(I'm way too tired to figure out what sort of picture goes with this post, so here's a picture I took in the Sahara)
Okay, so maybe it's a bit of a cop out to write about writing, but it's suddenly four in the morning and I have a post to write.
Seth Godin writes every single day of the year. Some days he writes more than one. Somehow nearly every post is amazing.
Derek Sivers has a blog too. I'm a casual reader - I haven't read every post of his, but I occasionally pop by and read a few articles to get caught back up. He writes a lot about music, which isn't a topic I'm interested in, but his insight is interesting enough that I'm eager to read his stuff.
A few days ago I visited his site and saw this post about how he's going to start writing every day, like Seth Godin. He also references a great story that I've heard before as well.
As I read his post I thought, "huh, maybe I should do that as well," but didn't think too much of it.
The next day I turned on my computer, checked my e-mail, and thought, "oh yeah, Derek is updating every day. I should see what he wrote today." As soon as I noticed the effect his choice to write daily had on me as a reader, I decided to try it for myself.
So for the past five days, as you may have noticed, I've written a post every day (the one that says June 7th was really posted right before midnight). I'm going to do it for at least another nine more days, and then evaluate whether or not to keep going with it.
(By the way, I've also thought about doing the opposite... writing a mega post once a month.)
I have the feeling that it may be easier to write every day than it is to write sporadically. Momentum builds, there's no debating whether or not to write, and the blog feels more like a conversation. So let's see how things are after two weeks, I'll get your feedback, and maybe I'll keep it up.