I can’t remember or easily find when I started writing weekly posts, but I think it’s been something like 5-7 years. Since committing to doing so I haven’t once missed a week, although my post time did gradually shift from Thursday morning to Sunday evening. At this point I realize that I’m posting weekly only because I said I was going to, and not because I actually want to. So from now on I’m going to just post whenever I want to.
I’ve wrestled with this decision for a long time because (as I may have mentioned about 1000 times) I take streaks really seriously and don’t like breaking them. But when the benefit of doing something is only that it keeps a streak alive, it’s a good time to reevaluate. At the end of the day I’m now writing because I feel obligated to, not because I have something I’m dying to write about, so I want to switch that around for a while.
If you have feedback on this I’m open to hearing it, and always remain open to suggestions for posts. If I know that people really want to hear about something I’m very likely to write about it. I’m also hoping that this change will give me an opportunity to work on better and more detailed posts, so please let me know if you feel like it improves (or doesn’t improve) post quality.
Photo is from our cruise last week in Alaska. People stash canoes and kayaks in the woods near a mountain lake that you can find and use. I read that they don’t include paddles so I was really excited to make my own paddle. It worked pretty well but started to fall apart.
I am going to experiment and only announce the next Tea Time with Tynan on my Youtube Channel, so subscribe to it and enable notifications if you want to make sure you catch it.