• Here are some random thoughts:

    Firstly, congrats on getting so far in the challenge. I’ve seen a lot of guys who last about 5 days on a daily post challenge, so you’re already ahead of the curve.

    That said… Are you still excited about achieving the 700+ goal? It’s great if you are… but that’ll wear off. You need to be prepared for when it does. You’re probably doing this already, but whenever you have great ideas for articles, don’t let them slip away. Instead, right them down, do bullet points, whatever you have time for.

    For the formatting, try to do as much in bulk as possible. build up a library of images for featured images. Learn the HTML tags e.g. so that you can do them as you’re typing. If you’ve planned to write reviews of stuff, make sure you have the affiliate links to hand in advance. (This is the one that always messes me up.)

    If you’ve got other work to do, like freelance writing, then you need a plan to sort your daily posting around that. You’re posting first thing in the morning, which is good… but what happens if you can’t do it first thing in the morning? It might not happen, but don’t let life disrupt your flow.

    Speaking of which… I don’t really agree that writer’s block is real. Sure, if your dog dies or whatever you’re not going to want to write, but the everyday ebb and flow thing is something you can conquer if you put your mind to it.

    Anyway, great challenge and good luck. I’ll be following along to see how you do. At 2 posts a day, you’re going to get massive results, and you’ll also raise the bar for everyone else.

    • NomadicJake

      Jamie, that was one heck of a comment. Appreciate the great insights.

      I’m definitely still excited about achieving the 700+ posts in a year, but I know it’s going to be quite the grind. That’s just fine. I can live with that. My main concern involves when my health improves and i start to add YouTube videos into the mix. That’s when I anticipate the time really starting to add up.

      Affiliates always mess me up, too. Especially when you’re applying to new programs and such. Getting all your links can easily add an extra 30+ minutes to a post.

      Regarding writer’s block – I agree you can almost always get over the hump. I guess my thoughts more turn to when you don’t “feel” like writing, but you still need to. Some days you really only have 2,000 words in you. Others you can bust out 7,000 without thinking twice about it. At least for me.