Update: Turns out a lot of you are crazy enough to join me in this little adventure. We have a solid group forming. If you’d like to join it’s not too late, email me at David at LetsFeast.com.
Update 10/30/13: The group is growing and we moved it to a fb group, dedicated to writing every day. Whether you’re doing the challenge or just want to be a part of a strong community writing every day, join here.
I’m on day 5 now. I just didn’t want to tell you until I had some momentum.
I decided to give it a shot after reading that Fred Wilson writes every day. I figure if someone as busy as that can do it and still have such great insights, I sure can too.
Why 100? Why not. Hopefully by that point I’ll have developed the habit.
What’s the point of writing every day?
I can say with confidence that the most successful times of my career occurred when I had a steady rhythm of blogging.
1. The reflective nature of writing provides a great deal of perspective, of which I’m always in need.
2. It opens up a lot of opportunities to connect with smart people.
3. More people recognize me which creates trust in the community.
4. I come up with more ideas as I write about challenges I’m thinking through.
5. Writing is a big part of my job whether it’s content marketing, copywriting or just emails, it’s always something I’m trying to improve.
6. It feels good to hit publish.
7. There are few things that feel as good as hearing that something you wrote inspired somebody.
8. It’s a challenge and it’s helping me to become more disciplined in my work ethic.
At least those are all the reasons I’m giving myself.
I also just like writing.
I stopped writing here for a while. It was a mixture of falling out of the routine while also realizing how little I really know and feeling like I have no business giving advice. I went from the social media world where you can become an expert in the same amount of time it took you to create a twitter account and got more involved in the startup world, where I’ve felt lost more often than not. Hopefully writing will help with that.
So I won’t promise that my content will be right or wrong or even smart. I just promise to share what I’m learning, since I’m learning something that to me feels important, every day.
I also won’t promise to use proper grammar or edit my posts too much. I’m just going to write and see where it goes.
Hold me to it. I’ll be writing one post every day for 100 days.
Want to join me? (=