Why you should blog, daily?
Whether you are a content creator or not. This question disguised advice is something that applies to every human being who would enjoy an exercise in mental stretching, sharpening your thinking, observation, and constant curiosity stimulation while creating value to the world.
Since I’ve started regularly sharing from Twitter, to Path, to Snapchat, and Instagram, on and off, I’ve always been hesitant. Why do I prefer writing in my private diaries over the sharing publicly? Yes, it’s safe. Yes, It’s private. But also, it will be easy to hide from stretching your mental muscles and challenge your thinking, especially when the ego is involved in the game.
Of course, it doesn’t have to be a public blog under your real-name per se, but the concept of it. The idea of sharing thoughts or observations frequently with other humans. It could be under a nick-name, or to a closed community. Having it documented, written, or else, is a practical way to reflect on it, while easing the possibility to share its value.
I’ll leave you to listen to these words directly from Seth Godin on the Tim Ferris Show.
“Everyone should blog, even if it’s not under their own name, every single day. If you are in public, making predictions and noticing things, your life gets better because you will find a discipline that can’t help but benefit you. If you want to do it in a diary, that’s fine, but the problem with diaries is because they’re private, you can start hiding. In public, in this blog, there it is! Six weeks ago you said this, twelve weeks ago you said that. Are you able every day to say one thing that’s new that you’re willing to stand behind? I just think that’s a huge, wonderful practice.” #
And may this inspire you to start something today – and observe where this journey will take you to.