On 25th april 2018, I decided I would write a post a day for at least 30 days.
And For 30 days I wrote and published one article every single day.
Every article was written the day it was published (with NO exceptions).
Each morning I would wake up and have no idea what I would be writing about that day.
Somedays it was on a broken down PC On a railway platform, with a bad internet connection. Sometimes there was no time, so I stored drafts as Backups. Sometimes the mouse pointer wouldn’t work, so I would use the keyboard shortcuts I learned back in college.
Once I fell sick, a couple of times I was too tired due to overtrained muscles in my body. The website was hacked Once. There were days when there was no way to increase the PHP storage and include images or even subheadings. Once I was stranded in an unknown town with no battery, connections or friends for nearly 8 hours.
And yet, Every day I posted something.
I found that once you have decided to do something no matter what, it becomes easy.
I am not saying every article was easy to write, as there were a few days where I didn’t know what I would write. But I did know that I would write something no matter what.
Knowing that you will move forward no matter what, writer’s block or not, makes you act even when you think you have nothing to act on.
For the 30 days of blogging challenge, I did not write about writing. Many times I have seen people do some sort of writing challenge and all they write about is the writing challenge.
Example: “Well, it’s day 3 of the writing challenge. Here’s what I learned in 3 days of writing about a writing challenge.”
I did not once discuss the challenge in the words. I simply decided I would write 30 articles in 30 days and then I did.
Everything is very easy and when you believe that everything is easy, everything can be done.
When you believe things are very difficult and complicated, things become very complicated and difficult to achieve.
Writing one article per day for 30 days was not hard in the slightest. It was easy and more than that, it was fun.
I never thought I would actually enjoy writing every day but I enjoyed it immensely.
I fell in love with the challenge of waking up with nothing and having something by dinner time, even became addicted to it. And giving up that addiction is something I do not want to do.
Before my 30 days of blogging challenge, I always believed in taking my time to create the best articles I can create.
Rather than writing and publishing in the same day, I would spend as long as I needed to spend editing an article before I thought it was perfect.
Because I like to do big articles that take a long time to create, I could spend weeks in-between articles. I have even gone so long as 3 months or more between articles.
This method has always been the only way I can do the best work I’m capable of. I’m very happy with the good work I do, but I’ve never been happy with the consistency.