First Quarter Review

I’m attempting the WordPress365 challenge. #wp365. That is, I’m trying to write 1 blog post every day for a year.  It’s been 3 months and I thank you for putting up with me, and I apologize for exposing you to my unadulterated vanity. You see, chief among the reasons I’m embarking on this foolish quest is self-improvement. And I do need you to come along for the ride or else there’d truly be no point.

However, this quest did not start off as a self-improvement mission. Full disclosure: I work for WordPress but I’m not paid to write this blog. I’m a software engineer and I started to become more familiar with the product that I’m helping to build.  As I started writing more posts, I found the process pretty enjoyable. I got my first 3 day streak notification, and I’ll admit, I became slightly obsessed. I wanted to make that number higher and higher. 20, 30, 50, and I’m currently at 91!

I’ll admit that once I hit around 25 days, the obsession wore off, and it became really hard to write posts. I was tempted on more than one day to give up. Writing has been a challenge for me for as long as I can remember, and now that I’m setting aside time every day to write for #wp365, writing is definitely getting easier. And it is exciting! I’m talking nail biting excitement. Even though I’m struggling less, there are many days when the words won’t come and I publish absolute crap at the 11th hour.

Additionally, writing daily posts that I then share with the world is also easing my social anxiety. Thinking about you fools regularly makes me a better social being. I cannot thank you enough for that. Keep on doing what you’re doing. You are all perfect.

And I’m certainly having a lot of fun. I’ve come up with a few gimmicks such as #tattuesday and #sketchSunday. They keep me amused and make it easier to keep a streak going.

Now it’s in the open. Now you know why I’m blogging so much. Cheer me on please, and I’ll see you at the half-year review!

Stats ( Feb. 25 – May 27 )
Views: 1360
Visitors: 557
Likes: 220
Comments: 14
Total Subscribers: 38

An article about Megan’s prop design was the most popular for this period. It was shared a lot on Facebook! It will be tough to unseat that article as tops.

2 thoughts on “First Quarter Review

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  1. Thanks. When I sit down to write a blog post, I usually ask myself “What is the best / worst thing that happened today” and that is usually enough to get me started. However, I find that I’m still holding back. That there is stuff that I’m too shy to share. A goal going forward is to be less shy!

    But you are right. At any given moment, there is plenty to write about. Thanks again!

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