I’ll be here for the rest of the year
Heavily inspired by Patrick Rhone who, among other things, manages the Minimal Mac blog, and does the Enough Podcast, I’ve decided to post to this blog, every day, for the rest of this year. This is what Patrick decided to do some time ago, and this is now what I’ve decided as well.
So, why would one commit to such a thing? There are of course different reasons for each person, but these are my reasons:
- I really believe in getting things done. Procrastination and perfectionism are two tremendously dangerous states/traits and should be combated at all costs. Ever since I saw it, The Cult of Done Manifesto has been something that I want to live more by, and going ahead with this project is one way of getting there. Or, to put it as the late Steve Jobs: “Real Artists Ship”.
- The theme of my blog posts will vary hugely, all according to whatever I’m doing or thinking about on a given day. However, I guess that many days, I won’t spontaneously be committed to something special, meaning that I have to force myself into doing something, creating something, reading about something, or thinking about something. This will hopefully contribute towards my own personal growth, widen my horizons, as well as increase my productivity in a number of different areas.
- My native language isn’t English, it’s Swedish. Posting once a day in English should really help improving my English skills, and until China takes over the world in a couple of decades, mastering English is a powerful asset to have.
- I’d like to increase the number of readers that I have, and always creating content might be one way of doing that. Of course, the content have to be good, but I’m counting on that fixing itself once I get started.
- I want to create something that I can look back on an be proud of, as Patrick would have put it. And it makes me happy to create new content. That should really be enough on its own.
So, those are my reasons. If you are inspired to do something similar, I encourage you to try it out. Having projects that we care about and that lifts us up are never something bad.