30 in 30

Challenge: To share one blog post a day for 30 days in a row. There is no minimum or maximum on length. 

I’m doing this so that I can get in the habit of writing each day. I made a commitment to myself back in August that I would stick with this. I wouldn’t launch yet another blog (or podcast). I determined that I didn’t need a fresh start, but that I could pick up from wherever I left off. I want to get in the habit of writing and committing to doing it once a day for 30 days can help to – at least in part – develop the habit. 

I watched this YouTube video about procrastination. The guy suggested that you aim for 70% good and then move on. I don’t have any delusions about wearing perfectionist tendencies as a badge of honor. That shit is just stressful, and it adds unnecessary fear to my life. There are enough other things to be scared about. It’s a cognitive pattern I am trying to break. 

But here’s the 70% rule in action. Let’s say it takes me 10 days to make a “perfect” blog post. 10 days gives me time to read and re-read my research, write a couple drafts, and format. In one month, that means I would write 3 posts. However, if I cut that down to 7 days, I could write 4 posts in a month. 1 day – 30 posts in a month. 

In addition to being more productive, I get more experience writing. Being productive helps to build momentum and making slight improvements to each product over time means that I’d have better material, too. There are some assumptions here but you get the point. 

So this is my first post.

I have a story to illustrate the value of sticking with something, but I think I’ll save that for tomorrow. 

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