Dan Shipper (danshipper.com) and I have decided that for the month of November, we are challenging/policing ourselves to write a blog post every single day for 30 days. And we're inviting anyone to join us!
As developers, we know that after a late night of coding the last thing we really want to do is write a blog post. But we figure that blogging is a great habit to get into for tech entrepreneurs and here are just a few reasons why:
1. You learn how to communicate better.
We find that through the exercise of writing, we become better writers. And not only does that allow us to always communicate our thoughts and ideas better in writing, but we believe that it will help us do it verbally as well.
2. It forces you to think.
Coming up with creative, new, and interesting topics is not easy. But the ability to do so, is a skill we value.
3. You gain more web presence.
Not only is keeping an updated blog/site better for SEO, but if your blog is interesting and updated often, you encourage old readers to be engaged and new readers to get engaged. And the more readers you get, the more impact your posts have.
We know that "forcing" yourself to write too frequently can lead to poor content that nobody cares about, and thus doesn't actually help you at all, but we'll do our best to make sure we always stay fresh and interesting. And since there are no rewards for winning or staying on track, we hope that whoever cares to join us will also share the same mindset. After all, we are only doing this to get better. So with that in mind, if anybody would like to join us, please do!
We are keeping a list of blogs committed to this No-Blog-Sloth November Challenge here (post a link to your blog as a comment, or message us if you want to be included): http://bit.ly/30posts30daychallenge
Link to the original Hacker News Post: http://news.ycombinator.com/item?id=3176412