You may have noticed that I’ve once again picked up the daily blogging habit on here. That doesn’t necessarily mean that I’m writing every day, but I’m making sure to publish at least one post per day. Some days I’ll write 3-4 posts and save them up, and then some days I’ll write none and be thankful for the backlog.
I’ve done this before, but that was more with an eye toward search engines and growth. This time around it’s more for me and helping to sharpen my thought.
With our monthly Meetup, I often intentionally present topics that I myself am unfamiliar with but curious about — which forces me to think through them, learn more, and put together a presentation. This is similar, but on a smaller and more frequent basis.
The inspiration for this has come from two people. Both of these are people that you can ask a question to and almost always immediately get back a well-thought, deep, articulate answer. They’re amazing.
Seth Godin has written daily posts at seths.blog for many years and attributes it to much of his business success. Here’s a super short video where he explains more:
Chris Lema isn’t blogging every day right now, but has for long stretches of time and still posts quite regularly at chrislema.com. While I’ve heard Seth answer questions in videos and podcasts, I’ve seen Chris answer them live and it really is stunning; he’ll take the most basic question and give an incredibly detailed and helpful response. Here is more of why he does it and how it impacts his thinking.
My plan for now is to try to write and think more about ideas and concepts and less on widgets and products, though I’m sure I’ll do some of both. Learning about the latest features in the new iPhone is fun, and I hope to continue to dig into that kind of stuff for the rest of my life, but the idea here is to think through slightly bigger topics in a succinct manner.
I’ve believed for years that daily blogging is a good thing, similar to keeping your inbox at zero or eating healthy. Like those other good things, I’m not always as consistent as I need to be, but I know the direction I want to go.
When you’re reading this post, it might be that I’m no longer writing daily, but I certainly hope that am. If not, I’ll be back.
If you want to start your own daily blogging habit but aren’t sure where to start, this course I created will hold your hand every step of the way to get things set up and rolling.