Sunday, September 30, 2018

Writing slump

While looking at my posting history this year, I realized that am on track to have the fewest number of posts ever (excluding 2006 because I started this blog that year in August). Andrew says I need to just go through Facebook to jog my memory about stories I haven't written about yet, so perhaps I'll do that and you can expect a large number of short posts in the near future.

Looking at my history:
►  2018 (210)
►  2017 (324)
►  2016 (308)
►  2015 (384)
►  2014 (352)
►  2013 (310)
►  2012 (339)
►  2011 (389)
►  2010 (334)
►  2009 (420)
►  2008 (537)
►  2007 (367)
►  2006 (57)
we can see that following the years I've had babies (aside from Rachel) my frequency of posting has gone down rather dramatically.

In 2009 I posted 420 times, but only 334 in 2010.
In 2012 I posted 339 times, but only 310 in 2013.*
In 2015 I posted 384 times, but only 308 in 2016.
And in 2017 I posted 324 times and it's certainly going to be quite a bit lower in 2018.

* I think that with Benjamin being born in the middle of the year and his birth and our subsequent move being so stressful that I didn't post as much in 2012 to begin with so 2013 didn't see quite as much of a dive.

In addition to being in a baby fog, I've been pumping as well (which is quite a time-suck, no pun intended). So that's my theory about my writing. If I get close to 300 posts this year, we'll be lucky.

Babies are hard.

The good news is that my numbers should beef up in 2019.

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