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I’m going to blog for 30 straight days.
Today, February 15, is day 1, and this is the first of 30 posts.
I’ve had this blog for a few years now but I’ve never been able to consistently create content.
There are plenty of reasons why, and here are some of them:
- I’ve been busy with other projects.
- I had a baby 9 months ago, and taking care of Maya requires a lot of time and energy.
- There are times when I felt no one is reading what I write (which may be true), so I get discouraged.
- (Insert any other reason here)
Actually, all of those are excuses, not reasons.
The real reason is that I’ve never dedicated myself enough to make blogging a habit.
With this experiment, I’m going to see if it can become a habit.
I recently listened to an episode of The Tim Ferriss Show where Seth Godin was the guest. Seth said that blogging was one of the best business decisions he has ever made, and that prompted me to start this experiment. You should definitely listen to that episode. It’s pretty amazing and really helpful.
What am I going to blog about for the next 30 days?
The posts are going to be about whatever is on my mind.
They may be about startups and my entrepreneurial journey.
Or my family and friends.
Or something random and interesting (to me) that I see that day.
These articles aren’t going to be fully though-out and researched pieces. Rather, this blog will be a journal or diary of sorts.
The posts probably won’t be the most grammatically correct, either. They probably won’t have any pretty pictures.
I don’t want perfection to get in the way of me just writing and publishing.
After 30 days, we’ll see where I stand and how I feel about blogging.
At best, I’ll continue to blog everyday.
At worst, I’ll develop a deep hatred for blogging and writing. I don’t expect that to happen, but it would suck if it did, because my livelihood depends on writing.
I hope you’ll come along for the ride with me. It should be fun. I hope.
Anyway, here goes! I’m hitting publish right now!