I was listening to episode 747 of the $100MBA podcast yesterday, which by the way is an excellent business podcast which I highly recommend. The episode was a about a writing challenge in which Omar Zenhom challenged the listeners to write one blog post a day for the next 21 days. Actually, it works out to less than that because the challenge is five days a week.
As I was listening, I figured this sounds like a great idea!
Writing to me has always been the most dreaded part of this business. I have never felt comfortable with my writing skills and never liked the way my writing flows. They say it takes 21 days to form a habit which is why Omar chose 21 as the magic number. At first this sounded impossible for me to write every single day, but then I started to break it down.
A blog post takes me an hour or so to write, that is not a lot of time to dedicate to my business. Omar’s challenge is for 21 days which is only 3 weeks, that's only 15 articles. After breaking it down, it no longer seemed impossible, it actually seems quite doable.
I then thought of all the benefits this challenge would bring:
- Improved writing skills: As we all know that mastery comes with repetition. I mentioned before that writing is one of my weaknesses.
- Improved communication skills: This will force me to express myself. I feel that I have quite a bit to say but yet always have a hard time expressing it. I guess that is the challenge of being an introvert!
- Increased traffic: This is a new blog and what better way to generate traffic than to add new content every day. SEO is not what it used to be, generating traffic requires good and original content.
- The best benefit of all is that I get to give my readers what they deserve. If you are reading this, chances are you are in search of a better lifestyle. Posting a new article every day will give my readers the opportunity to learn something new every day. What's better than that?
Well there you have it. I am publicly declaring that I will be posting to this blog 5 days a week for the next 3 weeks. I am very excited about it and hope I could provide you interesting and educational information that will help you as you find your way in business and in life. I hope you will join me in this journey and please let me know what you think.
By the way here is a link to the podcast episode I mentioned above:
MBA747 Take The Writing Challenge & See Your Traffic Grow