Three weeks down, one week left to go and I’ve come to a big conclusion so far: This writing every day-thing isn’t easy. Sure, if I didn’t have a full-time day job and had time to devote during the day instead of at night, things would be different but that’s not how it is for me.
Two days a week I leave for work by 6am and I’m not home in the afternoon until 5:20, whereby I spent at least 30 minutes recovering from my trainer workout before cooking dinner, watering the garden, and settling down with Kyle for some TV time. So I’ve been writing at night, usually after he goes to bed…mostly because I don’t want to take away from our time but also because the TV is finally off for the evening and I can think clearly.
But this post isn’t about me giving you the run-down of my day because it’s pretty simple: I work all day and come home to do family stuff. And also because like me, I really don’t think most of you want to see a painstakingly created minute-by-minute account of my day (do you really need to know when I clean up the cat puke?). I feel no need to justify my time on earth. This is always how it’s been for me as a blogger these past 5 years. I fit the blogging into my schedule, not the other way around, so committing to posting every day for a month has been difficult; more so because I’m actually writing every day, not scheduling posts out (not that there’s anything wrong with that because I definitely do this).
It’s also been really fun. I’m challenging myself to think more creatively, to push my writing skills to a new level, to plan out strategies about how to write my posts well before I sit down to write them. I’m writing quick drafts when I’m inspired by what I’m cooking or baking and then going back to revise and complete. By committing to writing every day, I’m able to get all those jumbled blogging thoughts out of my head so that I can focus on other things. So with just under a week left with me posting every day, I hope you’ll continue to stick with me. As always, I’ve got a few more recipes to share with you, but also another giveaway (yay!), a garden update, and more about Blog and Bake at King Arthur Flour. I’m up in Vermont relaxing with my best friend of 22 years this weekend and I’ll just keep keepin’ on once I return home tomorrow. Have a great weekend!
(P.S. – I just realized that I graduated high school 16 years ago today. Man, do I feel old!!)