I used to write on the regular.
Early mornings. Afternoons. Before going to sleep.
Stories, poems, journal entries, ramblings… it would help to get things down on paper, clear up my mind.
I’ve gotten to a point where I’ve prioritized business and neglected writing and in conjunction, mental health.
With that I’m starting a personal challenge.
I want to write a post a day for the month of October.
No limits or minimums. I just want to write. It could be a 5 minute entry, hour long vomit post, themed article… doesn’t matter.
I want to get something out and posted.
Most likely things will be centered around the reptile business I started or the beer podcast I’m working on. On to today’s brief entry.
First off, thanks to Gary Vaynerchuck for the last bit of motivation to get me to start this.
If you haven’t checked him out, you should. I consume his podcast regularly and also follow him on twitter.
Secondly, his piece that got me to start this was one of his segments about putting out content even if it isn’t perfect. He was on a rant about how even though your content may not be perfect, regardless of platform, it can still connect with somebody.
There might somebody out there looking for perfect that will never start. Your courage to post even one thing, though not perfect, may be that boost they need to begin.
On that, one of the comfort factors for me posting on my blog again has been the lack of readers.
When I was steadily posting I had a fair amount of traffic every day. I was getting to the point where I had readers and regulars that would comment as well as bloggers that would share some of my posts.
Looking at stats now, my blog is pretty empty.
I still have daily traffic and the occasional share, but for the most part there aren’t too many people reading. It makes sense. I haven’t been consistent in topic or posting for years.
The great thing is… this is my blog right? I have full control and am not bound by any structure or topics.
I was just talking to a friend and she mentioned I always feel so sure if myself.
Partially true, but to be honest putting myself out in any format terrifies the shit out of me. The reality is that I’ve forced myself to do that so many times that it’s almost a comfort zone.
When you consistently do things that frighten or intimidate you, those things eventually become your baseline.
I’m still afraid of most of things, but I know I can handle them and how to handle them.
With comfort brings new things that make me uncomfortable and new barriers I feel the need to push or break.
Over this month I’m hoping to touch on a lot of those real barriers. At the moment they’ll come in the form of business decisions, business growth and podcast expansion and probably some personal health goals.
Welp, it’s almost midnight and I have to get this first post out. I’ll be back tomorrow with something new.
P.S. Are you on Anchor? It’s like SnapChat but strictly audio. I’m not big on visual story telling yet, so for now I’ve been getting into the habit of recording audio. Check it out, find me on there!