Boy do I feel like a hypocrite with this post. I never successfully sat down and carved out a time every day to concentrate on my blog posting. If I had, the blog probably would have had a longer, more successful life. I was the kind of person who thought “eh, I’ll just get to it when I’ve got some spare time”, but ultimately that was not the best approach.
I’ve heard from bloggers who are more prolific than I ever was that having and keeping a set time for writing is a key element to longevity. It makes perfect sense, as we are creatures of habit. Once we’re in that groove, whether it be for a daily devotion, prayer time, journaling, reading, or blogging, it feels strange when we’re not using that time for it’s intended purpose. As it was, with my non-schedule, it became easy to let the days between posts become months between posts. At some point, blogging wasn’t something I gave a second thought to. I’d think to myself “oh yeah, I should get back to that someday” but someday never came. As I explained in my first post in this blaugust series, there were many things that led to the eventual obscurity of this blog, but I have no doubt that if I had gotten into the habit of posting regularly, it would have been much easier to keep up the pace.