The first 1,000 are the most difficult

Just read this article by Seth Godin and had to check how many posts I have written myself. 773 actually, meaning it is still hard for me to write, 227 to go.

It is a useful and quite fun activity, blogging on a regular basis. It challenges you and it is a good way to reflect over things you’ve read, heard or experienced. And it is true that it doesn’t matter if people read this or not, even though I do sometimes read the stats with great interest.

For years, I’ve been explaining to people that daily blogging is an extraordinarily useful habit. Even if no one reads your blog, the act of writing it is clarifying, motivating and (eventually) fun.

What I’ve found is this–after people get to posting #200 or beyond, they uniformly report that they’re glad they did it. Give it a try for three or four months and see what happens… Seth Godin

Writing lesson plans is also a very good idea if you are a teacher. That way you can easily find previous lesson plans and quickly change the content to suit your new class or recent events. When I first started writing my blog I posted perhaps 3-4 posts a month. Now I try at least one every second day. When I get a comment back is when it is the most rewarding, but it is more as a challenge to me that I do this. And it reminds me about another post by Seth Godin ; The magnetic generosity of the network effect.  If you have a good idea, a plan that works or insight in areas of interest, sharing is powerful.

An idea shared is more powerful than one that’s hidden. A technology standard outperforms a proprietary one. A community is stronger than divided individuals ever could be.

When you give away your work by building the network, you’re not giving it away at all.

You’re building trust, authority and a positive cycle of better. .. Seth Godin


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