I updated my Blogger layout to the “new and improved” form of the old layout. I’m not sure how “improved” it is, but I ended up with a hierarchical archive, which makes it really easy to see how many blog posts I’ve had in any given month or year, over the history of the blog.
As I start my 4th year of blogging, I can see that the trend looks like this:
2005: 3 posts
2006: 12 posts
2007: 14 posts
2008: 25 posts
Last year was the first year that I managed to post at least one blog post a month. That’s nowhere near where I thought I wanted to be, but at least I’m getting better at consistently writing. I think the writing has gotten easier for me, as well. I suspect that the quality hasn’t gone up much (if at all), but I’ve effectively trained myself not to edit my posts to death, and I’m no longer taking months to get one paragraph just right for publishing.
So it’s a qualified success. Onward and upward!