For the last six weeks I have consistently published a blog post every Tuesday morning. This isn’t my first attempt at blogging consistently, but it is my most successful. Several times before I have set goals to write on a consistent basis, but have always failed after a few weeks. This time is going to be different, here’s why:
- Each week I create a blog post. I don’t add any content and only sometimes do I add a relevant title. At this stage “New Post” is an acceptable title. Though I try to have it be relevant to what I plan to write about.
- Next I set the publish date and time for 9:15 AM the following Tuesday. Then I click “Schedule.”
- Throughout the next week I come back to that post and fill in details and gradually write the post.
If I fail to complete a post the deadline doesn’t pass by silently, it is marked by a hideously incomplete post for everyone to see. It has a wonderful tool to help me practice consistency.