Abandoning 100 Days to offload

Feb 3, 2024


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In September I started the 100 days to offload challenge, in which I decided to write 100 blog posts over the course of a year. Today I’m ending the challenge.

So why am I doing this? Well, to put it simply, 100 posts in a year is about two blog posts a week, and if I’m counting correctly, I’m now 17 posts in, so to get to 100 posts by the end of August I’d have to write 3 or 4 posts a week consistently for months. That’s doable, of course, if I stick to shorter posts and write consistently, but the thing is, I don’t.

I have discovered that I write blog posts when I have something to say, when I have something I want to share with a wider audience, and when I want to engage in a discussion with people. And I don’t think I have enough interesting things to say to fill 3 or 4 posts a week, and I don’t want to write posts just for the sake of having written something. I’d rather focus on writing fewer posts with more interesting topics (interesting to me anyway) than writing about mundane things just for the sake of having written something. Quality over quantity.

So do I feel bad about “failing” the challenge? Not really, no. I gave it a go and discovered that it wasn’t for me, and rather than grit my teeth and try to force myself to do it, I’m content to realise that blogging a lot isn’t for me, and I’d rather take it easy than push myself to do something I’m not fully committed to.