Because my muscle for articulating ideas is weak. This is my daily workout, and publishing it online creates the stakes for me to show up everyday.
These posts are not high quality but I know 6 months from now it will be better. At first I wanted to promote this blog because of how proud I was for being so consistent, but again, that’s not the point.
It’s really about the practice of writing for me, so much so that I don’t really want to promote it anymore. I’ll link it in my about section for it, but it won’t be on the main navigation.
This is also an invitation to unsubscribe from this blog if you are one of the few generous subscribers. If you enjoy reading my raw thoughts, then God bless your heart, but if this is just too much noise, please shut it off.
Building in public is an important principle for me, and this blog is my gym where I work out ideas before I share them on social media or build up to a longer essay.
In other words, I want to be Austin Kleon when I grow up. He’s been publishing on his blog for 15 years. On his ten year anniversary he wrote this:
“One little blog post is nothing on its own, but publish a thousand blog posts over a decade, and it turns into your life’s work. This blog has been my sketchbook, my studio, my gallery, my storefront, and my salon. Absolutely everything good that has happened in my career can be traced back in some way to this blog. My books, my art shows, my speaking gigs, some of my best friendships—they all exist because I have my own little piece of turf on the Internet.”