Reflecting on 365 Days of Daily Blogging

I launched this blog in June of 2009, and started posting on a daily basis a year ago.  Over the last 365 days I have learned a great deal, including:

  • writing blog content is different from all other writing
  • creating and using a standard template for each type of post (e.g., book reviews) provides helpful structure
  • timely topics attract readers, especially those in the current news cycle
  • posts with the greatest hit counts are, almost exclusively, those shared by others via social media
  • blogging can be/become a spiritual discipline

Path to 365
If I had set out to write a blog post once a day for a year, I am not sure I would have succeeded.  Originally, I intended to post daily for 100 days.  Once I reached 100 days, I found that writing content on a daily basis had become routine.

So What?
Blogging is not something anyone does in isolation; blogging provides connectivity.  Connectivity matters as community is an essential aspect of the Christian faith.  While traditional or face-to-face community remains strong, virtual community is increasingly important.  In writing about matters of faith that matter, I am thankful for the many opportunities it has afforded me to interact with the larger community.

I rarely ask for feedback.  If you are a regular visitor to this blog or someone stopping by for the first time, I would welcome your feedback.

  • Has my writing been helpful to you on your journey of faith?  If so, how?
  • What would you like me to consider doing differently (including any topical suggestions)?

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