What I've Learned From Nearly a Year of Publishing Daily
Publishing daily is hard.
Publishing daily in the face of self-doubt and imposter syndrome is tough.
Publishing daily when you are stressed, overwhelmed, and exhausted while wrestling those two demons feels nearly impossible.
Yet for nearly a year I’ve managed to do it.
I’ve published every day on Twitter since sometime in late January.
I’ve published a newsletter every week since then as well.
I haven’t published daily on LinkedIn but working on getting better at that.
I’ve tried templates and prompts. Take more courses and read more “how to write” articles and threads than I can remember.
And it’s still hard.
I am seven days into a 28-day challenge to write an article a day (that I’m reposting to LinkedIn and Medium).
Today’s prompt was to write about a lesson I’ve learned the hard way, and I have spent all day trying to think of one.
That’s absurd because we all learn so many things that we could fill books with all our learnings if we learned how to write them.
(Which is one reason I’m doing this challenge.)
But it speaks to how that self-doubt and imposter syndrome and stress, overwhelm, and exhaustion can keep us from making decisions, taking action, and making progress.
So I thought, maybe that’s a lesson I can write about:
What I’ve learned from nearly a year of publishing daily despite those forces that work against me.
So, here it is.
Ignore the voices in your head telling you're not good enough, and keep on publishing.
(And don't overwhelm yourself with templates and prompts.)
Even if the results don’t come quickly…or at all.
Even if it feels so hard and so painful I wonder if it’s worth it.
Even if it would be easy to skip a day.
Because I believe in the process.
I know I have value to bring to others, and if I quit, all the hard and painful lessons I’ve learned will not be able to benefit anyone else.
I know that at some point it will get easier.
That I’m getting better on the way.
And I know that at some point, things will turn in my favor and I will “find my voice” and my audience.