— Seth Godin
This quote above came from a Seth Godin blog post called Writer’s block and the drip and was the second to the last line in the post. When I read it, the thing just jumped off the page at me.
My first thought was, how profoundly true that statement is. You see, I’ve learned so much about blogs, their value, how they work and how to make them better, when five years ago I didn’t even know what one was. Now I write several myself and our company has launched over 155 blogs and currently manage just over a hundred. This email Daily Inspirations is also a blog where every post exists since the first in 2009. It is only now gaining in popularity by sheer volume of words and quotes.
In Seth’s post, he says, “a post, day after day, week after week, 400 times a year, 4000 times a decade. When you commit to writing regularly, the stakes for each thing you write go down.” He mentioned that not every post will be brilliant, but enough of them may be to leave your mark. Seth has left his mark. I receive his blog posts via email almost every day. He just published in late December, a book of a collection of six years of posts called, Whatch Gonna Do With That Duck? I just received my copy and I love the way it works as a book.
Back to the story. . . The only way a blog really works is in volume and content, or quantity along with quality. Posting often, sharing things of value, including ideas, as in building something. It grows as it is posted and as time goes on the layers help create the power of the blog. This is one place where the more, the better works as much as the better, the more. Quality often comes from practice (or just getting lucky).
Of course, Seth’s quote applies equally to other things. As an example, you don’t launch a popular business, you build one, or you don’t launch a great life, you build one. The magic bullet, if there were such a thing, would be to build, layer upon layer, moment upon moment. This applies equally to things and non-things like building relationships with people.
Let’s Go Create Some Layers And Build Something Continually New And More Valuable. And Fun!
Spread Some Joy Today–Make a list of things you want to do or accomplish. It doesn’t require a timeframe. Now, pick the three most important to you. Last, do something however insignificant it may be toward those every day. Maybe it will just be seeing yourself in the picture, or maybe you make many small steps toward it. Just do something each day. This will add to your joy, and your accomplishments.