I recently watched Seth Godin, in an interview where he highlighted the importance of blogging. Daily. Yup, I know…
Now, one of my overall and somewhat vague goals for 2018 was to “Blog more“. At the beginning of the year, I kind of had a bit of an idea as to why I wanted to publish more blogs and as the months rolled out, more and more reasons pilled up and this in this interview, Seth Godin mentioned that blogging is one of top 5 best career decisions he ever made. He went on to say:
“Even if no one read it. I would blog every day, I think everyone should do so.” – Seth Godin
The thinking behind this is that if we blog every day, we are naturally placed in a position where we will form opinions, thoughts and “thoughtful examination of (our) World. You can’t help but get better at whatever it is you seek to do.”
My initial reason for wanting to blog (do) more in 2018 was to become better at writing. I write every single day as a Customer Support Engineer at Paid Memberships Pro and at the moment blog weekly or even bi-weekly for PMPro (see some blogs I have recently written here), so the importance of effective written communication has certainly moved up on my skills-to-improve priority list 🙂
I am also a notoriously lazy editor and a poor speller – another great TWO reasons to blog more.
But like, daily. That’s a bit hectic. Isn’t it?
Truth be told, I can already tell you that although one of my ‘mentors from afar’ encourages daily blogging, I just don’t see myself committing to daily blogging.
Regular blogging, sure. (By the way a friend of mine Dwain, wrote a blog post on “How to Blog Regularly – Here”)
In addition to blogging more, I have also revved up my reading list and have started keeping a
daily ‘regular’ journal and am chipping away at creating habit creation.
Some reasons why you (and I) should blog more.
- Improved written English communication skills. Tip – use and learn from Grammarly
- Leave a thought trail – in some ways, it is much like journalling which helps bring clarity to your thoughts.
- Improves trustworthiness. You are taking a leap and opening yourself up to others. This can have an amazing effect (or is it affect – my nemesis) on peoples view of you.
- A thoughtful examination of our world will lead to improvement and progression in that which we seek to become good at.
If not now, when? If not you, who?
A great quote that comes to mind every now and again. It reminds me that ideas are nice but ideas with action are much, much better.
So this is me, doing more, by blogging more. Even if no one reads it 🙂