Somehow I Missed a Day…

Posted: September 18, 2021 in Uncategorized

I was going through my posting schedule and discovered I missed a day. This is not at all unlikely as I have been quite busy and to be honest more than a few of my deadlines are self-imposed. I took on a major art project last week, a partially animated video called The Parable of the Acorn, and it was quite time consuming. As a result one of my posts fell through the cracks, and at this point I have a choice. I could let it go, or I could create a post and continue to meet my goal. The fact that you are reading this, shows the choice I made. Please understand this is not just a filler for me, I want it to have value, so how about we talk about the value of meeting goals.

I set a goal of posting every day this year. Now there were times where I missed that goal. My work load increased dramatically since the onset of COVID and I have been working hard to keep up. Most everything I do involves an element of creativity and I am grateful to the Lord that He has faithfully provided for me. In spite of the fact that I am working a lot, and generating a lot of content, He has kept me going and deserves all the glory.

Part of the reason I set the goal of posting every day was the fact that I had neglected this blog for quite some time in the early days of COVID and my readership fell off pretty dramatically. I knew I wanted to try to provide more content for my readers and frankly I wanted to see if I could produce something of value every day or if I might be losing my passion for what I do. I am grateful to say that is not the case.

That being said, there is something to be said for sustainability. I seriously doubt that I will continue to post daily in the coming year. Instead I believe I will set a more sustainable schedule (probably three days a week) and perhaps create another vehicle such as a newsletter or podcast to expand the reach of my content. At the end of the day, my goal is not to be a daily content producer for the sake of producing content. My goal is to help artists embrace the church and to help the church embrace artists. I’m not all about numbers or anything like that, but at the end of the day numbers are people, and I want to help as many people as possible. Part of setting goals is to focus on what your actual goal is.

Because my goal in this season was to see if I still had the passion for what I am doing and to make sure I could come up with viable things to say, meeting my goal of posting daily is important, so I will continue and when I miss a day I will try to create content to fill that space, but doing this work is also showing me that there is a new goal to be met.

Stay tuned.

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