Blog Posting Challenge I’m Going to Force Upon Myself

January 26, 2016 Posted by Tyler Cruz

It’s been exactly 1 month since my last blog post, and while I’ve had some good excuses for not posting lately, there is really no excuse for only having posted once in the past month.

In fact, according to my archives page, my 2015 monthly average number of posts was only 3.58, or just under 1 post a week. Compare this to 2008, when my monthly average number of new posts was a whopping 16.83! That’s 202 posts I made in one year, or a new post every 1.8 days.

That was also around the time my blog was a hell of a lot more popular. Coincidence? Maybe. But I’ve always preached that post frequency and consistency is extremely important in blogging. I just got burned out after 1,000+ posts and 10+ years of blogging, that’s all. You try it, it’s not as easy as it sounds.

Anyhow, back to the point at hand, which is that for the next 30 days I’m going to challenge myself to publish a new blog post every 2 days (minimum). That’s only 15 posts, but it’s also a huge change for me to make overnight, so it will definitely be a challenge to complete.

My main worry is that my content quality may suffer as a result of forcing myself to write, but the alternative is to simply have no content, and poor content is ultimately better than no content I’m beginning to learn. Maybe that’s why John Chow got so big (hi John! Winking smile).

I have been gone a month so I do have stuff to write about which will help things. Plus, it’ll be interesting to see if there are any immediate effects after this challenge such as more readers, followers, etc.

My last blog post received 40 comments so people definitely still read my blog.

So check back here every 48 hours, as there will be a new blog post waiting for you.

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Posted: January 26th, 2016 under Blog Related  

29 Responses to “Blog Posting Challenge I’m Going to Force Upon Myself”

  1. Robert says:

    Maybe you should also consider to give the blog a redesign.

  2. Guys Gab says:

    Good luck Tyler.. We’re coming up on our 5-year anniversary, and we typically post 2-3 articles a day. It definitely gets harder over time to keep up the same pace, especially when I now have to manage our various social media channels as well.

    Best of luck to you, and I look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

  3. I’ve got to get back to blogging more consistently. One of my wife’s students has been blogging almost every day since he learned how….and he’s 8 years old.

    I’m looking forward to your new content. I’ve always liked reading your blog.

  4. Mateen says:

    Good idea man, challenges are the best to get things going again!

    I personally like the blog design btw.

    All the best.

  5. Aaron says:

    I for one really enjoyed your recurring posts about the status of the project(s) you were working on at the time. The successes, the failures. It’s all good reading.

    A couple of years ago I read all of your posts from the original one up to the current one.

  6. This is the exact situatio i face whenever i start writing a new blog post. i tried a lot but never been able to cross my 300 word barier. i hope this article will help me.

  7. Vikas says:

    Yeah, I agree. Maintaining a blog is a tedious work as I’m too a blogger. But the way you are handling it is quite appreciable.
    Good Job. Keep Going 🙂

  8. I love blogging, but sometime its really hard to keep the flow. Well my most of time waste on internet surfing and in end will forget the actual work

  9. fadiyah says:

    write an article, posting and sharing it in social media are the most hard and boring work at all. And the bad luck is some of my site couldn’t be run or taking much time to get started. That’s make me hopeless 🙁

  10. Good luck Tyler.. We’re coming up on our 5-year anniversary, and we typically post 2-3 articles a day. It definitely gets harder over time to keep up the same pace, especially when I now have to manage our various social media channels as well.

    Best of luck to you, and I look forward to reading your upcoming posts!

  11. I would agree; the current theme was good at the time and is still functional but I think a large content column and a single-sidebar would suffice now.

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  13. Rustom Movie says:

    So are your own compititor?? :p

  14. Its indeed a challenge. I have so many articles written still not posted.

  15. I think , you will need to talk to your a senior web developer who can suggest to you what you can do better for blog redesign. overall, its challenge.

  16. Even after I break up up with my boyfriend
    I still continued to cook a healthy meal for myself each evening.

  17. content quality always suffers when we force our self in writing targeted lot’s of post…I have learned many things from your blog now 🙂

  18. vps says:

    Good challenge accepted dude. I like similar things too.

  19. Ramiza says:

    Great way ahead dude. Keep up the good work.

  20. reat way ahead dude. Keep up the good work.

  21. content quality always suffers when we force our self in writing targeted lot’s of post…I have learned many things from your blog now 🙂

  22. Jasmine says:

    Oh dear ..
    Our friend is right.. I think your blog needs a redesign
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  23. if you can do something in your life firsly you should be face cchallenge in your life. but if you feel , you can do it redesign it its would be better. please check with other color.

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