There is a slow (but growing) trend of people who write and publish a blog post every day. Truthfully, I wish I was one of them.
No, let me clarify: I will be one of them.
It takes a lot of discipline to show up publish every day. It’s not that writing is hard, it’s the resistance, a term coined by Steven Pressfield, that makes it hard.
Fear, uncertainty, imposter syndrome, writer’s block, and the feeling that you should be doing something more important are all forms of the resistance.
Deep inside my bones, I believe writing and publishing ideas is the best way a person can grow professionally and serve others.
And I’m not saying just write and publish ideas anywhere. I specifically mean publishing content on a platform you own (i.e. your website, not just LinkedIn or Twitter).
In my heart, my mind, and my guts, I know writing every will bring out a person’s best ideas and create the most opportunities overall.
So, I’m going to do that. I’m going to write every day. For at least a month. But, I’m going to do it with constraints.
I’m arbitrarily picking a 280-word limit for each blog post. Just like Twitter has a 280-character limit, I’m picking 280 words for each post.
This sets the bar low enough that I can’t not do it. It also forces me to be concise while giving room to explore a topic.
That’s my task. I challenge you to do the same.
Are you in for the #280words challenge? Let me know on Twitter.
P.S. This post has exactly 280 words. H/T to Seth Godin for inspiring the daily bloggers out there.