I’ve been writing for a very long time, more than 35 years. Originally as an ad agency writer and creative director, although I have also written some newspaper and magazine articles. Gave up full time for freelance in 2009. I’ve also been blogging here on WordPress for 11 years, twice weekly in Huff Post and I’m writing a book.
What this blog’s proved to me is, I am probably one of the most stubborn individuals you’re ever likely to meet. Not to mention more than a bit crazy. I think you have to be to show up every single day, for a solid year, and sit in front of your computer, ready to write another blog post. Everyday for 365 days! Which you publicly committed to do.
Ready to give it your all. Even on the days you’re not in the mood. Especially on the days you’re not in the mood. Being curious as hell is my salvation, I think. When you want to know something about everything, you never run out of things to talk about. And write about.
It worked, is all I know. I did write and publish a new blog post every day for a year. And now that year’s up. It was tons of fun and, frankly, I’m a better writer for it.
Which brings me right back to why I’m still here. To keep sharing my thoughts with you — if not daily, then regularly for sure. And hopefully you will also share yours, with me.