I had a lot of fun this month participating in Blaugust this year. I did fall off the wagon hard in the last week and a half but those first couple weeks were awesome. I think I managed to post for 2 weeks straight, something I’ve never done before. Towards the end of the month, I ran out of steam and other things got in the way as life got busy.
I wanted to reflect on this month and this exercise as a whole. Those first 2 weeks I noticed a change in how I approached blogging and how I felt about blogging. It was the first time in 2 years where I felt like I was a blogger instead of a guy with a blog. I was constantly coming up with new ideas of things to write about. It felt great. And you know what else feels great? More than doubling my posts this year. Total of 16 posts this month as of this post.
Then there was the inevitable lapse and then the complete lapse of the last week or so. Part of that was because I just couldn’t figure out a good writing schedule. For the first half, I was getting up a half hour early to write. That worked for a little while but eventually, I was just so tired in the mornings I couldn’t bring myself to write much of anything. So now I have to find a new time to write. I think it’s really just a matter of blocking out the time to write and just writing. I’ve come to realize over this month that I enjoy writing a ton.
I also want to take advantage of the weekends more to schedule out some posts. There were a couple lazy Sunday mornings where I sat on my balcony with my laptop and coffee and just wrote for a few hours. I should do that more before the weather gets cold.
As of right now, I can’t really say if I can commit to a posting schedule. I do know that posting every day is not for me. But I do want to find a nice balance where I can get that “I’m a blogger” feeling again.
I’ve so enjoyed reading everyone’s’ posts every day. I can’t wait to read more. This event really seems to have infused just a little more activity into the game blogosphere