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I’m going to break the chain, y’all

Since March 1, 2013, I have posted something on my blog every day.  From lengthy rants, to regular features, to weirdness, to place fillers, I’ve followed Jerry Seinfeld’s advice on writing: Don’t break the chain.

But now I’m going to break it deliberately.

Breaking the Chain
Sorry, Jerry. I just don’t think this is going to work.

Why would I want to break a two-year streak on purpose?

Mainly because I’ve lost focus of my purpose. I’m actually realizing this is true in many areas of my life this past year. In pursuit of a lot of good things, I’ve lost sight of what’s best for my family and for myself. Actually, “pursuit” is the wrong word in that sentence. In latching on to every good thing that’s come down the road, we’ve been hindered from pursuing the path that’s best for us. (I’ll be writing more on that later; I’m still processing what happened, how it happened, and what’s next.)

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It’s becoming more and more clear that I am not. My time and energies are not producing the best content that I could. I know I’ve got a better blog in me if I try. In fact, I don’t intend to spend less time blogging. I’ll probably keep the “don’t break the chain” thing going when it comes to writing every day. But I’ll be posting less. I’d rather spend three or four days polishing a piece I’m satisfied with or be comfortable in deleting a post that’s awful than feel compelled to put something up every day regardless of the quality.

What will this look like practically?

I won’t be posting every day, but I’ll try to post a few times a week. I don’t want to say X times because I don’t know, and I’m not trying to set a similar goal: like every day but less. I’ll probably keep the “Fine Arts Friday” feature, but won’t kill myself making it an every Friday feature. Terrible Tuesdays, however, are going the way of the Dodo, and I’ll probably use my Facebook page more to share those things that were linked in those posts. Some of those things I kept in reserve for Terrible Tuesday will probably become brief blog posts — no more than a paragraph. I was always reluctant to do that in the past because I might need that post to be a link in the chain. But if the chain is already broken, it doesn’t matter if I post 3 things on Monday and nothing again til Friday.

I’m breaking the chain and moving on to (hopefully) better things.  So I’ll see you soon. But not tomorrow.

3 responses to “I’m going to break the chain, y’all”

  1. Cindy Watson Avatar
    Cindy Watson


    1. April Avatar

      Thanks, Cindy! I have a feeling I’m going to be on edge through tomorrow. But once I’ve broken the chain, it will be freeing.

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