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.

1,000 blog posts

I just noticed as I was about to hit ‘new post’ to write today’s blog that I have published 1,000 blog posts as of yesterday.

So what? you could say. Well, you’d be right, no one else really cares about these things and a number, no matter it’s size, on its own is not the thing that matters. Big numbers are not always better than smaller numbers.

I didn’t share that fact to say ‘look at me, I’m amazing’, OK partly I might have done! I did it to remind myself that when I started this blog site and if someone would have said to me ‘Philip, write 1,000 blogs in 3 years’ I would have laughed.

It is a reminder to me and perhaps, only perhaps, an inspiration to others, that with some small daily commitment of time you can achieve a great deal if you stick with something.

Again, it is not just the 1,000 posts, it is all that it has brought to me. I am a better writer, not just in content, but speed and accuracy. It has connected me with people, it has been a commitment that I have been able to transfer that skill to other areas, building things slowly and sustainably. It has enabled me to be better a creating other content too.

It has become a habit and once they are formed habits are hard to break good or bad.

The thing is, we can all do these things, we are no more or less special than anyone else. What we choose to practice often enough is what we create and become even better at.