For the past few weeks, I’ve been blogging every day.
Sometimes I catch a quick early thirty with my laptop first thing in the morning (before my cows are even up); other times, I try to hammer out some quick thoughts before bed (after the cows are fed).
Not everything I write ends up on the blog. Sometimes, my daily scribbles become more of a journal entry than a structure blog post. I’m becoming more and more okay with that.
Throughout the majority of 2017, I’ve been wanting to make The Motivated Millennial blog and social following more of a priority as 1) I absolutely LOVE connecting with y’all and 2) did I mention that I absolutely LOVE connecting with y’all?
My adulthood journey to-date has been rather isolating – war, living out of military and VA hospitals, followed by a move to the middle-of-nowhere (courtesy of Uncle Sam) has a way of making one feel, well, cut-off from the rest of the world. While there’s no networking group or yoga class I can routinely take advantage of from way out here, I am able to chat and share with members of my digital communities on a regular basis. Isn’t technology awesome?
Why blog every day?
Daily blogging was a key element of my I-need-to-do-more-with-the-blog strategy; however, I wasn’t sure if I could keep up the pace between working full-time, teaching college part-time, caregiving, farming, and all the other life stuff that seems to happen when you least expect it.
So, I figured if I could get three to four posts per week on the ol’ interweb, I’d consider that a win. That left me a few daily posts each week to scrap or repurpose (mostly, those late night, had too much coffee, worked all day, my neighbor’s cows got out again and are standing in my horse barn posts).
Initially, I regarded daily blogging as just another item on my already overflowing to-do-list – you know the type.
I worried that I wouldn’t be able to get it done, that I wouldn’t be able to get it done well and that I would eventually hate doing it (blogging) altogether; but none of those things (well, at least not the first and last one) have happened. In reality, daily blogging has been really, really fun.
Want to try daily blogging?
If you’re interested in ramping up your online presence, I highly recommend taking a stab at daily blogging, even if it’s just for a week or a month. You may, like me, be surprised at how such daily practice really gets the creative juices flowing and helps you build a stronger digital community.
Like most writers, I often find myself learning more about how I am and what I want in life through jotting it down in a journal, on a legal pad, or even posting through a blog. It can serve as a great touchstone for future direction and can offer a unique element of grounding.
But that’s just my two cents worth, at 4:45 AM, before the cows are fed, at the beginning of a long day filled with the challenges and opportunities we call life.