One Year Writing: 30 Lessons Learned in 30 Days

This is the beginning of my challenge to publish 30 atomic essays in 30 days. Thanks to Dickie Bush, I’ve decided to pay 50 USD to a stranger to commit myself to do what I haven’t been able to do on my own. Thanks to the Internet.

I wrote daily for one year for a total of half a million words. Why? What did I write about? What have I learned in the process? I thought I should make a reflection on this important challenge. I’ve learned something. Mostly about myself. And I’ve also committed to leverage on the compound effect of writing daily. But if I don’t extract the essence of this herculean effort, this thing which made me suffering and proud, which made me stronger and more aware, then why would I have done it?

That’s the perfect place for 30-by-30. Writing, every day, for thirty days about what I have learned by writing for 365 days. Very meta, recursive, and fractal. But also very abstract and intangible until I won’t make sense about that experience.

Progress Update: 08 of 30

  1. The Journey is the Purpose (16 Nov 2020)
  2. Writing is Thinking (17 Nov 2020)
  3. Write a Lot to Write Well (18 Nov 2020)
  4. Creative Loneliness (19 Nov 2020)
  5. Be Less Ambitious, Be More Consistent (20 Nov 2020)
  6. Writing builds your network (21 Nov 2020)
  7. Connect ideas now (22 Nov 2020)
  8. Writing improves your memory (23 Nov 2020)

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