Day 30… Mission Complete

4 weeks ago, I started publishing on Medium everyday. Here’s my journey.

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Write more, care less

When I started blogging about a year ago, I did so with the intention that every post would be a masterpiece. I went above and beyond for everything I wrote. While that sounds nice, I quickly learned it’s not sustainable.

The perfectionist in me suffocated my writing process.

I would spend days, sometimes weeks, working on one post. One stinkin’ post! I was so meticulous and critical to the point where it became exhausting. I would take five steps forward, contemplate, then move back four.

Ideas are everywhere

A huge concern going into this: “What the hell am I going to write about?” Starting a post from scratch each day seemed incredibly daunting.

I learned to write about life and everyday thoughts.

I always thought it was poor public writing to share my intimate feelings. I classified it as “diary-talk” and tried to stay as far away from it as possible.

Hit or miss

This challenge definitely showed me that reactions are unpredictable. You never truly know what content is going to do well and what is going to flop. Some people like to think they know when they’ve got something good. “You can just feel it” they say.

Well… sometimes your feelings are just flat out fantasy.

I learned this on Day 19. I had that feeling. I thought this post was going to takeoff and pop! Convinced people would enjoy it, I had high projections.

Upgrade

It’s safe to say I’ve taken my writing to a new level over the past 30 days. There’s no doubt in my mind.

I’m more consistent with my output.

This challenge gives you no other option; you have to write every damn day. Whether it’s a holiday, a Sunday, or you’re just not feeling it, WRITE.

What now?

Moving forward, I see myself carrying this routine. I enjoy writing everyday. I like publishing on Medium. It’s seriously a rush!

Bored, uneducated, homeless — em dashes are my specialty. I write what I see, think, and feel. That’s it.

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