Good and Bad about Writing Everyday

From my personal experience of writing 75 days every single.

I’ve written one blog post every single day for 75 days. No cheating, no days off, no nothing.

Below are the 3 good and 3 bad sides of putting the thoughts out there in the form of writing everyday from my experience. (Yeah. It’s yin and yang. Good exists with bad all the time.)


Good

  1. Action: There’s no bullshit in the public. Even though I didn’t have any following initially. Writing everyday not in private made me practice what I preach. Action is what matters at the end of the day, as we all know.
  2. Organization: It’s amazing how hard it is to transform my thoughts into the language in a succinct and simple way so that others can understand and get value from it. But, it’s worth it. When I organize the messy thoughts with simple words, my head gets so clear. It’s more meditative than meditation.
  3. Discovery: I have an original idea, and start explaining that on a blank page. More often than not, I end up developing and creating new ideas on top of the original thoughts that I had beforehand in the middle of the process of writing.

Bad

  1. Non-Action: As I mentioned above, it’s no joke to write my messy and unorganized thoughts with the understandable, simple, and possibly engaging words. Sometimes, looking back on what I did during that day, all I did was writing and editing what I wrote constantly. I didn’t live my life. I just spent every hour of the day on one little piece of writing.
  2. Dis-Organization: Writing publicly everyday is a hard commitment. When you are done with writing, you are sort of finished that day. Another project of mine that I find really important is learning how to code. I always cut corners on the commitment of ‘studying how to program everyday’. And, this “cheating”, not studying this subject as hard, was such a mind fuck for me. Half-assing this gave me the guilt of not doing what I should be doing. This guilt awakened the nagging thoughts and the monkey mind inside of me.
  3. Non-discovery: It’s been amazing to see myself constantly generating new ideas to write about since I forced myself to write everyday. But, at the same time, I got to realize I don’t know and have much to talk about. I ended up writing the small reiterations of the past writings. When it’s bottled up in the brain, it feels a lot. You may think you know some, but you will realize that you know shit when you get ’em out.

I have a 2-year mandatory military service in 3 months.

Until that, my primary intention or goal is building a skill that financially and practically makes sense. Not blogging.

I decided to put blogging on the back burner for now in order for me to just focus on one thing, which is coding, for all the reasons above.

But, I can assure you I will come back, though.