Addicted to blogging!

I’ve just been replying to my blog comments and spotted this notification from WordPress…

200 Posts copy

I’m gobsmacked to discover that since I started my blog at the very end of August last year I’ve written 200 posts (actually 202 as I’d posted two more posts before I had a chance to write this one)! I’ve just worked out that it’s approximately 200 days since I started my blog so I’ve averaged one post a day! I have had gaps where I’ve not posted anything and then some days where I’ve posted more than one post but it averages out at one post every single day! I reckon that adds up to a serious blogging addiction! 🙂

As a lot of you will know I started this blog when I was recovering from surgery last summer and I needed a project. Since then my blog has become so much more than a hobby to me, it gives me a real sense of achievement and satisfaction that was missing from my life as my disability continued to worsen.

I continue to blog even though I’m struggling to manage my condition, particularly my pain levels, at the moment because it makes me happy to keep my blog going despite the odds being against me. It would be easy for me to do nothing at all but I need to keep my brain active and focused on positive things so I keep going. I recently discovered how to schedule my posts in advance, and also found an app that allows me to schedule links to my posts on social media. This means that even on the days when I’m not up to blogging my blog still keeps running. I’m also now using dictation software to dictate everything – even my tweets are dictated now! 🙂

Thank you to all my followers for sticking with me. Thank you to everyone who has ever read, liked, commented or shared any of my posts – I do appreciate every single one.

Here’s to the next 200 posts… and beyond!

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44 thoughts on “Addicted to blogging!

  1. Congratulations! It’s a heck of an achievement at the best of times, but considering everything else you are dealing with, it’s amazing! Here’s to many, many more blog posts 🙂

  2. Here’s to the next 200! Much easier now you’ve discovered scheduling and dictation software. So pleased you’ve found a solution that let’s you carry on doing what you enjoy 🙂

  3. What a great post. This is inspiring me to start my own blog. I’m not good with computers but think it may help me to do something.

  4. What an achievement, well done! Now, in the months or years to come, you may find there are periods when you can’t or won’t keep up this rate, but don’t worry about it and don’t scold yourself for it. Don’t ever let this become an obligation rather than a pleasure! Good luck to you and here’s to the next 200!

  5. Many congratulations, Hayley. I love visiting your blog. Looking forward to the next 200 posts, and more… 🙂

  6. Congratulations! That’s such a fantastic achievement, particularly when you factor in the physical barriers you struggle with. It’s great to hear your dictation software is working so well for you 🙂

    • Thank you so much, Claire. Blogging is just about the only thing in my life that I can do pretty much independently, which is why I celebrate these small milestones so much. The dictation software is brilliant, I still can’t quite believe how well it works. 🙂

    • Happy blog anniversary! 🙂 That’s such an achievement to have been blogging for two years, I’m in awe of that. I think I’ve only managed to post so much as I’m not working at the moment due to my medical condition so have a lot of spare time.

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  8. Again, what an amazing achievement. I’m So glad that blogging has given you such a positive outlet to focus your energy on.

    I can tell that you love blogging and so can everyone else. That’s why your blog has done so well. Keep up the great work.

    • Thank you so much, I really do appreciate you saying that. 🙂 It’s been a tough few months in my real life but starting this blog and putting so much energy into it has been the best thing I could have done.

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