Today is the 30th day in a row that I’ve posted to this blog.
It’s been part of a challenge I set myself to do two things:
- Write everyday as the first thing I do when I get up in the morning. Having a child who wakes at 6am, I didn’t think I could do this. But getting up a little earlier so I can have just 15 minutes to write has worked.
- To show both my good writing and my bad writing because you never really know which is which until you hit publish.
I won’t lie. Some days I feel like I’ve phoned it in with the posts. Some have literally been an idea in 3 sentences that I’ve hastily written in the evening so I could stick to the challenge.
On other days though I’ve felt really proud of what I’ve written. And I guess that’s the point. The point is that to write your best stuff, you also have to write your worst and the point is to continue showing up everyday.
For the next 30 days I’m going to try switching it up a little. I’m going to keep writing everyday but I’m going to try spending a few days on one longer article.
I’m curious to see if I’ll enjoy that more. I’m also curious if I’ll find it harder to keep the daily writing habit up without the pressure of needing to publish and show my work everyday. That has been a really good motivator.
You can view all of the posts in the archive. Many thanks to Seth Godin for writing The Practice and inspiring me to do this.
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