Blah, blah, blah, right?
The Internet’s only Five-a-Day Blogger”…..
It started as a 100-day challenge to become a better writer, after a Father told his young son, “If you want to be a better reader, you should read a lot.”
So what happens yesterday? Not five daily blogs, but eight.
Recently, had a discussion and we talked about the future of books:
- Books will be relics on display in Museums
- eBooks will dominate
- Kindle will destroy the publishing industry
- The publishing industry will watch it happen
- Librarians will lose their jobs
- Unless they become Cybrarians
- There were 177,000 books published last year
- People think it’s hard to write a book
- Authors think their book will sell many copies
- Barnes & Noble will go out of business eventually
- People get ready (Bob Marley reference)
“Books” will be written one day at a time. In public, for the public.
Books will be free. Writers will be poor. And writers will come to realize that there are far too many choices.
A whole new paradigm is being created.
One page per day, almost like reality TV. People will read blogs, and over time, they will have “read a book” and not even know it.
Eventually, this new paradigm will give way to the next.
Some will say, “Finally, 2009 is over.”
Some will say, “Finally, 2010 is here.”
Some may say both.
Where would you put yourself?
It seems, time and time again, it all comes down to attitude.
Many great thinkers, game changers some call them, have had to deal with ridicule and doubt most of their lives.
There comes a point, however, when something clicks, something comes together and others finally embrace their crazy notions:
There is one significant difference between the people who make the list and those that don’t.
We are never so poor we don’t have something to give.
We are never so rich we don’t have something to receive.
Ever thought about that?
For me, not too much, until our Priest shared it on Sunday. But I wrote it down, it was that powerful, in that moment.
Later, it hit me. It reminds me of who we are as human beings.
And then, humbly, it helped me process why writing five-a-day daily blogs is now an important part of my life.
Are you doing all you can?
… continued from yesterday.
So that’s what happened, mostly, I wrote five blogs daily, for 100 days. Started late February or so and by June 1, the goal was accomplished.
Whew. It was hard some mornings. Easy other mornings. At the end, I was counting every day.
On the 101st day, I scaled back to three-a-day for the next week. The two I didn’t write in were the two that had the fewest visits. Made sense, right?
Guess what? They made a difference in the big picture, meaning that overall web site stats went down more than you might have thought they would.
The solution? Start back up writing five-a-day.
Could I do it?
Should I do it?
Was it worth it?
Would anyone even care?
Well, I did it.
And have never stopped. It’s been ten months and 1,500 blog posts later.
Okay, so this begs a question no one has asked yet. “Why did you create five blogs in the first place, knowing that you’d never be writing in all five everyday anyway?”