They say it takes 21 days to develop a habit and it’s now been 21 whole days since I started my daily blogging adventure. I seriously can’t believe it’s been that long! I guess I can now officially call myself a daily blogger?
This week I was so pumped to blog every single day! I felt inspired and not confused about what to write and so it fuelled me big time. I ended up writing the “3 reasons why I’m blogging” on post its on my mirror and found this helpful in centring my intention everyday.
The pressure of perfection is dissipating in me and that has been so freeing. I stopped concerning myself with what people might think about my writing (or content), and now purely just having a good time writing.
The “3 reasons why”, list is going to continue being my grounding place whenever I need a boost.
As I said, because I freed myself from judgement about my textured networks reading my writing, I’m no longer having difficulty coming up with inspiration. In fact, it’s actually quite the opposite now and so I’ve started collecting a list of things I want to write about at some point. I thought I was going to start using blogging prompts but looks like there’s no need for that anymore.
For the most part I use my intuition and energy to figure out what I feel like writing about, then I write. I will also use my list of “things I want to write about” that I have in my bullet journal, as inspiration if ever I feel uninspired.
Last week I had committed to a mini content schedule and I’m happy to say I actually stuck to and feel good about it. Remember Mondays were going to be bullet journal stuff, Fridays something I read, listened to or watched, and at least one day in the week I’ll write a poem. I wrote a My Bullet Journal Weekly Spread #3 on Monday, then my Personal Manifesto and Intentions 2018 which while not exactly poetry they certainly poetic and satisfied that itch. Lastly on Friday I did a review on one of the books on my 12 Books by Female Writers of Colour from Around the World list. My 8 Ways to Declutter Your Life [The KonMari Way] piece was a book review (and more), of The Life-Changing Magic of Tidying Up by Marie Kondo.
In terms of writing and publishing times, prior to this week I was writing the night before (around 9PM) for an 11:11AM publish. This week I actually started writing in the morning, right when I got up. It wasn’t intentional, at least not at first, but more because if you remember last Saturday I missed a post. Since it was important for me to have the number of posts to coincide with the number of days I’ve been writing I needed to play catch up.
In any case I love writing in the morning! Well, at least for now. I feel a lot more fresh and rested compared to night writing where I feel exhausted after a long day. Plus, I would like to reserve my nights for just reading.
This schedule change has probably been a big part of my energy and motivation this week. I also changed my publishing time to 1:11PM, with has also been interesting in terms of understanding social media engagement times although it’s not like I have the world reading and engaged on my posts too much – yet ;). Either way, for those who read my posts it’s just useful to know what times they like to stop by.
I need to…
proofread before I post because I sometimes notice errors after I’ve already published.
My biggest surprise or realization this week was…
that I find writing soothing and cathartic.
all of you (my readers) from 28 different countries would all leave a comment so I feel connected to you and your ideas too.
I’m thankful for…
those of you who read and comment on my posts either publicly or privately. I really appreciate you taking your time out to read and share your thoughts too about the random topics I write about. Knowing that you’re there gives me a beautiful (unexpected) sense of community, so thank you.
And in case you missed it:
- my previous week’s lessons and observations, here you go: Day 7. Day 14.
- my favourite pieces:
Until next time – live + love,