On Keeping the Blogging Habit

It's soooo easy just to tell myself that it's okay not to blog today. After all, NaBloPoMo is officially over. And surely, after 30 days of daily blogging - through overseas travels, postgrad assignments, work commitments, personal and family duties - I should deserve a break from it, right?

Well, perhaps.

Besides, as I said, I'm pretty sure 3-5 blog posts a week is possibly my realistic target anyway.

But, I don't want to stop daily blogging today when I feel like I'm "entitled" to do so. It's because if I start listening to that sort of thinking again, I would most likely go down that slippery slope of non-blogging once more. After all, I'm pretty sure that most days, I would have every reason and excuse not to blog. And, they would all be legitimate reasons and excuses too.

I'd rather just blog than try to find ways to justify my reasons and excuses for why I can't blog.

After all, I can't afford to think that way. You know... That trying-to-find-reasons-why-I-can't-blog mentality.

It's just that I know what it's like to get out of the blogging habit. I know, for sure, that the longer I don't blog, the harder it is for me to get started in blogging again.

So, I think until I come to a point where I really REALLY want to blog and I just can't possibly blog anymore will I start letting myself off this schedule. I think only then will I know that blogging has truly become a habit again and it would be harder to find reasons not to blog, as blogging has become ingrained in my system and just part of my day-to-day life. Yes, indeed. That would be a nice place to be!

About the Author Shai Coggins

Shai has been managing and blogging here at ShaiCoggins.com for 17 years. Here, she writes about creativity, productivity, and how to recharge for a better, happier lifestyle. She is the author of Today: Life Journal, Colour Bliss: Kaleidoscopes, and a little known children's book. A serial entrepreneur, Shai also currently runs Vervely.com, a boutique digital media agency offering online content, community, and conversion marketing services. Her blogging experience and digital work have been featured in various media, including being listed in Fast Company's "Most Influential Women in Technology" list. Originally from Manila, Shai lived in Singapore and the USA before moving to Australia with her British husband. They have two children, a pet bunny, and a rambunctious rescue Labrador.

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