Cracking...

I have been posting daily to this blog since July 28, 2014. Okay, so it doesn't always seem like it's truly "daily." Some posts get posted a little late. Maybe a day or two... or three. Often times it's because I start a post and forget to finish and publish it. But I do try to write every day and then will backpost when necessary. 

Hey, I'm no saint.

These last couple of weeks, I've seen my posting façade developing some fissures. But as time goes on, this gets harder and harder to do. I struggle for topics and time. It can be pretty brutal. It's just not always easy to keep up with it even if the posts are tiny.

At one point, some friends and I decided we'd make it a point to keep our blogs going by taking one thing we were otherwise planning to post on social media and publishing it to our blogs instead. But what do you do when you're hardly on social media like you once were? I don't Tweet nearly as often as I did and most of what is out there on my account now is retweets or crossposts from places like Instagram, Goodreads, or Geeks of Doom. So I don't even have that avenue to which I can resort.

I don't want to quit my daily schedule. If I skip even one day, that will open the floodgates. One day will become two. Two will become three. Three days becomes a week. Then a month. Then... why even bother? 

I do not want the gate to break down.

Walking-dead-zombies

Do you have any tips you can give me to keep this going? I love my blog. I've been doing this in some way, shape, or form for 21 years now. Nearly half my life was spent writing online. 

Anyone out there wanna do a blog tagteam? Some way to motivate each other to keep it going? 

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Kazza the Blank One

I found it wasn't the writing so much, but the processing of photos that was killing me. I'd save blogging until I managed to get the photos, or I'd blog but add photos much later on. So I changed it up to downloading my photos weekly and blogging weekly. It's not quite ideal, as daily blogging has more detail because I remember things better, but it's better than not at all, and means that my photos get online in a much more timely manner.

You and Dave2 are the only regular bloggers left that I follow so please keep it up :)

kapgar

Yeah, imagery on my blogs slowed things down a bit for me, too. Not the processing that you do. Just that I’ve made a concerted effort in the last three or four years to ensure every single one of my posts has an image, be it a photo I’ve taken, an image off the Web, a logo, or a screen capture. It needs something and that something has to be loaded to my host server. Sure, I can link out to it, but it works more reliably if I host a copy. Especially if you see how much editing I needed to do to my old posts because outside hosted images no longer existed. That adds time and frustration. Often times, figuring out an image takes longer than writing.

I’m not planning on going anywhere.

kim

I think your idea of saving stuff for here you were going to post on social is a good one. My only advice would be that you DON'T have to blog every day, but if you think that means you'll quit forever, then you better keep it up :) I would suggest those prompt posts that people do, but I never read them, ha.

kapgar

There’s no guarantee skipping a day here and there will cause me to fail miserably but I’m scared to take the chance.

Kevin Spencer

Went through same thing. I found saving a couple things that you would otherwise post to Twitter helpful. Even if that means a bit of a microblog for a while it's all good. Don't need to have daunting long posts, I'd still read everything regardless!

kapgar

Just like I always read what you write. Or photograph.

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