Write One Blog Post Every Day

Write One Blog Post Every Day

This past week, I decided to write one blog post every day as a challenge to myself.

I’ve actually managed to keep up the habit for a few extra days. Here’s a look at the blogs:

January 3: Year of Action: Health Goals for 2017

January 3: Personal Goals for 2017

January 4: Key West 2016

January 5: Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 1 – Swordfish

January 5: The 4 Biggest Wastes of Time

January 6: The Best Books I Read in 2016

January 7: Thoughts on Fort Lauderdale

January 8: Edmonton in January

January 9: Experiences Over Things: Colorado Ski Trip

January 10: Justin & Amanda Learn to Cook: Meal 2 – Honey Mustard Pork Tenderloin

January 10: VICELAND is Awesome

January 11: Self Help vs. Self Made

That’s 12 blogs in 9 days.

Basically, I set no boundaries on myself. No blog was too long or too short, no topic too boring or too serious. I just focused on getting words out every single day. Many of these I literally punched out on the WordPress app on my phone, which makes it really easy to publish quickly.

This blog has never been for any audience. It’s for me. I use it to bolster and stimulate my creativity, to test myself with challenges like this one, and to remember past experiences I’ve had. Hopefully some day from now, I’ll be able to look back on trips I’ve taken and thoughts I’ve had and be transported back to when I wrote the blogs.

I’m going to continue this practice. I’d like to write a blog every single day for 2017, and hopefully, build up a big bank of content. Not for anyone to read, but to do the things I highlighted above. I truly believe in the creative process, which I wrote about for Fast Company here. For those who didn’t click the link, point number 4 highlights “writing without purpose.” Julia Cameron, the poet, screenwriter, creativity coach, and well-known author of the classic The Artist’s Way, says writing without intention helps “clear the psychic debris standing between us and the day ahead,” giving space to be creative.

I can attest to this. It works. Almost every day over this past 9 days, I’ve been able to write several creative articles for my business, Cave Social, and our clients. The blogging here helps.

Give it a shot. This was an A+ challenge for me, and I’m going to keep going and incorporate it into my daily routine.

My next challenge: run one mile every day for 7 days. I’m trying to do this every day this year as well, with a few exceptions of course similar to my blogging challenge. So far I’ve managed to put together 3 days in a row, so I’ll write about that soon.


3 thoughts on “Write One Blog Post Every Day”

  • 1
    Dave Anthony on January 13, 2017 Reply

    I have been doing the same thing for the past month and half. As I wrote here in this article: https://theunschool.blog/2017/01/12/this-is-what-i-have-learned-blogging-consecutively-for-the-past-31-days/

    It is always hard at first, but practice becomes habit and you would be surprised where the inspiration comes from to write everyday. That was one of the things holding me back, but since I have started, it has been much easier than I expected. Good luck with your challenge!

    • 2
      Justin Kerby on January 13, 2017 Reply

      31 days is awesome! I figured it would be a good way to start my day after researching creativity habits for another article, and it certainly has helped. Great post on The UnSchool Dave!

      • 3
        Dave Anthony on January 14, 2017 Reply

        Thanks man. It just takes a firm commitment and drive. Its always good to start somewhere. You have some good content here, so keep it up. BTW, I think Viceland is awesome too. One Love!

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