When I committed to blogging every day in August, for Blaugust, I was excited. I had blogged every day in May alongside Jenni, & although it was a little bit stressful from time to time, it was a good experience. It produced feelings of productivity & pride in my work, & it pushed my limits of cranking out some writing each day. I liked the challenge, a lot.
So, naturally, I thought Blaugust would go the same way. But, y'all, it just hasn't. I spent the first half of this month absolutely loving blogging every day. I was putting out quality content, I was loving the results, & I felt proud of myself at the end of each day.
Then, I started school. And, you know, that threw a bit of a wrench into my plans. Suddenly I'd look at the clock, & it would be nine p.m., & I hadn't put up a post for the day.
Uhhhhhhhh..... I'd stammer, to myself. What should I put up? A single photo? A list of some sort?
All of these were cop-outs. All of these were attempts to just get something up in the space. Quality wasn't taken into account. Real thoughtfulness was not part of the equation. It was all about just getting something up into the space. And that's not the kind of blog I want to have.
If you've been reading my posts lately, you'll know that I'm taking a break from blogging for the month of September [except on Sundays... The Sunday Currently will still be going live at noon eastern each Sunday & will be available for linking up]. And really, Blaugust is probably the main contributing factor to that.
I embarked on Blaugust to inspire me, to push me, to challenge me to create quality content each day, but all it's really done is completely burn me out. And that's why the break in September is absolutely necessary, among a whole host of other reasons, one of them being school work, & another of them being that I want to reformat this space.
I wanted to share this today in the spirit of being completely transparent. You may very well have noticed the lack of quality in my posts. And that's ok, because it's the honest truth. And I fully intend to fininsh out Blaugust, putting up a post every day for the rest of this week. And I can't promise they'll be great posts, but I don't think they'll be horribly terrible, either.
And when I'm back in full swing in October, I will be blogging for quality. Never quantity, ever again.
Have you ever challenged yourself to blog every single day? How did it go? Do you plan to ever to it again? It really impresses me when blogs are set up to crank out content each day. I wish this blog could be one of those blogs, but I just plain don't see it happening.