Today is Day 30 of my Ship 30 for 30 challenge to write and publish online every day for 30 days in a row.
In that time, I launched a blog, wrote and published 30 short essays, learned the fundamentals of digital writing, made friends, and started gaining clarity over what topics I would like to focus on.
It has been an extremely rewarding (and challenging) journey, and I am more excited than ever to keep writing online.
Here are the 3 biggest things writing and publishing consistently every day for 30 days taught me:
• Sharing My Writing Publicly Isn’t Nearly As Scary As I Thought It Would Be.
I’ve always had a healthy fear of being judged by others. I was terrified of publishing online as a result. I decided to do it anyway and made a choice to be excited instead of afraid. Broadcasting my thoughts to the world isn’t nearly as scary as I thought it would be.
• Done Is Better Than Perfect.
I’ve struggled with perfectionism my entire life, again most likely stemming from a fear of judgment and failure. After trying hard to make my first few essays perfect, I realized quickly that the amount of time perfection required was not going to be sustainable if I was going to make it 30 days. While letting go of perfectionism was tricky at first, it felt amazing once I did.
• Simple Daily Systems Are More Powerful Than Goal Setting.
I’ve wanted to launch my website and blog for a long time now. I had a solid goal and knew exactly what I wanted it to look like, but I was so overwhelmed by the amount of work it would take to make it happen that it never materialized. By creating a daily system where I wrote one article and spent a few minutes working on my website each day, I finally launched it. I’m so excited now that it is not only launched but is now well stocked with 30 pieces of original content.
Ship 30 for 30 was such a fantastic experience for me! I’m excited to keep the momentum I’ve built going. If you’re intrigued and want to learn more about it, please feel free to reach out!