About those writing resolutions…

So last year I made a poor resolution. To resolve to “do _____ every day” unless it’s to breathe or sleep is probably not going to happen.  I resolved to blog every day, and to write more on FB than I did here.

Well, if I count my work posts and the posts I made with homeschooling my kids for the first half of 2014, I probably rocked it actually, since we use internal blogs to communicate.  But posts to my personal blogs? Eh, not so much.

I wound up with 16 public posts here and a handful of drafts.  And my other personal blog has 18 public posts. Usually on different days, even.

So instead of blogging 100% of the year, I made 9.6% 13.1%. And, I probably wrote something on Facebook about 80% of the days. And I didn’t import all my stuff, either.  I have a few theories about why, besides me just being a slacker:

– I still need to get over the attitude that every blog post must be an essay, though I did do better with this.
– I’m still shy about what I post! I didn’t want to say everything publicly that I’d said to just my friends. In fact I’m way nervous about combining my blogs for similar reasons. I don’t want my techy contacts to have to see all this unless they seek it out.

And yet when it comes to looking back (which my kids and I do frequently) we so much prefer the blog format instead of FB. And owning my content is important.  So I’m going to try again.  Maybe instead of an “every day” goal though, I’ll work to change the percentages? And I’ll think about how to make that happen. But I do think I can double the percentage of days I blog, and cut the FB days-posted by… say … 20%?  I think that’s doable, especially if I include private posts (ones just for friends and family) like I do on FB.  Anyway.  More resolutions to come, but I thought the resolution wrap up deserved its own post.

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