I wanted to call this post “what I learned writing 698 blog posts”.
But then I decided to not do it.
Simply because this is something I didn't want to put into another listicle.
Even thought his might end up becoming a listicle nonetheless.
There are a few things I learned writing those 698 posts.
The first and most important thing I learned is that the only thing that really matters is that you write.
Over and over again.
And that you never stop.
That's the only thing that really matters.
If you stop reading right now, you already know enough to get started.
And then you just never stop.
Not even a single day.
But not because you will forget how to write.
You will never forget how to write once you know how to write.
And we all know how to write.
We just tend to make it more and more complicated by adding tons of words that no one really understands.
We want to sound smart.
Like we know a lot of stuff.
But writing is like riding a bicycle.
Once you know how to do it, you'll always know how to do it.
You won't unlearn it. Ever.
So the real reason why you should write every single day is another one...
Fear will always be there.
No matter how much you've already written.
No matter how many books you've already put out there.
No matter how many fans or followers you have.
If you stop writing just for a day all the fear will start to kick back in again.
It will hit you right in the face.
Every single day you don't write.
And with the fear comes doubt...
Is it really the right thing to do that I put out all of these things?
What if someone reads this who might want to hire me but not anymore now after she read this?
What if some of my friends read this and think I'm crazy and never want to talk to me ever again?
What if, what if, what if....?
And if I think about it, this is the most important thing I've learned writing 698 blog posts.
Maybe the only thing worth sharing.
If you don't do it every single day all the doubts start to kick back in.
All the fear.
And all of this other nonsense.
I learned that the only way to become fearless is to write every single day.
And then put it out there every single day.
No matter how good or bad you think it is.
No matter how many likes or views you got yesterday.
No matter how many people talked bad behind your back.
You've gotta put it out there.
Because if you don't put it out there today, you won't put it out there tomorrow either.
Or the day after tomorrow.
Or the day after that.
Until you stop putting stuff out there for good.
Today is a new day.
Today is day 1.
Just like yesterday was day 1.
Or the day before that.
Make it a good one...
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]