The daily writing commitment I made in January 2022-how has it gone?

A Leipzig airport hotel, June 2022

I have been writing on this blog every day since 31st January 2022.

I made a promise to myself at that time and made a public commitment to write a blog post every day.

I confess to taking some pride in having done so to date. For the most part it has been easy to deliver on the commitment.

But some days it has been hard, extremely hard as I would stare at a blank page and a blinking cursor.

Some of these times would be due to having nothing to say, or not being able to recognise what I could write about.

Other times I might simply forget due to a change of environment-for example on a weekend away or on annual leave and the usual course of my day being altered to the point of simply forgetting.

But I have always caught myself as I threatened to fail and ensured I wrote something.

Initially the plan was to do it for 12 months and review what I have gained over the previous year, what it has cost me. And then decide what I would do next: continue or quit.

But my intention at this point is to keep going and write every day in perpetuity. For the benefits of doing so far outweigh the minor inconveniences that occasionally arise.

I intend to write about the benefits and any problems or issues from daily writing. And there is one dilemma that I, and anyone who writes regularly, faces every day.

But today I want to just remind myself that I am nearly there if you consider the 12-month milestone as the target.