Sunday, August 10, 2008

Consistency and the Woods

Before I started blogging in January, I did some thinking about how much writing I could handle.

I thought about listening to the experts and show up every day. I thought about starting slow, write once a week for a while, and then think about getting ambitious. I thought about posting all day every day, whenever I wanted to set anything aside to revisit: questions, quotes, excerpts from emails, unfinished but high potential thoughts, stories, rants. And I settled three times a week minimum.

I told myself I needed to write every other day. Approximately. On average.

And I've done it for seven months. Consistently. I've posted 15 or 16 times in all six of the full months during which I've been blogging.

And I feel good about that. I look at my little blog archive box, see those 15s and 16s, and smile.

August might break my streak, however. Starting tomorrow, this month gets crazy. Time on the road. Time in the woods. Best man duties. Meetings in faraway places. Not a lot of days in the office. And, maybe, not a lot of time for blogging.

I might need to feed my ridiculous obsession with those aforementioned 15s and 16s and keep posting, but I'm going to cut myself a little slack for this coming week at least.