Having posted daily almost a third of a year (six times a week with only two misses), I’m amazed that I’m still getting it done, and that it’s been so easy. Here are my 10 favorite results of daily blogging:
- The daily habit: easier to maintain than weekly, monthly, or sporadic writing.
- Permission to be ordinary. Not every post has to be inspired and profound. The less I worry about that, the more I get inspired.
- More personal topics, sharing more of my personality and my life.
- Broadened topics, reaching beyond my own world.
- Greater connection with others as I explore new ideas to write about.
- Encouraging great writers I discover this way.
- Audience. My readership jumped as soon as I began blogging daily and has grown steadily ever since, with interesting readers from around the world.
- Title and topic testing. There are time-of-day and weekly patterns to my stats, but mainly it’s title attraction.
- Practicing what I preach to clients, inspiring friends–to have a daily practice, and be willing to practice in public.
- Detachment from results. It’s all about the writing. Only practice. Simply do.
Text © Gwyn Nichols 2011. All Rights Reserved.
I definitely agree with #2. There’s something freeing about blogging every day. Since I started the Post a Day Challenge, I noticed an increase in readers. I follow a lot of other bloggers now too and find it inspiring to see so many people writing such great articles regularly.
I totally agree. I too am amazed that I’m still here. The amazing thing is that I’m finding more creative inspiration in other areas too.
Roll on 2012, LOL
Your blog is lovely. Beauty matters to me. I laughed about your Ritz observation. I’ll bet you’re right, and now I’ll start seeing doodles everywhere.