Do you post every day?
Up until recently I didn’t post every day and I didn’t think I could do it, even if I’d wanted to. What would I post about, how would I find the time and would there be anyone in the whole wide world even interested in what I had to say on a daily basis?? What inspires me enough to post on a daily basis?
These questions still plague me. So why did I decide to take the plunge and start blogging everyday?
The aim for me was to look for an adventure in everyday things, a simple photo, something to be positive about, something to share with others, something to write about and something to inspire.
Adventure isn’t hanging on a rope off the side of a mountain. Adventure is an attitude that we must apply to the day to day obstacles of life. John Amatt
On 8 June 2015 (55 days ago) I started a new project to see if I could post every day for a year. Here is an excerpt from my post on Day 1:
Every day is an adventure is a new project for me, where I will post a photo every day for 365 days (not necessarily taken that day) – sometimes with words, sometimes without. I believe that everyday should be an adventure! I hope you’ll stick with me and even join me, in my new project. It doesn’t matter where you are or what you do – every day is an adventure!
The photo might be mundane, might be exciting, might be obscure, or it might be just a different take on something relevant to that day!! I use my iPhone for my photos and edit them sparingly.
As of today I am up to Day 55/365 of my Every day is an adventure project. I know of lots of bloggers who do something similar but I didn’t know if I could do it. I like adventure and I obviously like a good challenge. I’ve read lots of articles that say to increase your traffic you need to post everyday and although I know I’m never going to take the world by storm, I do like having regular visitors to my blog and interacting with many interesting people. The flip side to this is the argument that less is more and that quantity doesn’t always mean quality. I can relate to this. Time is the biggest drawback for me as I work full-time, try to keep fit, am involved in Rotary and have an active life outside of my blog (despite it being called Deb’s World).
My top 10 tips from what I’ve learnt so far:
- I wish I had found the Copy Post feature earlier than Day 23!
- I love the schedule function of WordPress and use it regularly to schedule posts in advance, especially in busy times.
- I have more to say than I thought – and people actually visit me and leave nice comments.
- By blogging more regularly I’m also interacting more often with other bloggers. As a result, I’m getting far more out of it than I thought I would.
- Visitors to my blog have increased somewhat over the past 55 days and I know my regulars well now. I like to think that we have a real blogging community thing happening.
- Blogging everyday makes me look for inspiration everywhere, I never let a chance go by. I’ve always got my eyes open looking for an opportunity – which is great!
- I feel that I am more positive and aware of the world around me and ready to take on anything.
- I have learnt to be organised and I have perfected adding photos to my media library, editing posts and doing things quickly in a short amount of time.
- I worry about people getting annoyed with my daily barrage but have decided that’s their problem as they can choose whether to look at my posts or not.
- So far I am enjoying posting every day – I’ll keep you posted on that!
Adventures help remind me that there are lots of exciting things to see and do and to live life to the fullest. I have a page on my blog dedicated to some of my past travel adventures – Adventures and Travel – have you seen it yet?
So back to my original question – do you blog everyday? I’d love to hear your thoughts.