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✍🏼I’ve been writing everyday for 30 days. I never expected such an impact. Here’s what happened.
Actually, I've written for 30 days minus 3 days spread throughout the time which I dedicated to caring about my mental health (resting and recharging).
🎯So what did CHANGE?
1/ I put myself out there, and it resonated
I started writing with some anxiety, knowing how social media can be.
The greatest gifts were the direct messages, conversations, retweets, sharing kind words and contributing to the essays.
It gives me great pleasure to put something into the world and change it for the better in a small way. One post at a time.
Knowing that happened gave me the power to persevere.
2/ It helped to structure my thoughts
I got much better at clearly saying what I want to convey, generating ideas on what to write, and keeping it clean and, based on your feedback, valuable.
This helps me not only on social media but also when communicating via e-mails or Slack.
It also gives me a repository of knowledge that I can easily share with others who may need it, and most of it is timeless.
3/ I found inspiration overrated
I gathered rough ideas (topics) throughout the day.
I learned to deliver whether I felt any of the topics that day or not.
All in, roughly, same time and place to reduce complexity.
4/ I started striving for good enough
I've seen that, at times, the perfectionist in me could have been more helpful.
I tried to keep the writing within 1 hour in one sitting, plus a 15 min error check. Good enough. That's it. Then I just posted.
5/ I never knew what was going to resonate
Towards some essays, I put in a ton of work, and they didn't click. Others went viral, although I wasn't expecting that.
I started detaching myself from the reactions in terms of value. If I found something I cared about I just wrote.
6/ I entered the attention economy
In this economy, there is a lot of noise. Everyone is trying to capture others' attention.
I started to be in this business too. That said, most importantly, I wanted to deliver on the promise I made initially.
I hope you felt that.
🔮 What's NEXT
#1 Deep Work workshop 🐋
I plan to run a workshop combining my knowledge from deep work, neuroscience and psychology.
I based it on a ton of literature and my own research. I've done two dry-runs, and they were well received.
Let me know if that might be of your interest!
#2 Substack 📩
I will polish the Substack experience and try to build an audience there, as it gives me more freedom, flexibility and length. I also don't need to fight with algorithms all the time.
That said, I will continue sharing on socials as it gives a better reach.
#3 Writing rhythm 🕺🏼
Writing every day is hard. It sometimes was too much for me thus, I will write less often going forward.
Some topics I shared were heavy and needed time to be digested. Publishing yet another one did not help.
Thank you for reading till the end and for your support along the way. It means a lot. Now, time for some rest.
I'll be back. 🦾