This post is about regular posting – and changing behaviour. I believe under international law all bloggers are allowed one post about how difficult posting regularly is – this is my contribution to the oeuvre!
A while back I resolved to post more regularly, but as the evidence here shows that resolution was a failure. Then recently I finished reading Switch – How to Change Things When Change is Hard. Changing into a regular poster certainly seemed hard, and I knew I’d failed before. Could Switch help me?
A few key ideas seemed like they could help:
- Shrink the Challenge. Instead of trying to post regularly forever, make it for a week
- Black and White goal. Instead of posting regularly, change to post every work day. No wiggle room there!
- Celebrate progress. Note I’m posting this on Wednesday, having already made 2 posts this week. Yay, I’m 40% of the way there!
- Instant habits. Set an “action trigger” for when I’m going to write a post each day. For me, it’s after each day’s scrum meeting.
I don’t yet know if I will succeed in changing into a regular blogger, but so far the techniques seem to be working. More on Switch in a future post…