Today is the last day of my 30 day challenge to write more. This was definitely a fun exercise that I would like to do again in the future.
Overall, I’d have to say that finding the time to write has been the most challenging. Fortunately I have a lengthy commute so that allows for some extra creative time.
What I Have Learned
Once I started a post the ideas began flowing and the writing came easier and easier. Did some posts feel rushed? Yes. Would I liked to have spent some more time developing ideas on a few posts? Yes.
When time allows for it I will revisit my older posts and build out the ideas some more. This will allow me to further research some topics and create richer content.
I gave myself a personal deadline every morning to have a blog posted by 8am. There were only a few times I missed this deadline but posted later that evening (11pm) when I was able to pick up where I left off.
Certain topics required more research than others; those are the ones I’d like to revisit most at some future point.
Research became incrementally easier as my thoughts were planned out before I started searching.
Having a focal point helps to jumpstart research so we’re not lost in some informational void.
My Plans for Future Posts
Writing every day has made me realize that not only can it be done but I thoroughly enjoy doing it.
It bothers me to see that some posts fell short of 300 words as my goal was for each to be upward of 500 words. So, for future posts, my goal is to spend more time researching and developing ideas which will allow for longer, more thorough posts.
When I’m not writing on my website I also write for my company’s blog about various search topics, trends and tools.
This allows me to write in a slightly different style so I am able to exercise more creativity and expand upon my ability.
I hope you’ve enjoyed my musings on all the different topics that were written about over the last 30 days. Thank you all for taking the time to read them and I hope you enjoy what’s to come.