The greatest inertia in starting a project is taking the first initial step.
Seth Godin, best selling author, marketer and public speaker, and one of the world’s most popular bloggers, advises that it’s a great mental practice to write a blog post each day, not monthly, not weekly.
Snipets from Seth’s interview on the Unmistakable Creative Podcast:
“Your podcast will reach more people than your book will. A blog post will reach more people than a podcast.”
“Everyone should write a blog, every day, even if no one reads it. There’s countless reasons why it’s a good idea and I can’t think of one reason it’s a bad idea.”
“If you know you have to write a blog post tomorrow, something in writing, something that will be around 6 months from now, about something in the world, you will start looking for something in the world to to write about. You will seek to notice something interesting and to say something creative about it. Well, isn’t that all we’re looking for? The best practice of generously sharing what you notice about the world is exactly the antidote for your fear.”
Snipets from Seth’s post on Ruckusmaker day:
“Committing to having a point of view and scheduling a time and place to say something is almost certainly going to improve your thinking, your attitude and your trajectory.
A daily blog is one way to achieve this. Not spouting an opinion or retweeting the click of the day. Instead, outlining what you believe and explaining why.
Commit to articulating your point of view on one relevant issue, one news story, one personnel issue. Every day. Online or off, doesn’t matter. Share your taste and your perspective with someone who needs to hear it.
Speak up. Not just tomorrow, but every day.
A worthwhile habit.”
Recognising my personal time limitations, and with my goal of publishing at least one post a day, whatever length they may be, I have giving myself the liberty and permission to make mistakes and improve as I go along. So here I go. Putting it all out there.