I’ve been publishing a daily post on here since late October last year — I believe today is number 163 in a row. I’m happy with that.
However, I was careful with how I worded that sentence: I “publish” every day, but I don’t “write” every day. There’s a big difference, and it’s something I’d like to improve upon.
I explained last year why I’m posting every day (I said “writing” at the time, but that’s not really accurate), and those goals are working well so far. I mentioned Seth Godin and Chris Lema in that post, and as far as I know they’re both writing every day.
Seth has mentioned it in some of his podcasts, and Chris mentioned it in a recent tweet here:
In my case, I find ideas throughout the day, almost every day, but I often don’t have time to really think through them. Many of my posts are written over the weekend, and then slowly released throughout the coming days. As an example, I’m writing this post on April 2, but don’t plan to publish it until April 9.
For now, I’m blaming it on my schedule. Some days I find time to write, and some days I don’t. I hope to get to a place where I can consistently find time to write every single day, and we’ll see what happens.
For now, I’m quite happy that I’m at least able to press “publish” every day. Eventually, if things work out well, I’ll be able to write every day as well.
Kathryn Atkins says
That’s brilliant. Writing for a couple of days and releasing over the week. Makes great sense! Thanks for sharing your secret.
Mickey Mellen says
Batching can really help with a lot of things. With our (soon to be released?) podcast, we’re planning to discuss less time-sensitive subjects so that we can batch multiple episodes at once and be very consistent with our releases.
For blogging, though, I think there’s value literally writing every day, which I still can’t fit into my day. We’ll see if I eventually get there!