The motivation behind publishing daily was to write daily and change the habit of checking email first thing in the morning.
30 days of daily publishing challenge helped me develop a habit of writing daily and after writing daily in January, I feel a lot better as a writer now.
Once I started to write daily, writing became part of my daily routine and it has made all the difference.
Why I Published Daily?
When I was in a job, the first thing after reaching office is we power on a computer, grab a cup of coffee and check the official email to see what are some of the important emails that need an attention.
After we are done with the official email, we move to our personal email which is often not allowed officially but doesn’t matter once in a while. I am sure all those IT people can relate to what I meant.
I left the job but the habit of checking email first thing in morning trickle along.
As I read the Tim Ferris’ 4 Hour Work Week, I realized this is the worst possible habit that a blogger and entrepreneur can have because you start your day based on what you have in your inbox and not how you want it to be.
The habit of opening email first thing in the morning was a habit of 4 years of doing a job and then 4 to 5 years of being a freelancer. So it not only needed time but more importantly needed an alternative to checking an email when I start my laptop and blogging was just a perfect answer to it.
After publishing daily for an entire month of January, it is high time now that I not only focus on the publishing daily but also on the posts that I left them as a draft.
Some topics that I selected to write in January are the ones that are shorter and doesn’t need to be as detailed as some other topics which are still kept as drafts.
To complete the challenge of publishing daily I chose topics that need less detailing over others.
So for the month of February, I will reduce to only publish 3 posts per week and follow a theme. It doesn’t mean I will not write daily but will not publish daily and allocate more time to each piece of content I write.
Apart from writing new posts, I also need to write and upgrade existing posts that may be outdated.
If you plan to write daily, you can feel exhausted and need to replenish thoughts. This means I need read more and read often.
Target is always one book per week but that has not happened for a very long time. I think I need a reading challenge now.