It’s been one year since I decided to write every single day on this site.
There were a few days I missed… but two days out of 365 is a success for me.
I’ve been writing online since high school, including a crappy Geocities website in 1998, teaming up with author Thomas Jast to create Tommy|Zor from 2004 – 2009, attempts at other blogs including ProductiveGrad and TheDailyWriter and a few Lifehack articles… but this was the first attempt to write online daily.
Writing daily has forced two habits: sitting down to write and making observations about the day.
I experimented with different methods, including writing by shorthand in a journal and then transcribing into a computer, and ultimately settled on the fact that when you write, the tool doesn’t matter.
Use whatever gets the job done.
The biggest surprise was never running out of material. By forcing myself to make observations during the day, I have been able to synthesize the musings in my head and clarify my thoughts.
It’s also been a lesson in self-reflection.
This was also the reason I threw on book reviews. In reading so much, I wanted a place to put my thoughts down while the content was still fresh in my head. Based on traffic, others are also finding them helpful.
As the year progressed, the need to write every day has forced it into a habit. From the moment I wake up, I’m already thinking about what I’m going to write.
Over the year, the traffic to the site has trickled… drip by drip… as a year’s worth of content has slowly piled up.
However, I find this daily writing therapeutic and will continue. Even if nobody visits the site anymore, I’ll continue to write.
If you’ve been following along, checking in from time to time, or subscribed to my email list… thank you.
Sincerely, thank you.
In the age of information overload and constant distraction, I appreciate you’re allowing a part of your focus to see what’s happening here.
Here’s to another year!