Hitting 200 daily blog posts has made me think - what have I learned? What has daily blogging done for me? What have the challenges been?
The first thing that springs to mind is people questioning it, my why and my how.
For example, being asked why I don't use hashtags as that's the 'known way' of attracting clients on social media. Or being asked if daily isn't a bit much. Or asked how I find inspiration or time.
I can answer all of these questions with ease and it's not that I want to encourage people to not ask questions if they're curious but it makes me think how often we do things because it's the 'known way', the 'right way' according to 'experts', or otherwise compromise, change or limit ourselves based on other people's opinions, questions or the general consensus in society.
I blog daily because it's a good practice for me both as a writer and as an observer of things to question. I don't use hashtags because they bore me and I'm not writing to gain followers, I'm writing for other reasons, personal to me and my business plan (which isn't conventional). I show up in my business (and my private life) in a way that gives me joy, the joy inspires me and motivates me and this will hopefully attract the kind of attention I'm seeking.
But looking at your life - private or otherwise - what do you do because it's the 'done thing' to do and how does that impact your motivation? Does it inspire you when you're following other people's advice rather than your heart? Do you follow the joy or a conformist path? Do you get confused which direction to take or how to show up because you're listening to everyone else but yourself?
Your life, your choice!
This is a daily, micro-blog, taking less than 2 minutes to read, offering you insights into how presumptions, beliefs and stories shape our lives and worldview, for better or worse.