In case you didn’t know I’ve now been running this blog for 100 days and wow it’s been a wild ride. I started 2019 wanting to do one main thing and that was to write more. So naturally, being the person I am, I thought about just setting a ridiculous goal and challenge myself to write a post every single day of the year. I’ve always wanted to try it, and it’s something that would require planning and effort. I honestly didn’t think I’d make it past the first month, let alone the first 100 days, but here we are.
I guess what I’m trying to say is, if you plan it, anyone can do it really. There’s been a lot of positives with running a blog, with the first being very obvious, I now have a place to write stuff. I’ve always had secret blogs in the past, but this is one that’s public, open and I quite like it. It’s nice, I know a lot of people tend to stick to one topic and focus on that but in all honesty that’s not my style. A stream of babbles and consciousness is more my style since I want to write about different things, and in doing so, even learn new things.
A nice thing that’s come about is actually having conversations about the blog with people IRL. I’m genuinely surprised by the amount of people who have come up to me saying they have been reading the blogs, of course they’re mainly people I know personally, but it’s nice to actually have people I know take the time to read the blog. I do always appreciate the time it takes to read them, since a lot of them are a hot mess.
At the very beginning of this blog journey I was super organised, and planned many blog posts in advance. I had my head screwed on and wrote a list of ideas and dedicated time to write them. Like all good things, that came to an end, mainly due to my actual life, sometimes I become super busy and don’t have the time or mental energy to write. Yet somehow I’ve not fucked it up (yet). It’s kind of forced me to stay on top of it, since I announced on Instagram that I would be doing this project, and even though I don’t have a large following, I need to actually put 100% in. So I guess what I’m trying to say is for the next 100 days, the plan is to actually plan.
Blogging is also good for the mental health, I’d definitely recommend it. You don’t even have to make it public or known, but having a space to just write helps.
Let’s see if I can make it through another 100 days 🙂