This will be a little bit more of a journal entry than my normal blog articles are… because frankly, I’m tired of blogging. Now mind you, if you get something out of reading my posts – I’d love to hear about it, I never know if anyone really is paying attention for the sake of my perspective.
I’m 70 days into blogging every day.
How do I really benefit from blogging every day?
While I know that more content and better content leads to greater search visibility (organic search traffic is up,) but that’s not quite enough to push out a blog article out and stay motivated for the long haul. I’ve been encouraged by my mentors, hehe what I really mean by that is the Podcasts I listen to – particularly SeanWes Podcast and #AskGaryVee that writing is particularly important for growing your ability to speak articulately and from Gary that creating and pushing, and hustling matter. Connecting and sharing are the motif’s that help keep me going when blogging.
So on the surface I can identify a few benefits I’ve noticed:
- Occasional props from people on social media
- More people seem to be reaching out for services
- More people seem to be reaching out for advice or to be part of what I’m doing
- I feel as though I’ve expanded my ability to speak well and succinctly about the topics I’ve written about.
Because I’ve chewed through ideas in writing – I have considered different sides of arguments, and different ways of doing things. I’ve started to prioritize value in what I’m sharing with the world, and I get to carefully consider whether people are going to care about a subject or not. I’ve started to get better at recognizing if people will care – and sometimes I heed those preferences, and sometimes I write articles I really care about but others might not.
I’m getting better at not filtering my ideas and pouring out things that may not make me look amazing, but are real
The benefits of having a full work queue and feeling secure in the value I bring, has allowed me to wax poetic and be a little more blunt with the things I’m writing without fear of destitution. Having enough work has not always been a luxury I’ve had, but I do think it can help someone be bolder in the area of sharing opinions in certain cases. The truth is when someone tells a story and leaves in some weirdness that shows humanity, I’m enthralled. I’m more interested in hearing about people’s lives when they aren’t editing it down to just the clean parts.
I want to hear stories, moles and all.
For me, I started this venture of writing a blog post every day because I can’t not create. It’s an addiction to creating things on a regular basis, and I think a hunger for attention and connection. It’s part of what makes me human. Writing when I don’t feel like it is uncomfortable sometimes, but so is not creating, so I make a habit of doing the uncomfortable thing that seems to be more constructive.