What I’ve learned by writing an article every day for 49 days
If you’ve been following along, you know that I decided to write an article a day for the past 7 weeks because I was less mobile due to a recent surgery.
It was both an experiment, and a personal challenge. It’s actually been more enjoyable, and more challenging than I had thought it would be.
As the experiment comes to an end, I’ve captured a few thoughts on some of the things I’ve learned in the process.
- No idea is as good on paper as it is in your head.
- You don’t fully know something until’ you are able to write it down, until’ you can say it with words.
- Publishing a post feels final, feels risky. It’s easier to keep thoughts and ideas, stories, inside where it’s safe. There’s something vulnerable about putting it out there.
- …But really it’s just the beginning of the conversation not the end, so there’s nothing to fear at all.
- Revelation/inspiration is a precious commodity, and when you get it you better capture it immediately otherwise it will grow wings and fly off.
- It’s impossible to find something that no one else has ever said. That’s OK, just say it anyways if it’s something that’s been helpful for you.
- The greatest joy was hearing from folks around the world who said something made them think.
- Deep, significant, researched writing takes more time than writing every day allows :) But that’s OK, it was a fun exercise and a few of the ideas might turn into books…after much much more work.
Although I wrote an article every day, I didn’t publish every one of them simply because I didn’t think it was publish-ready. I did publish most days.
A big shout-out to every person who read and commented or sent a message. That was the most fun part — hearing back from you. धन्यवाद, as we say “thank you” in Nepal.
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