Seth Godin wrote:
What I’ve found is this–after people get to posting #200 or beyond, they uniformly report that they’re glad they did it.“The first 1000 are the most difficult”
This is my 200th blog post and I report that I am glad I write this blog.
The beginning was difficult. It took me hours to write a post. Some days I really didn’t have any idea of what to write about, and I would start panicking in the evenings. But I always wrote something, even just a short note about a new design. And now not only is writing a lot easier but also I don’t worry about running out of ideas for posts anymore.
I don’t plan on stopping. Yes, it takes time to write all those posts. But I see many benefits:
- I got better at writing. I have a long way to go to be a good writer. But I am better at it than I was 200 blog posts ago.
- I connected with other bloggers and artists! A few people who read my blog wrote to me and it has been great chatting with them.
- I got to share my process for making and selling designs, and a few designers told me it was helpful.
- It inspired me to consider other writing-related projects like maybe writing an e-book. More on that soon.
- This blog is also a place where I promote my online apparel stores, like my Threadless and TeePublic shops, and the games that I made with my brother.
You could write a blog too. In 200 posts, you will most likely report that you are glad you did it.
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