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Post a Day Participants Have Much to be Proud of

Last week we asked you guys to tell us how your Post a Day / Post a Week progress is…

Last week we asked you guys to tell us how your Post a Day / Post a Week progress is coming along, and how it feels to have completed two months of the challenge. Your responses blew us away — you guys are really kicking butt! Congratulations and keep up the great work!

Here are some of the comments you shared:

“I have written more in two months this year than I did in six months last year.” – Jim Adcock

“Daily blogging has helped me go deeper into my writing and to better connect thought dots. I sort of view it as a public journal — and it’s helping me find my voice.” – Patbean

“In some of my first posts, I wrote about my reluctance to sit down and write. That reluctance is gone and I post every day, usually 250-350 words. The writing is much faster and even more enjoyable than before.” – Zol H

“I knew that other responsibilities (AKA “real life”) would prevent me from posting daily, so I signed on for Post a Week with plans to post more often when possible… and I’ve enjoyed it immensely.” – Margaret

“There are good, and there are bad days. All in all, a wonderful experience thus far. And I’ve met some really awesome bloggers who are onto this challenge as well.” – Genn

“I have unintentionally started doing a post a week. I had no plans for it, but it’s just kind of happened. The results are higher traffic on my site, and more interaction with the community. It’s been lots of fun!” – B.C. Young

“Two months ago, I barely could remember how to get to my dashboard…My teens cheer and tell me to give myself a gold star. :)” – Katharine Trauger

“I’m having so much fun writing I’ve started a second blog just for photography.” – Alexy Saltekoff

“The best part of this whole thing is meeting new people. The interaction with the other bloggers is what makes it so much fun!” – Kattsby

“I am enjoying that the process gets a little easier with each passing day…I am thrilled that my readership has tripled. I am happy that I have made a commitment and I have been sticking with it, despite the hurdles.” – Masaya Mahanta

“The part that is the most fun for me is going through each day with a writer’s eye, seeking out that thing, that experience, that issue or news story that I can comment on in my own unique way.” – Andrew

“At first it was really hard, however after the first month or so it has simply become a habit – something I do everyday like brushing my teeth.” – Mlovergaard

“In January and February I’ve had more visits to my blog than I did in all of 2010! How cool is that?!” – Ken Cavanaugh

Read more at You made it through month two! How does it feel?

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76 Comments

  1. I love blogging! I started doing one everyday, but felt like it was a little too much for my readers (I followed my stats) and then went down to every other day and it seems better. I’ve found that writing regularly helps me with ideas too.

  2. Olá a todos, estou adorando participar dos tópicos, como li um comentário concordo, que o mais interessante foi conhecer outros blogueiros, isso é muito bom, todos queremos ter amigos. E o legal de tudo é o crescimento do blog, todos gostam não?
    Obrigada por tudo, e abraços a todos!
    Mina!

  3. I have been blogging since the first of the year…every day…I wanted to write about “MY KIDS!”as I call them…Special needs students that I worked with over 30 years…I find myself also blogging about other issues…I hope this is a sign of growth…What a release to write about what you love and see others enjoy…

  4. OMG.

    I did it just now 68th time – every single day a post (sorry for mostly posting only in German). I stored 5 posts ready to post local for days without any ideas. But I never used them because I wrote every day a new text.

    And it was often a self-torturing to write something interesting (so I got my week of the music).

    But I’ll continue – maybe with some new English texts.

    Blog on!

  5. It’s sometimes confusing whether to write in English or Indonesian. Ya, that’s a language thing that a part of readers understand and a few of them don’t. Any suggestion…?

    1. i’d love to read more posts in Indonesian. After all, it’s not too different from malay. :)

  6. I created a separate blog called DailySajib.wordpress.com and participating on Post a day program with that. This has enabled me to write more and write faster than ever before.

  7. Love this challenge, and nowadays I’m looking forward to writing in the morning…

    I’ve given up Facebook for Lent [even though I'm not RC], so hopefully I’ll find more time to read more posts by others.

    today’s post

  8. This is an amazing accomplishment, and you’ve inspired post-a-week(ish) writers like me to ponder the kind of internal reward that comes from such a feat.

    Congrats to all who are participating! :)

  9. Post once a day? Wow, that’s really good. I post once a week, a rule that I set for myself and that seems to work for me, in regards to time available. I might get brave and try once a day in the future. (I’ve only done that in my personal journals in the past.)
    What commitment and discipline it must take!

  10. Just posted my first content for March yesterday…I believe I will join in the fray here and post at least once a week…

    Nice job everyone!

  11. Sometimes I have gone to pictures and a few words in order to keep up with the daily demand. I love this year, and I think one reason is that I am challenged to write daily! I really like Word Press.

  12. The interaction with other bloggers is the best part!!!
    I wish I had the time to write every day, but I do my best anyway. I love getting feedback and know people enjoy what I write.

  13. I write whenever I get inspiration. If I’ve got nothing I don’t force myself. I don’t really believe in discipline but congrats to everyone who does :) Blogging helps me develop and write ideas I otherwise would forget or neglect. Initially I had no idea how to check stats (technology is so complicated) and honestly thought that only my facebook friends were reading it but then I saw the numbers. Wow. Definitely don’t have that many friends. This changes everything :) But no pressure. There is something to be said about the process of writing something down and releasing it out there in the world for everyone to judge.

  14. This is the first I’ve heard of Post a Day / Post a Week and it sounds like a fun idea. I hadn’t been blogging regularly until I heard about the National Blog Posting Month last November. I started that on 11/01 and kept blogging everyday for the next 100 days. The best thing for me was meeting other bloggers and seeing more hits to my blog. I have no idea where they came from or how they found me, but it was still fun!

  15. Not only has it made me really think of something to write and blog about every day, but I’ve made so many friends already through the Blogging Buddies post you had a while back. It really helps when you have a few friends/readers to keep the motivation going… I’m so glad that I started in this challenge since I had been wanting to start blogging more often again.

  16. I enjoy writing my blog, I always think of random things to write and it good when you put it all down and someone credits you for that. Or comments and it’s especially nice when your doing journalism in uni. Give you the confidence people are listening to your opinions.

    Great post!
    Jessie.

  17. I started my blog last summer and since then I’ve been posting twice a week, which I find challenging to keep up with. So I can’t imagine doing it daily. My hats off to all of you who’ve made that commitment. Maybe someday soon, I’ll be in your league, but for now, I need to first master, feel good about keeping up with two a week. :)

  18. Even though I’m not directly involved in the Post A Day or Post A Week initiatives, I have started posting once a week since the revival of my blog in December. It really keeps me motivated, and since then, it’s brought me to write a series, where I post a “chapter” a day. I just finished Part 6 yesterday and I have the entire series planned out. Surprisingly, it’s also helped me with my time management skills; I post every Tuesday, and I know if Tuesday’s going to be busy, I’ll write most of it Monday and tweak it the day of. It feels so fulfilling!

  19. This is going outstandingly! :D I have written more in the last two months than I have in the two years of having the site set up! Linking to Twitter is also helping profoundly. Long may the challenge continue, who said words were dead? They are yet living around us and we each have a story to tell!

  20. I started my blog in Dec 2010. Since then I have done on average a blog every 4 days. Its been an exciting 3 months.
    I feel I dont have time to do a blog a day. If I go about doing a blog a day, I would not do justice to the content of the blog – as I want to maintain a certain standard in each blog.

  21. I’m not sure if anyone else has noticed this, but in the picture on top of your page the Y-button is swapped with the Z-button. What’s up with that?

  22. I have posted once a day for 737 consecutive days, no interruptions. The past two months would have been average for me if I didn’t have school projects to finish up.

  23. I confess that I opted to post about three-four times a week, which averages out to every other day. I felt that once a week was not enough, every day too much for me. It’s working, but about what I was doing before. Life does tend to get in the way for me to post every day, and still make it thoughtful and worth reading. Unfortunately, there’s no badge for Posteveryotherday 2011.

  24. Initially, I began with the PostADay challenge, but found it difficult to consistently turn out the quality of articles that I enjoy writing. As a result, I’ve decided to maintain my commitment to honing my craft via the PostAWeek challenge. Needless to say, I’m very pleased with the content, and its ability to provoke more thought and substance on a deeper level. I couldn’t quite get into the journaling part of blogging that may have been required for the PostADay. This has been a very exciting journey for me. I’m always jotting notes for writing, and I feel so much more attuned to the process of writing as a fluid one.

  25. Good on you for those who have the time to post a day. My mum scolds me for posting a week as it is saying it’s a waste of time. But I seem to have got more readers than last year when I posted maybe twice a month or so.

  26. Hi ,
    I started a project kind of for myself, aimed at posting a blog everyday. I started on 8th Feb 2011. So far if i have missed a day I post two blogs the next day.

    I call this project “Get A Life: Stop Cribbing, Start Living”.
    This was a pleasent finding that folks at WordPress have started a similar drive.
    For me the whole idea was to get out of the rut “office-home-family”. Get new thoughts , connect with people. It’s been going good so far.

    I blog at “http://sbhagwat01.wordpress.com/” and call it “Life Is Like That”

    It’s good to get to know of this drive.
    Shweta

  27. The Postaweek challenge is ideal for me, mainly because I don’t have time to do the Postaday. My monthly visits have increased month-on-month since December. As someone else has mentioned, the link to Twitter is very useful. I am finding that everything I hear, read or see gets considered as a possible post subject – does this make me obsessed? I think it does.

  28. I posted every single day throughout 2010, so I’m not doing it this year. It was extremely hard work, but also extremely worthwhile! What I found most difficult was preparing for going on holiday when I knew I wouldn’t have web access – twice during the year I had to spend two weeks writing two, or even three, posts a day to cover the absence. The most rewarding part was when total strangers stumbled across my page from tags, and felt moved to comment on what I’d written. Awesome feeling!

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