I’m a week into this daily blogging thing. You can thank the daily vloggers of YouTube for the idea behind this. To think it was just this time last week (maybe a little earlier, my bad!) that I decided to give this a shot. My writing had been in a rut for a while; it felt clunky and hard when I did try.
Not so much anymore.
So far, I skipped Friday night because I was working late but other than that, I’ve blogged every day. This coming week I’m going to work on a few drafts I’ve had rattling around in my head for a while. I’m on a roll. Now feels like the time to tackle some of those posts that just wouldn’t get onto the page.
This week what I’ve found is that it doesn’t take me long to work out what I want to write about. I’m trying to just sit down and do it each day, rather than attempt to schedule a few days in advance. That makes it more habit-forming, don’t you think? More of a challenge to sit and write daily. That’s been my experience.
So far, so good.
Have you ever tackled a challenge like this? Something that forces you to get into the habit of doing one small thing every day? Prior to this, I would have said sure, I have. But I don’t think I have. Strange, right?
The only thing I can think that I have done that is similar is the initial 28 Days to a More Confident You. And even that I scheduled more than half of those posts and emails after writing them in advance. So, yeah, check me out. Changing my habits one day at a time.
It actually got me wondering what else I could tackle.
Not to get ahead of myself or anything. Haha. But there are things I want to be doing and I’m just not making them happen. I want to cook more of our meals and even prepare some in advance. There are things like getting into the pool more often or going for an evening walk with Kel. And making my bed, I mean, when did I stop making my bed!?
All of it actually seems a little more possible if I just tackle it one single day at a time. And maybe that’s what they’ve been trying to tell me my entire life. To stop pushing so hard against stuff. Stop forcing it and just put one foot ahead of the other. Worth considering, that’s for sure.
What about you? What’s one thing you could be doing every day that could change how you’re living your life?
Hi! I’m Melissa Walker Horn. Around here, they call me Suger. I’m the Chief Blogger and doer of all the things here at Suger Coat It. Blogging since 1901; I love a casual ootd, taking photos, and writing about things that irk or inspire me. I love wine and cheese, long days at the beach and spending time with my family. I make stuff for the internet over at Chalkboard Digital. You know, living the sweet life.
I seem to remember in the early days of this blog you were posting every day? Or have I got Friday arvo fried brain??
Nope, that’s correct; a total daily blogger from way back. Pretty much every single day. To be honest, this feels like the old days. I’m loving it.
And I’m loving reading them!
Thank you, Janet! xo
I don’t think I could do blog every day – I’m sure I’d run out of time, energy or things to say! Plus, I have little staying power! That said, I’m looking forward to reading your posts and cheering you on!
There have been days where I literally had to sit down at my laptop after 7pm and just write to see what showed up. It’s helping though, I feel like I’m less dismissive of those passing ideas. More willing to just talk about something rather than it needing to be somehow worthy. I’m enjoying it.
Congrats on getting back into blogging…and every day too. I must say there are times it is harder to write to a theme and sometimes easier to wing it. I think the one advantage of being a blogger is that you get to decide!!
Thank you for linking up for #lifethisweek 23/52.
Next Week’s Optional Prompt: 24/52. The M-Z of Me. 11/6/18.
That it is! I’m my own boss and it’s about time I got around to remembering that. Thanks for having me at your link up. Glad to be back.
I did the A-Z challenge this year, but pre-scheduled pretty much all of it. I do, however, write most days & am now in the daily habit of my sentence a day thingie. One sentence each day in my journal. Too easy.
Something like that certainly gives you a way to get into it and form a habit around. Love that you’ve taken it into the journal sentence thing! Love that.
Some days I find it easier to just write than plan. I guess it’s the difference between a blank ‘page’ inspiring vs scaring you?
Yeah, I can get that. Sometimes I think . I’ve over planned stuff and then writing any of it isn’t as interesting anymore. You have to force ti out and well, then it usually sucks. Haha.
I’m leaving an ad-free comment! 😀
I do love a good NaBloPoMo (National Blog Posting Month). I’ve done a few over the years myself and love the random things that come together when I commit to writing every day. I have my 10 year blog anniversary coming up in a month too! Sorry got side tracked there.
So good to tackle small things every day. I think your personality (go hard!) might tempt you to do too much all at once though when you’re feeling so motivated. You say there are so many things you want to do and they all sound wonderful, but my advice would be start 1 new thing each week, not 10 or even 5 new things at once. You don’t want to burn out before you get going!
One thing I’m trying to do each day is to “respond, not react” with the kids which means lots of taking breaths and checking my tone before I speak. A work in progress! And not just for kids!
Hahaha. I hope you enjoyed it! Ad free ftw. Congrats on 10 years! Super exciting and you’re welcome to be side-tracked any old time.
Oh yeah, I hear you on this. It’s funny how less than a week in I want to adopt five more challenges when I’m already pushing myself. It’s so classic me. Luckily, I’m getting better at recognising that that doesn’t always serve me. Slow and steady might just win the race.
I love your one thing, I’m sure you’ll appreciate it, but your kids are going to LOVE IT. Keep practicing.