Last updated on September 9th, 2014 at 10:27 pm
Ten score and no more years ago, I had a title and nothing else. The 2K11 24/7. What did it mean? What was it all about? It’s almost seven months in, and I STILL DON’T REALLY KNOW. It’s not like I haven’t tried to categorize the blog, but it’s just too broad to simply be labelled as one thing. It’s a daily blog of hope to get people through their days. It’s a collection of ideas, meant to help readers figure out how to get a little more out of their lives. Or maybe it’s just a random blog still trying to find its place.
I won’t lie — I’m pretty damn surprised that I’ve gotten posts out daily for 200 days STRAIGHT now. I’ll be the first to tell you that I couldn’t have done it without a little help
, but it feels amazing to have stayed consistent for so long. On Day 1
, the number 365 seemed daunting. Unreachable. But here we are 199 days and posts later.
Let me let you in on something I’ve learned this year, though — blogging’s like a second job if you take it seriously enough!
If you’re doing a daily blog, you need to try and keep motivated so that your content is ALWAYS fresh. Gonna be out of town for a bit? You better schedule some posts in so you don’t miss a beat! It’s something that you’ve always got to keep at, but your writing will be BETTER for it. You’ll keep raising the bar higher and keep trying to outdo your previous efforts — and if all goes well, you’ll come out at the tail end of the year far more developed than you were when you started.
Would I ever try to do a year’s worth of daily posts again?
- not so intensely, or
- not without some help, or
- not without a little more focus.
What made the 2010 20K easier to write in some ways than the 2K11 24/7 was the focus — I had a very specific goal in mind, and I was going to try and blog about it over the course of the year. The 2K11 24/7 didn’t offer the same luxury of such simplicity. With a broad goal of trying to improve the world daily and no idea of what I hoped for things to look like at the year’s end, it makes for very open-ended and very CHALLENGING writing.
But with time comes both knowledge and experience — next time, I’d make sure to start with a single, focused topic and find others who’re passionate about the subject matter to blog with.
So thank you for being here for 200 posts so far — another 165 ’til we’re onto another year, another goal and whatever else may come!
I hope you enjoy the ride until then!
–Casey E. Palmer