2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Days
My Inc.com post Saturday, “2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days,” began
2,461 Blog Posts in 2,191 Consecutive Days
What I learned in six years posting daily
On January 29, 2011 I wrote the first blog post of an unbroken streak. Today finishes the sixth year.
Tomorrow I’ll start year 7.
Here’s the blog: www.JoshuaSpodek.com, and here is an archive of all the posts. Here’s a picture of the blog header, with me swimming across the Hudson River, which I blogged about.
EDIT: Coincidentally, after writing this post, Glenn Leibowitz’s podcast, Write With Impact, posted its interview, “Joshua Spodek’s Strategy for Developing a Daily Writing Habit,” which covered similar ground as this article. I recommend listening to it.
- 2,191 days
- 2,461 posts (I wrote more than one post per day sometimes)
I estimate about 2 hours writing time and 1,000 words per post, or
- 4,922 hours, or 205 days, spent writing
- 2,461,000 words
If you care about the 10,000 hour rule, I’m about halfway there.
What’s the point?
Why write daily? My top reasons, in increasing order of importance, are
- Improving my writing and thinking
- Developing discipline and diligence
- Knowing my values and acting on them
- Learning skills
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