What Happens When You Write Online Daily for 190 Days?
I started writing daily online on December 1, 2021.
Since then, I’ve…
• Honed my niche
• Created a newsletter
• Created a video podcast
• Begun a second website
If I had to do it all over again, here are 5 things I’d do differently.
Thing #1: Don’t do what everyone else is doing.
At the time, I thought Patreon, Substack, and Revue were good ideas.
I wasted the month of December on those.
Instead, now I use Ghost to replace all three.
Thing #2: Focus on your content. And the process.
I really thought 90 days of consistency was going to give me more page views and a larger audience.
Progress didn’t come until well after day 100.
Thing #3: First, you have to commit.
One of my biggest mistakes was pouring too much time and effort into long-form content upfront!
I shouldn’t have.
If I had to do it all over again, I’d do write short pieces daily first. Because that is what unlocks:
• A sustainable writing habit
• More readability for your audience
• More free time to repurpose content faster
Thing #4: Don’t stop at writing.
I turned written content into podcasts, short-form audio, and short-form video.
Eventually, I saw video is where you gain traction.
Then, I had to figure out which kind of video would be the best use of my time.
But it took daily iteration on ideas to get me to this point.
Thing #5: Always remember this is a process.
It works out better when you approach it as a PROCESS.
Don’t pay attention to influencers.
There are no guarantees & they are getting paid to hawk stuff.
You’re not. Your ass is on the line. Not theirs. You have to figure out what works for YOU. And YOUR audience.
TL;DR: 5 things I’d do differently to achieve better content, faster.
• Don’t do what everyone else is doing.
• Focus on your content.
• Don’t stop at writing.
• Focus on the process.
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