After a month and a half of posting everyday, here are some lessons I’m learning of how to make this sustainable and more importantly enjoyable.
Write Down Every Idea
Use whatever you have in front of you (I use the app Drafts on my phone) to write down an interesting idea.
This ensures that you never have to start with a blank page. Having a bank of ideas for you to read is your own personal writing prompt. I have a folder called “Spark” in my text editor with all my ideas.
This helps you get through all the “meh” ideas until you find one you really want to write about.
Write and Edit in Batches
The secret for me in posting everyday is to write in batches throughout the week. At any given point I have 3-4 posts I’m drafting or editing. Then you schedule them for the future.
One Idea Per Post
This was the hardest thing for me with the newsletter and these posts. Before writing consistently I feared I had nothing to write about, and then I realized I had too much to say.
Blogging daily has helped me work through one thought in a clear and compelling way.
Be a Broken Record
Not even my mom or my wife has read everything I wrote and they are the ones who are legally obligated to do so.
Only person that will be annoyed in hearing the same thing again and again is myself, and that’s ok. Plus, there’s no guarantee that the one time I expressed an idea was the best expression of that idea.
Using this space as a practice as much as a place to publish is the way this becomes exciting and enjoyable.