512 DaysThe other day I passed 512. 512 days of publishing at least one blog post — in a row. I have missed zero days.
The other day I passed 512. 512 days of publishing at least one blog post — in a row. I have missed zero days.
Quite the journey it has been. In retrospect, the reality of what I have been able to do (posting literally hundreds and hundreds and hundreds) is actually very simple and tactical. I wake up. Stare at a blank screen. Type a bunch of words. Hit publish.
There is no magic there. It is all about consistency.
I am far from excellent at this writing thing, but I think I must be in the top 1 percent for consistency. Is that worth anything?
It really depends on who you ask. Some people tell me that me writing every day is stupid. It is a waste of time. No one reads it. Why are you doing this?
Others admire the consistency and are amazed by how long I’ve kept up with it.
How should I interpret this validation? Should I look to the haters and ignore? Should I take in the praise?
The answer I have found is to be humble, say thank you, learn, be open, and keep onward.
There are many ups and downs with any long journey. There are no shortcuts — really — just different paths you can take. People will tell you one is better than the other. The answer is that it is up to you.
No one will hit publish for you. It is your life. Just start.
Originally published at gonen.blog.
Exported from Medium on February 17, 2018.