On May 4, I challenged myself to write a blog post composed of at least 350 words every day. For several reasons, I want to refuel my passion in blogging and free myself from the thought that I cannot blog for my personal blogs due to several circumstances that forbid me. I want to go beyond my comfort zone. The challenge is not without hardship. I failed in three days, got back on my feet, and now on my successful 10th day of the challenge. I’m happy to share what I’ve written so far for the past nine days.
Day 1 (after failing to blog for three days) – Why I’d Failed Three Times in my Blog Challenge
I analyzed why I failed for three days in the challenge. I figured out that I have three major problems in blogging:
- Not knowing What to Write – Blogging is like running your own magazine. If you don’t have a plan, you plan to shut your magazine down from day 1.
- Laziness and Procrastination – The most deadly sin that killed countless dreams.
- Not Understanding One’s Bio Clock for Writing – You have to find that perfect time when your body has the least friction to blog. Trust me, it’s easier that way. Mine is 30 minutes after getting up from bed.
[Tweet “The most deadly sin that killed countless dreams.”]
I created a page for my social media marketing blog. It will guide readers to navigate on the website easily. I want to revive that blog for my freelance business. Last week, I received a lead inquiring about my services. That blog has so much potential. :)
Every week, I publish my life review to reflect on how I live my life. I’m happy that I finally published my first weekly review. It’s a good way to end and start my week. I suggest that you do it too. I’m working on a blog post that discusses more about this ritual. Stay tuned ;)
Day 4 – What’s on my personal blog?
I often get asked about what I blog about. It’s hard explaining all the time so I wrote something to share the general topics that I blog about. Do you have a blog? How often do you get asked about what you blog about?
[Tweet “How often do you get asked about what you blog about?”]
Day 5 – Test Lifehack: Wake up on time
I shared a lifehack on waking up time. I’ve been getting positive results in implementing the lifehack and I believe everyone who wants to wake up on time should try it. It’s effective. :)
[Tweet “Test this lifehack to get up on time http://snip.ly/DVak”]
As a freelancer and an entrepreneur, diversifying your income stream is one of the most important goals that you have to accomplish. You cannot just rely on your freelance income. This post is more like a rant lol :D
I felt that I have to create a strategy to achieve a long-term success in this challenge. I don’t want to go back to step one again. I’m on Day 10 already >_< 90 more days and it’s a win!
Day 8 – We are 300+ Strong!
I’ve thanked my 300+ unique monthly visitors for supporting what I do. I want to build genuine relationship with people who take time to read what I post here. If you’re one of them, from the bottom of my heart, thank you!
I wrote about two quantified tools that I wish I had. It’s Muse headband and FitBit Surge. I wish I had all the money to get these beauties. >_<
This is my tenth post for Day 10. Still a long way to go but I know I just have to keep holding on the things that I believe in. There’s a great journey ahead. :D
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