That's probably one of the questions I get asked the most.
And the truth is that you just can't write every single day...
No one can write every single day.
At least not right away.
I think when you start by saying “I want to write every single day” it just doesn't work.
Because there's no real beginning.
And no real end.
And when you can't measure something, when there's no real beginning or end, when you can't even visualize it or how long it might take you, then it's pretty much impossible to get started.
It's just too big.
So I can't really tell you how to write every single day.
But I can tell you how I did it...
I can tell you how I manage to write every single day.
How I was able to write and publish one blog post for more than 18 months now...
So when I started I didn't want to write every single day.
I just wanted to write and publish one blog post for 30 days.
And then when I was done writing and publishing one article every day for 30 days, I thought that I might never be able to write and publish one article for 30 days ever again.
I thought that I just can't possibly break the chain.
I thought that if I broke the chain now, then it would be the end.
After all, 30 days was my biggest achievement so far.
So I just kept writing.
I didn't want to break the chain.
And that's what I've now been doing since October 2015.
I wrote and published one article every day.
Some stuff was good.
Some stuff wasn't.
But when I started I didn't think about writing one blog post for that long.
And I think that's the way to go...
You've gotta break it down into steps you can actually achieve.
Into something manageable.
Something you can visualize.
Something that's hard, but not too hard.
Like 7 days for example.
And when you've passed 7 days, then try to go for 30 days.
And when you've passed those, then go for another 30 days.
And eventually at one point it might become such a huge achievement that you will never ever stop again.
Because you don't want to break the chain and risk everything you've built up.
Or maybe it'll take more time.
I don't know.
But eventually it will turn into an unbreakable cycle.
That's at least what happened to me.
But make no mistake.
It will never be easy.
Sometimes I'm still up at 1am and I don't know what to write about.
But I know I have to do it.
I just don't want to break the chain.
Because if you break the chain just once, it will never be the same again.
It will never be just once.
When you break the chain once, it will happen over and over again.
Until you stop for good.
And that's how I write every single day.
But here's another very important question to ask yourself.
Probably the most important question of them all...
"Why do you even want to write every single day?"
[Related: I stopped giving a shit a long time ago]