Yesterday I came across a blog post by David Spinks on writing 100 posts in 100 days.
My first thought was, “Wow, that is a great idea. I wish I could do that.”
Then I remembered the most important lesson I ever learned: just do it.
So now I’m doing it 🙂
Why 100 in 100?
I’ve always enjoyed writing.
One reason for this is that I grew up with a speech impediment. I used to stutter a lot as a child, and still do when I get nervous. Although I can’t always communicate clearly through speech, I can write as whatever I want.
Another reason is that writing just feels good. There is something cathartic about sitting down with your thoughts, distilling them, and putting them down to paper (or virtual paper). It is an exercise in self expression, and must be why artists love their craft.
That said, I not a good writer. And I am definitely a slow writer.
There is a reason that I rarely blog. It usually takes me a few days (sometimes up to a week) to get any post to the point where it feels publishable. And even then, I’ll make a pass after publishing and find all kinds of typos and mistakes that should be fixed.
I want to get better at writing, and this an awesome way to do it.
Embracing the suckitude.
I promise one post a day. That is it.
Some posts will be really short. Some will be wrong. Some will be pointless. And some will just plain suck.
But it is all good.
If there is one thing I fully believe in, it is the power of ritual and habit. I’ve already seen it in various areas within my life.
- Try running everyday, and see how fast you get.
- Try lifting everyday and see how strong you get.
- Try coding everyday, and see how good you get.
- Try partying everyday and see how much your alcohol tolerance increases 😉
I’ve never tried blogging everyday, but am sure it will be worth it.
Let’s see where this goes!
Here we are: post 1 of 100, complete.
See you tomorrow!
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[ Smiles ] I wish you the best of luck on that one!
Awesome. I really believe that this practice will help you write posts a lot quicker. And once you get in the routine, you’ll be churning out good content.
Glad to have you on board (=
Yup, I agree! Sometimes you just need an extra push to do what you’ve been wanting to do all along. So thanks for getting started on the 100 post challenge and sharing it. I’m greatly looking forward to how it turns out for each of us 🙂
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