I’m officially done with the 100 days project. I am very proud of myself for blogging every day for those 100 days. I managed to do it even when we were on the road.
The project helped me get back into writing every day. It is something I didn’t realize that I missed. I plan to continue writing almost every day, but I am giving myself permission to take breaks if I’m travelling or having a day where I’m just not feeling it.
The project also made me realize how much I adore blogging in general. I love reading other posts. I had fallen out of the habit of staying up on my favorite blogs, but this project got be back on feedly catching up on my blogs every day or two.
I find reading blogs so much more satisfactory than catching up on Instagram (or any other social media platform). Instagram is so curated. My feed is filled with perfect finished knitting projects, not projects that the knitter ended up hating. I see posts with perfect moms taking their kids on fancy vacations, when my budget allows for a vacations in a friend’s camper. Blogs make me feel better about myself, not worse.
Blogs give me the bigger picture. Sometimes it is positive – I love how this turned out, the pattern was well written and the yarn was perfect for this shawl. Sometimes it is negative – this is my finished knitting project, these are the 8 reasons knitting it sucked, it’s done and now I’m going to donate it because if I ever have to look at it again I’m going to scream and attack it with scissors. Life isn’t all positive, and blogging is far more likely to show both the good and the bad.
This project made me realize I want to spend less time looking at Instagram and more time supporting other bloggers. I encourage you to join me in finding other voices speaking their truth through blogging. When you find good blogs please share them with me. I am looking to add to my blog list and cut back on the people I follow on social media.