Habits, good and bad, take a minimum of 21 days to form.
Given 30 days, a habit becomes more likely to stick.
I used to be consistent with my posts. Somehow, I got out of the habit. I’m not sure why that happened. Taking on too many projects. Getting lazy. Making other things a priority. The why of the issue matters only because I want to make sure it doesn’t happen again. Far more importantly, I need to forget the past and move forward, making the change to re-institute blog writing as a habit.
Years ago, I read The 7 Habits of Highly Effective People. Maybe I should go back and read it again. Let’s be honest, most of us know what we need to do. The doing isn’t quite so simple. We make excuses and we come up with sometimes-valid reasons.
But if we seriously desire good habits, we have to make a commitment and have people who ask us what’s up when we don’t make sure to stay true to those commitments.
A Personal Note
So, I’m back again. I used to post once a week on a regular basis. That means 21 weeks of regularly scheduled posting, or about five months. Hmmmm. Maybe I should write posts daily for 21 days and set them up for regularly scheduled posting. I’ll have to think about that.
In the meantime, to my loyal readers, I hope you stuck it out with me as I went through many changes. In my next post, you can read about some of those changes. Still, I let you down, and for that I am truly sorry.
Hold tight. I am back and committed to re-implement my habit of posting every week. Thank you for your comments on my posts. If you are wondering, I updated my book progress (which hasn’t been much lately.) Nevertheless, I am moving forward, adjusting to changes. Maybe that needs to be my third post.
Now a question for you.
Which day of the week do you prefer to receive posts? Or when you are most likely to read a blog post?