCRobyn.com?” he asks, and sure enough he’s talking about this one. “Thanks!” I say, feeling a little bit proud for my new work in the making, but then I feel a twinge of embarrassment, recognizing that I’m long overdue for a blog post.
Isn’t that always the case with blogs? You start one up, you blog a bit, and before you know it, three weeks have gone by without a post. You get some ideas, you begin a few blogs, but you let them sit unfinished. Days turn to weeks, the cobwebs begin to accumulate, and those old blog posts you started weeks earlier are no longer relevant.
Welcome to the club.
I have no excuses. Sure, I’m busy with work, but who isn’t? And I admit, I have a tendency to write epic blog posts, which doesn’t help myself or my readers. That’s compounded by my tendency to edit as I go; a bad writing habit as I’ve learned from Write to Done.
What my real excuse is that I haven’t made time to write.
I also haven’t set any goals.
So as I go forward into the last month of 2012, I’m planning to write one blog post per day for all 31 days of December. Having this goal will likely give me the focus I’ve been lacking and will help me make the time to write.
1 blog done, 30 blog posts to go…