When I started on this back in October of 2020, I was pretty confident I’d make it through the end of that year, and even 100 in a row didn’t seem too bad. However, 500 is a different animal and I’m pleased I’ve been able to keep it up this long.
Because I don’t write fresh posts every day (I write in batches and simply publish every day), my queue ebbs and flows. I’ll have as many as 10-12 posts ready to go sometimes, and other times it gets down to just 1 or 2. When I get down that low, the root cause is usually that I haven’t been reading enough recently. Writing posts is relatively easy, and I enjoy what I learn as I write them, but I sometimes struggle coming up with new ideas to write about.
Now that I’ve made it this far, 1000 seems possible. I’m not sure if I’ll make it not, but things are going strong now and I plan to keep on running.
I’ve said it a few times now, but the longer I do this the more I’m convinced that most people should be doing the same. Folks like Seth Godin and Chris Lema continue to produce amazing content, I’m seeing other folks like Cory Miller blog more, and people such as Tim Villegas and Evan Chasteen posting very consistently on LinkedIn as well. It’s a big ask, but I strongly encourage you to give it shot and see what it does for your clarity of thought.
If you do, let me know so I can check it out and follow your work!