Friday, January 3, 2014

Goals, Goals, Goals...

Ha, well this goal of writing a blog post every day didn't last very long. It sounded good on the first of January! Perhaps I should revise it – to every other day.

It's a good lesson though. And I love those things I can learn and grow from.

  • If I'm going to set a goal, and make it public, I have to follow through successfully. Or else get called out on it. And I do not want that to happen again. 
  • It does make me accountable – either to do what I set out to do (write a blog each day) or to make more realistic goals. 
  • On only day three, I have already fallen short of my goal. However, the good thing is, I am writing something. It might only be a little explanation for my tardiness, but it's something. 
  • When I want to write, I must make it a priority. I can't waste time checking my social media for way too long, or doing anything else that isn't productive in some way. Reading is productive. Thinking is productive. Taking the dogs for a walk is productive. And writing is productive. But going through each and every one of my friends' posts to see what I might be missing – well, that is not the best use of my time.

The good thing is, I now have two blog posts in three days. If I keep this up, I might end up more prolific than I have been in the past. I miss blogging, not so much for the writing part, or the sharing part (which can be a little scary and/or uncomfortable for me) but because when I blog I also check out the blogs of my friends, and I miss doing that.

Let's see where this takes me. 


  1. The cool thing about goals is even if we don't do everything we set out to do, often more happens than without the goal. At least that's been my experience.

  2. We wouldn't want you to think we didn't care by not calling you out on it. :)

    But even if you didn't post every day, I'd still love reading about what's going on in your life.

  3. ... it's kind of like Nano... even if you don't make the 50k, at least you have more done at the end, than if you hadn't tried.
    and with that said, I need to return to posting on my own blog! Thanks for that final bit of motivation.