When I went off to college – my mum told me to write to her every day. Of course – I didn’t.

She asked why not – she wrote to her mum every day. Well I said – when ever I sit down to write to you – I can’t think of anything to say.

My mom said – that is why she wrote to her mom every day. Because then – even something as trvial as what you are having for dinner is important. If you only write once a week – so much passes by that nothing is important enough. So you dont write – and the next week it is even harder.

Write every day she said.

Of course, I still didn’t, I’m a guy – she was my mom – but the lesson remains baked in the brain.

And it occurred to me tonight about blogging. I am not a blogger. I write stuff that goes onto blogs. I have hundreds of ideas and thoughts that I want to write about. Half baked ideas, pulpit beating – you name it. But I don’t. Not enough time. But then this post took me about 5 minutes to write.

I think that is the point  – it’s about how I should be thinking about all my blogs. Write – Publish. Every day – otherwise nothing will be important enough.

What do you think ?

6 thoughts on “It’s The Little Things That Count

  1. oh my. Having been struggling through my own very publicly proclaimed ‘blog every day in 2012 challenge’, I would certainly wish you or anyone else well who sets out to write and publish a blog post every day. I honestly found that I could not do that.

    • Tell me about it Alan. I don’t like posting for the sake of posting, but when you don’t post – nothing is important enough suddenly. What IS a boy to do 🙂

  2. I comprehend, John. I started blogging during the summer but never have written every day or even every week. I agree I “Should” be blogging more. Maybe not every day but certainly more often.

    • actually people should post as much or as little as they are comfortable with – it is more to do with whatever the goals are – BUT – little and often keeps a pace … good luck

  3. This is so true, John! When I was writing my book, I wrote every day. It was the most important thing in my life and everything got scheduled around my writing time, interviewing people, doing research, and collaborating with my coauthor (the wonderful and talented Brent Holloway, who is now a rising sales executive at HP.) Now, like you, I have lots of ideas and a list of things I want to write about that I never get to. No time. Is there a New year’s resolution we could consider here? 🙂

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