Hello dear readers, If you’ve been following me for these 25 days of blogging goal, then you may be upset that I’m ending it today. As much as I wanted to tackle this goal for myself, I’ve missed my personal deadline for achieving this it: produce 25 blog posts within 25 days starting on December 1st and ending on December […]
Hello dear readers,
If you’ve been following me for these 25 days of blogging goal, then you may be upset that I’m ending it today. As much as I wanted to tackle this goal for myself, I’ve missed my personal deadline for achieving this it: produce 25 blog posts within 25 days starting on December 1st and ending on December 25th. I did not hit this deadline. Reason being is that I foolishly picked a time in which I would be incredibly busy at my restaurant gig; which didn’t allow me the free time to work on 25 posts within 25 days. Working overtime during the Holidays means I only have time to eat and sleep. For most, some would see this as failure.
But, I don’t see it as failure; it’s a step in a different direction.
I realized that it would be better for me to take my time tackling a single subject for maximum impact is much wiser. Creating a post is like cooking stew or broth: you must take time to prep the ingredients before putting it in the pot for a long boil. Once you put the stew or broth on the burner, you must wait until it’s ready.
If the stew or broth isn’t ready, don’t take it off the burner.
This is what I felt as I was creating topics and drafts for my content for this 25 days blogging goal. As I was coming up with drafts for the project, it dawn on me that it would be best to treat each topic as cooking stew: write notes and ideas around the topics, create an outline, write/edit 3-5 drafts, post online, repeat. If it’s not ready, I will not post online until it is. I would rather much give you the product when it’s hot, hearty, and ready – not when it’s still a cold, unseasoned mess.
I rather much have you consume a long, yet informative thought provoking post from me that will make you say “damn, I can’t wait for his next post” then for me to post a short, bare topic each day for you to read and forget about the next day with another short, bare topic that’ll be soon forgotten about (plus, it helps my SEO ranknings).
So, until I quit my job and do my own thing (which is one of my early 2020s goal), I won’t do something as foolish as make 25 blog posts in 25 days. I rather focus on one at a time and produce that then to tackle a challenge like that again. Once I free myself from working for somebody else at a 9-to-5 plus overtime, I’ll do the 25 Days of Blogging again.
Until next time
-Yuki The Snowman