Writing Challenge: Multiple Daily Posts

I’ve been posting daily for about three-and-a-half years. At the end of each day, I stop to reflect and write a post.

Recently it was suggested that I consider writing a few posts ahead of time. It’s akin to completing posts and banking them. I wasn’t a huge fan of the idea initially. It’s challenging enough to come up with one post every day. Writing multiple posts in a single day sounded like a herculean task.

I thought about it and reached the following conclusions: If I tried to stack posts and failed, I could keep doing what I’d been doing, writing my post at the end of each day. If I succeeded, I wasn’t sure what the benefits would be, but I suspected they would outweigh the effort. In the end, I decided there was zero downside to trying and it would be fun to challenge myself. So, I gave it shot.

I’m happy to report that I’ve been able to write and bank multiple posts in a day. I don’t do this every day, but I’ve done it a few days now. As with anything, the first time I had to write multiple posts in a day it was hard. But it got easier.

It’s early, but I’ve noticed three benefits so far. First, I feel less pressure to write because I have one or two completed posts to fall back on, just in case. I still write at least one every day, but I feel less pressure to do so. Second, I’ve started to write posts as insights come to me instead of at the end of the day. I’ve written more posts in the morning or early afternoon, which was rare before. The third benefit is harder to explain, but I’ll try. Being under less pressure to write a daily post has allowed my mind to wander a bit more, which has led to some interesting insights that I don’t think I would have had otherwise.

I’m glad this challenge was suggested to me, and I’m hoping I can keep writing multiple daily posts when insights warrant.