How Writing Has Affected My Blogging

I‘ve noticed that I haven’t been blogging quite as consistently as I used to. I used to get in at least one point every day. Now, I sometimes go 2 days without a post (although that is still pretty rare). This has been more obvious these last few months as my fiction and nonfiction writing has picked up, so I decided to take a look at the data. Here is what my total monthly writing word counts look like, broken down between writing (fiction and nonfiction) and blogging from March 2013 through last week.

Total Monthly Writing

For a while, it seemed that my writing and blogging were somewhat even, especially early on. There were months when one would take over the other, but the totals were fairly consistent. Until May 2014. Beginning May of this year, my writing shot up, and my blogging went way down. If you look at my blogging as a percentage of my total writing over time, here is what it looks like:

Blogging Percentage

That is a pretty major drop off over the last two months. I haven’t done correlations on the two datasets yet, but intuitively, it looks to me as thought I tend to blog a lot less on days where I write 1,000 words or more. In the last few months, 1,000+ word days have become the rule, rather than the exception, which would help to bolster this theory.

I’ll be on vacation for the next week, and may have the time to strike a better balance between these two writing activities. We’ll see what happens.