1,000 blog posts

I just noticed as I was about to hit ‘new post’ to write today’s blog that I have published 1,000 blog posts as of yesterday.

So what? you could say. Well, you’d be right, no one else really cares about these things and a number, no matter it’s size, on its own is not the thing that matters. Big numbers are not always better than smaller numbers.

I didn’t share that fact to say ‘look at me, I’m amazing’, OK partly I might have done! I did it to remind myself that when I started this blog site and if someone would have said to me ‘Philip, write 1,000 blogs in 3 years’ I would have laughed.

It is a reminder to me and perhaps, only perhaps, an inspiration to others, that with some small daily commitment of time you can achieve a great deal if you stick with something.

Again, it is not just the 1,000 posts, it is all that it has brought to me. I am a better writer, not just in content, but speed and accuracy. It has connected me with people, it has been a commitment that I have been able to transfer that skill to other areas, building things slowly and sustainably. It has enabled me to be better a creating other content too.

It has become a habit and once they are formed habits are hard to break good or bad.

The thing is, we can all do these things, we are no more or less special than anyone else. What we choose to practice often enough is what we create and become even better at.

2 years of continuous daily blogging and one big lesson.

Yesterday’s blog was my 730th blog in a row. Wow, two years of continuous daily blogs.

This is what I wrote last year, after a year, on the 19 things I had learnt – click here.

The 19 things that I had learnt in the 1st year still remain true.

This year I have learnt one more BIG thing to add to the list.

By blogging every day, it enables me to talk to myself each day and share it. That is powerful.

Hitting publish makes it public and that is great for bravery and accountability and it is scary at times too. But fear is good, it is a motivator and an inspiration.

I feel the good pressure of trying to apply my own advice and trying to live by what I say and that is a hard but a very worthwhile challenge to have in life.

Do I succeed every day? Well, perhaps that is for others to answer, but I know that I don’t every day. However, it is getting even better as the days pass.

Progress is all that we can ask for in life and it is as always the tiny steps and being compassionate to yourself that matter. It is at our own pace and choice.

So in my head, I can say to myself ‘well done Philip’ and give myself a pat on the back.

Now for year 3 and thanks to all of you who take time to read my blogs.