The first 1000 blog posts are difficult…
I haven’t written about blogging for sometime. Today’s blog post from Seth Godin, an entrepreneur, an author of 18 books and a long time blogger with 7000 posts to his credit (never missed a day) reminded me to talk about my own blogging journey.
Seth has been encouraging people to blog.
“Daily blogging is an extraordinarily useful habit. Even if no one reads your blog, act of writing is clarifying, motivating and eventually fun.”
He reckons first 1000 posts are most difficult (It only takes about three years or so to get there), after that blogging becomes less strenuous and very rewarding.
He has found that after people get to posting #200 or beyond, they uniformly report that they’re glad they did it.
It will take me six months to get there but I am already finding the blogging is improving my writing, bringing clarity to my thoughts and giving me immense happiness in pursuing creativity.
If you put monetizing aside, blogging is a very powerful medium for personal development, connecting with like minded people and teaching while you learn.
There are thousands of generous bloggers who have been posting their non-commercial blogs regularly, and it’s a habit that produces magic.
I am sure you will enjoy their work like I did.