I may miss a day every now and then. I haven’t gotten to the point where I’ve been able to build up a backlog of written ideas or posts that are completed in advance. Every now and then I’m able to get maybe 5 days ahead but it seems like with every valley there is an immediate peak that follows.
This blog has been a phenomenal experiment. I’m over 200 posts in – almost to the 9 month mark on my restart which from what I understand usually marks the “give up” point. The most amazing part is that this process hasn’t broken. It really can be a sustainable task in everyday. Sometimes mornings – sometimes lunch – sometimes when it’s time to wrap-up. It’s kept my sanity intact in some pretty crazy times recently.
The key for me has been the rule that no post may take longer than 15 minutes (although some take a bit longer) and each must be written in a single sitting. Carrying thoughts out over a longer term adds too much to the total time that must be invested. Coming back and picking up a half completed post takes as much time to reread and catch back up as it does to write a new one.
Cheers to another few months and years of keeping this up!