Over the last couple of days, I’ve seen many people share their resolution to blog everyday this year.
I personally think this is awesome! And why not? There are dozens of success stories from people committing to this challenge and seeing amazing results. Additionally, some of the most respected people within the WordPress community have found their success, in part, through a commitment to daily blogging.
It’s not you, it’s me…
So why am I committing to not reap these benefits? In my mind, this is simply a case of not putting “the cart before the horse”. When I look at those that have made the commitment to daily blogging, they are individuals with experience and wisdom. They have real value to share with the community, they’ve had time to develop deeper convictions when it comes to the tools they use on a daily basis and have well defined reasons for their convictions.
I have some experience. I’ve learned a lot over the last couple of years and feel that I have a little bit of “wisdom” as well.
Do I have enough to support a daily blog? Nope.
If I attempted to do so, the majority of my posts would be contrived, shallow and useless to the community as a whole.
So how will I fill that time?
This being said. I love the idea of bettering myself and position in life through daily commitments. So my daily commitment is to do something to better myself as well as add value to a community that has allowed me to make a living doing what I love. Here are a few somethings I plan to do:
- Blog – I guess this one is a given. Not everyday, but regularly
- Expand upon the Exodus Framework – It’s a great tool that I use everyday and I love hearing from other developers who have benefitted from it.
- Answer Forum questions on wp.org – About a month ago I started spending a little bit of my free time answering questions on the forums. It’s actually enjoyable and also gets you looking at WordPress in ways you may have never thought to before.
- Build free & premium resources – Check out my github. I’ve built some fun plugins and plan to do a lot more in 2014. It’s a great to learn and can be just as good or better at building a following online.
- Learn marketing – I’ve built a cool little system for Actors. I’ve had some great feedback so far but really need to work on marketing. This will involve an investment of time as well as money that doesn’t seem to exist right now. Looking to turn both of those around quickly in 2014.
How about you?
What are your thoughts about daily blogging and what are you committing to for 2014?