One day at a time

Today, I’m thinking about my method to publish a daily blog post. I’ve tried a number of methods over the past two years. I’ve tried morning pages in a notebook or on 750words.com. I’ve written only in a notebook. I’ve written only on a computer. I’ve tried writing at night and on my subway ride home.

They’ve all helped me to write more than I’ve ever written in my life. Though the point of my daily commitment isn’t about simply filling up a notebook or completing a certain amount of words each day. It’s about writing something I want to publish. That doesn’t necessary mean it’s my best writing. The method I want to choose is the one that allows me to publish some of my writing every day within a limited amount of time.

The method I found works best is waking up every morning before anyone else in my house is awake. Opening up WordPress in my browser and begin typing. Some days I have an idea of what I want to write. Other times I simply start typing about my day to get me rolling. I found it to be the most efficient way to get an idea out of my head, typed, and saved into my blog post queue.

That’s not to say I don’t love writing in my notebook. I do, but there are some days when I can’t find the time to write in my notebook and then decipher my chicken scratch handwriting so I can retype writing. Writing in the browser is just easier for me.

I’ve found with most of the goals is that if I don’t make them as easy as possible to complete then they usually never get done. Hopefully, getting back to my old method will help me get back on track with my daily blog post commitment.