I’ve started my blogging experiment four weeks ago (a couple of weeks before publishing the experiment post). This is a quick recap of how things are going on so far.
Experiment vision is still valid, which is great 🙂
I spend 30 mins every day on blogging activities, including weekends and vacation days. There were a couple of busy days when I skipped blogging and compensated on the next day, so it’s more of 30 mins/day on average now, but still fine to me.
I’m writing regularly and publish one post weekly for 3 weeks in a row! I noticed there are days when it’s harder to write and thoughts are not willing to shape into a nice story, but that’s fine too. It would be naive to expect writing goes smoothly any day no matter what’s going on around you.
I’ve started reading more blogs but I don’t track how many. So it’s hard to say where I am compared to the target of one post per day, but my gut feeling says I’m behind and can do better. Anyway, I enjoyed some posts and subscribed to a couple of blogs. Love this one by Paolo in particular.
I’ve published my first book review post which was holding me from reading new books. Now I started reading a new book and very much enjoy both its contents and the fact I’m reading again 🤓
I’ve started Blogging for beginners course and slowly learn new things when not writing. After a couple of modules, it already gave me a few interesting ideas and thoughts.
Last but not least I’ve migrated my old site to WordPress.com and can focus on writing now. I had a few challenges during the migration and have some ideas for improvements in the onboarding process, but haven’t shared them with internal teams at Automattic yet.
This is where I am now after the first 28
days baby steps in blogging. I’m happy with the progress and curious to see the results at the next milestone of 90 days.