Now that I've made it a week with blogging every day, I should probably explain why. I was re-reading a post by Austin Kleon on daily blogging. There's this one bit I found quite inspiring:
I had forgotten how wonderful blogging is as a mode of thinking. Blogging is, for me, more about discovering what I have to say, and tweeting more about having a thought, then saying it the right way. It’s also great to be able to go as long or as short as you want to go.
Writing more should help me communicate with others more effectively. Most of my communication is done via chat as I work remotely, and being able to write clear and unambiguously will be very helpful.
Austin's blog post also lead me to this nugget that summarizes Seth Godin's thoughts on daily blogging. He should know, he's been blogging daily since 2002:
Everyone should write a blog, every day, even if no one reads it. There’s countless reasons why it’s a good idea and I can’t think of one reason it’s a bad idea.
I don't need anyone's permission. I don't need to go out and promote it. I don't use any analytics. I don't have comments. It's just: this is what I noticed today and I thought I'd share it with you.
Let's see how long I can keep this going.