Can you muster the willpower to write for 30 days, how about 60, how about 100?
I know you can.
However, what people can do and what they choose to do don’t frequently align. So here’s an argument for why you should give writing every day a shot.
There are numerous excuses you’ve probably already thought of for why you can’t take on this challenge. You aren’t a good writer. You don’t have the time to write daily.
If writing daily for 100 days has taught me anything it would be that you are capable of far more than you estimate.
Daily writing forces you to ship something every day. A phrase I have now coined: unconditional shipping. Personally, having a daily deadline has been of tremendous value.
Like most people, I tend to be a perfectionist. I don’t want to put something out into the world that I don’t 100% love. However, this mindset often holds you back from creating.
To publish frequently doesn’t mean that you write a revolutionary or even a good piece every day, but rather that you push yourself to create and work your writing muscle.
Daily writing brings me closer to the occasional revolutionary piece than if I were to only write when I felt like I had a worthwhile idea.
The sim fact remains, you are not going to become a better writer by not writing.
If you know you have to write daily you will be on the lookout for things to write about. I’ve written about self-help, business principles, new ideas and arguments. Daily writing builds your depth of thought, argumentation skills, critical thinking, and challenges previously held beliefs.
But possibly most importantly it encourages curiosity. A unique but powerful trait.
This experience made me fall in love writing and is a monumental step in the right direction for all writers.
I’ll make you a deal.
If you were inspired and decided to take up the daily blogging challenge, for a minimum of 30 days, send me proof of completing this challenge I will send you any book of your choosing as well as some Takis.
Happy writing, Beeli.