Gretchen Rubin

Gretchen Rubin

My experiments in the pursuit of happiness and good habits


10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Blogging

March 29th, 2016

Episode 240 of 372 episodes

Unbelievable! I just hit my tenth anniversary for this blog. I can’t believe it. The days are long, but the years are short. Certainly, when I started, I had no idea that I was embarking on an project that would become such a big part of my day, my identity, my writing career, and my relationships. In fact, I remember thinking, “Yes, I’m stressed out about writing these first posts, but that’s okay, because no one will ever read them. That first post, “The Blog Begins,” is here, if you’re curious. Here are ten things I’ve learned from ten years of blogging: 1. It’s often easier to do something every day than some days. This sounds counter-intuitive, but I’ve found it to be very true. I write on this site most days, so I don’t debate with myself, “Today, tomorrow? I wrote last week, can I take this week off?” I know I have to write on my blog, so I do. In Better Than Before, I explore this phenomenon more. 2. People like to learn in different ways. I’m a writer, and I like to provide ideas in text — and no surprise, that’s also the way I learn best. ... The post 10 Things I’ve Learned in 10 Years of Blogging appeared first on Gretchen Rubin.