To post today or not to post

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Near the first of November, I committed to a post a day challenge for the entire month.  At first, it seemed fairly easy to keep up and prompts provided fodder for my imagination and helped keep me motivated.

However, I have learned something about myself and I am sincerely interested in how other bloggers may feel about my thoughts.

When I am in the mood to write, or when a topic is heavy on my heart or a memory so close I can touch it, the words simply flow from my pen.  It’s easy, and those are what I consider to be my best posts.

In the times that I am trying to force myself to meet a quota (like every day), I feel like my posts are lacking.  Some days, there may be a great prompt that brings back a beautiful memory and I can roll with it.  Other days, it seems as if I can’t focus at all and if I force myself to dig in and write anyway, it doesn’t feel right and I am not pleased with the finished product.  I call these my “inferior” posts.

I understand that we should all write regularly and be motivated to start something and finish it, but I guess I am just not sure that posts with a “deadline” are my thing.  I certainly couldn’t see myself writing for a daily newspaper.

I started to ask, “Is this okay?” but I know it is for me.  I don’t plan to give up and will continue to make the time to write more frequently, but if I miss a day or two, I give myself permission not to stress.

I welcome your insight and comments.

Have a great week!

Comments

  1. That’s my concern too. I love to write, but it only flows when I’m feeling inspired; without inspiration it feels like hard work and I know is somewhat lacking. I figure I’d rather have a blog with posts I enjoy reading back on, even if they’re weeks apart. So I think not writing every day is perfectly ok.

  2. I think every conversation has a time to talk and a time to listen. I had to slow down too. It’s much better now.

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