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! ).
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.