At the beginning of last year I came up with a you beaut Blog Plan for 2015. As we’re a week shy of February I thought I’d take a look at the gaps between the plan and what really happened.
Between a memoir post on Mondays, something work-related on Wednesdays and a Sunday post in response to a weekly challenge (Share Your World) there would have been 156 posts for the year – if I had been true to the plan. On average the memoir and work pieces were posted fortnightly and fifteen Share Your World posts through the year. It was a lot harder to pull off that kind of commitment although I did learn a few things during the year.
The gap between the plan and reality was rather large because some invitations to join blogging challenges were too good to pass up. Instead of maintaining focus, I relished the rampage through the alphabet in April as I participated in the A – Z Challenge with thousands of other self-torturing enthusiasts. I tried to pick up the threads of the plan in May and wobbled along until the fortnight of August Moon and finally the National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo) in November. Between the plan, the challenges and participating in the WordPress weekly photo blog, 180 posts went up in 2015, pushing the six year total over 600 since I began the journey (25 January 2010).
Apparently I’m a sprinter rather than a marathon blogger which means the plan this year is there is no plan. Monday Memoir happened in a push to get life stories written, self-printed and bound for each of my children. That didn’t happen in 2015 therefore I must push on through this year and to that end I need to allow those to take a more central role on the blog.
The question is can I do this year what I failed to do last year? Will this be the year my memoir is completed?
How about you, do you have a writing goal for this year?