Getting started

I’ve decided to start a blog. Not only that, I’ve decided to commit to posting daily for the next year. That’s right, I’m going to post every day until October 9, 2020.

Why did I decide to do this? I’ve come across the suggestion a few times in the past. Most recently, I listened to The Tim Ferris Show with Seth Godin which peaked my interest again. As I pondered wether or not I should commit to a daily blog practice I found that I started to notice things. I was becoming more present in my daily life. This appealed to me as mindfulness is something I’ve been working on over the past few years.

Further reading on Seth’s Blog helped me realize a few additional points.

First, it doesn’t matter if anyone reads this! My daily blogging practice is for me, to bring clarity to my thinking and help me become more present as I move through my day. If I’m able to provide value to anyone reading this it is an added bonus.

Second, in order to commit to the habit Seth points out that it takes around 200 posts for people to uniformly report that they were happy with their decision. Since I want to make sure I hit this threshold for myself, I’ve committed to one full year of writing.

Well. Let’s see what happens.