Happy blogging

Staring at the blank screen used to make me anxious…that’s what I have been doing for the last 10 minutes, well I did it for a few minutes and then grabbed my crossword book and finished a crossword that had been there for a week incomplete.

However, after 1,910 continuous blogs, so 5 1/4 years of not missing a day, I no longer fear it. Of course, there is my ego…otherwise I wouldn’t have mentioned how many days I’ve written in a row!!! The ego says ‘have to keep going’. But I know that if I wait a while, then there is always something to say, even if it is just a few words or many. Often the fewer words say a great deal more. I no longer feel the pressure, and if I did miss a day, who cares. It really doesn’t matter.

I used to write a daily journal too on 750words.com but I stopped that daily ritual after 4+ year of continuous daily entries, because firstly I realised it was my ego that was keeping me going, so I could brag to others just how dedicated I was. Secondly, it became an extension of the turmoil of my mind, so actually, it was serving no purpose at all.

Now, I’m not staring at a blank screen because I’ve written this post.

Happy blogging.

Used to count the days

7 years of blogging completed today, well according to the notification that I received from WordPress.

There would have been a time when I was focused on the days, especially as I started to do daily blogs about 4-5 years ago. I would know exactly how many continuous days I had completed.

Then I said ‘Why am I doing this?’. If it was for completing ticks in a box of continuous days of blogging, then I should stop, if it is because it makes a difference to me, and perhaps others, then I could choose to continue.

I used to count the days, views, likes and any other stat, now I do this because it brings me joy, even if no one read it, I would carry on. It does enable me to share things that matter to me with others who may well appreciate them too.

To all, thank you for taking the time to stop by and read.