I've always found it difficult to blog consistently. I go through stretches where I have lots of energy and ideas but then I slowly lose focus and go long periods without posting at all.
The first post on this blog was more than three years ago, but I've only written a total of 57 posts. That comes out to less than two per month.
I realize now that part of the reason for this is that I'm always disappointed with the lack of response or traffic when I am posting often. Getting feedback on your ideas is exciting, but expecting feedback and then not receiving it can be really discouraging.
So I've decided to make a New Year's resolution regarding blogging. I'm going to post consistently and I'm not going to care if anyone ever sees it.
I'm going to have only one goal: learn to express my views on design intelligently and succinctly.
I'll measure success by looking back at my posts every few months to see if they still seem to have value. If they do, I'll be on the way to accomplishing the goal. If not, I'll try to examine what I don't like about them and work toward fixing it.
I'm not going to discourage or avoid feedback -- if you're reading this, feel free to comment, retweet, etc -- but I'm not going to measure the success or failure of the endeavor based on the number of pageviews I get.