You know that feeling when you complete a challenge?
Today is the final day of the 30 day blog challenge. When Peter came to me and asked if I wanted to participate in a 30 day blog challenge, I said yes in a heartbeat. Not because I was excited, because I knew it was going to be uncomfortable. 30 days of writing? “I can’t do that!” I told myself. When I was younger I never felt I could write.
I saw this as an opportunity to shift that. To gain experience, to fail fast and learn, and hopefully share some content which brought value to peoples lives.
Here are some tips if you want to start your own 30 day blog challenge:
Prime Yourself for Success
In a recent post I wrote about The Power of Decision. When you wake up in the morning make the decision that you are going to write today. Feel this decision with every fiber of your being. It helped by priming me to look for topics and experiences I had within a given day to blog about.
Once you’ve made that decision, it doesn’t matter what time it is, it doesn’t matter if it’s 11:55 pm you will write your blog post by 11:59 pm. Just make the decision.
Don’t Go it Alone
I had Peter as an accountability partner. We would check in every few days on each others progress. Soon after we started posting our blogs, a few other friends started participating. This was fantastic, it kept everyone motivated to stick with it. Find your school of fish. Don’t go it alone!
Write From Experience
Writing from past experience carries a lot of energy with it. I found it easier to write when the story came from direct experience as opposed to just a step by step process. Don’t worry too much about a process straight off, once you come into your own style of writing then start working on a process with a predictable outcome.
Don’t be Perfect
Where is the ONLY place perfect is found? The dictionary. It doesn’t matter how much you have to write, the content, or your grammar. Just start your blog, be consistent and through experience you will find your rhythm.
When you hear that little voice in your head that says “you’re really going to write that?” or “that’s no good”. Kindly thank him for the input and say “come back in 20 minutes”. Don’t let that inner voice of judgement dictate your creativity.
Prime yourself for success.
Don’t go it alone.
Write from your own experience.
And don’t be perfect. Where is the only place perfect is found?
Thanks everyone who read my blog over the last 30 days! I hope you loved it as much as I loved writing it.
Love you all!