Unbelievable. Simply unbelievable.
For the first time since migrating to WordPress over one year ago, I missed putting up a post yesterday. Up until then, I have been able to maintain a posting schedule on Beyond the Rhetoric of at least one article a day. It was an accomplishment that I was quite proud of, especially because I spend so much time blogging for others.
I look at yesterday with mixed emotions. On the one hand, I’m a little disappointed with myself. After all, the streak is broken and I could have taken advantage of the timestamp feature in WordPress. I could have found a few minutes out of my day on Sunday to put up a post, but I didn’t. My excuse, if you want to call it that, is that I’m still feeling under the weather. (I plan on seeing the doctor in a couple of hours.) I figured that it was more important to have some rest and take care of myself, rather than force what would inevitably be a mediocre post.
The good news is that yesterday was a Sunday, so I didn’t have to deal with the issue of freelance writing and sick days. I plan on working in a limited capacity today, getting what I need to get done, sending out invoices, and that kind of thing, but I’m not going to overdo it.
I said that I reflect on yesterday with mixed emotions. The other side of the equation is that I proved to myself that the world wouldn’t come crashing down if I missed one day of blogging. One lesson that I tried to learn from The 4-Hour Workweek by Timothy Ferriss is that we tend to place too much importance on things that may not necessarily be all that important. The world doesn’t come crashing down if you miss a day of work. Most things are reversible. When you stop to consider the worst case scenario, it oftentimes isn’t all that bad.
So, with that, I’m going to keep on trucking with my day. I hope my doctor gives me some good antibiotics. This cough is really starting to bug me.