An update on 100 Days to Offload

    An update on 100 Days to Offload

    It's been almost two months since I have started the #100DaysToOffload challenge. During this time I have managed to write 25 blog posts, which is more than I wrote last year in total.

    But in June I found myself posting less and less often. What's going on?

    Part of the reason is probably that the initial excitement wore off. I saw that sometimes I rushed posts in order to publish every day and I'd like to keep the quality high, especially for the tech posts.

    But another reason is that the lockdown is pretty much over here in Romania and life started again. All kinds of events are happening, meeting friends, going out to eat and so on. All of these take a considerable amount of time, which squeezes out blogging.

    The problem is not only time, but "communication" energy. I'm an introvert, so to recharge my batteries I need alone time. Lockdown was awesome for me, because my batteries didn't get as depleted. On the contrary, the lack of interaction with others started to bother me and I actually missed going out with others. But now that I do finally get to meet up with friends, I find that at the end of the day words don't flow out, even in writing. I guess blogging is similar enough to interacting with people that they tap into the same energy reservoirs.

    And last, but not least, work on my house has resumed in (almost) full force and I have to start overseeing that. And it's a consuming job, because each contractor is saying that the previous guy didn't do a good job and they have to fix it. sigh I have to keep in mind what the end result will be and that it will be worth it.

    So, in conclusion, I do plan to continue writing, but I won't write as often. My aim is to get around 7-8 posts per month, which should get me to finishing the modified version of the challenge (publishing 100 posts in one year).

    I’m publishing this as part of 100 Days To Offload - Day 26.