This is my 50th post since WarriorDave.com launched. In celebration of this accomplishment, I’ve decided to share with you the
50 things I’ve learned in my first 50 posts.
- I am a writer.
- I have the power to inspire others.
- My words carry power and have the ability to illuminate, motivate, educate, and inspire. I will NOT waste my gift!
- Brevity has its place.
- Long posts have their place.
- I’m learning to tell the difference and when to use each.
- The extra time spent reviewing and editing is worth it.
- Headlines are KEY!
- Vulnerability in my writing has shifted the focus of the content of this site.
- People will connect with sentences and phrases that you won’t expect.
- Writing will push you out of your comfort zone. I’ve learned to enjoy it and even crave it.
- Relationships are important!
- Take blogging seriously.
- Don’t take blogging too seriously.
- There are other Warriors out there.
- My message is needed in the world.
- Writing and publishing my ebook The Warrior’s Manifesto was empowering.
- Blogging every day is not for me.
- I’m not crazy for having a blog.
- I’m not crazy for having internet friends.
- People don’t respond to an authoritative voice/direction.
- I have a brand in the term “Warrior”.
- Patience on adding subscribers and visitors.
- Not looking at Google Analytics stats frequently keeps my focus where it needs to be: my content.
- Be open to connections from anywhere and do not question them.
- Sharing my story and my monthly reviews can have the power of healing.
- Inspiration can come from anywhere.
- It’s not about having the latest and greatest technology, it’s about showing up and doing the work.
- We truly live in an amazing time of technology and tools to create epic content.
- Clearly defining my ideal audience is difficult.
- I will never write a perfect post.
- Publicly sharing your struggles can have the power to break through the blockages.
- Resting from writing and creating is essential.
- Waiting for inspiration to strike before you write is futile.
- Establishing a writing ritual/practice is important.
- If you want to create great content, you have to consume great content. Don’t stop.
- Ask for help when you’re stuck. This blogging community is amazing and they give their wisdom freely.
- Great music can do phenomenal things while you sit down to write. Thanks to Jeff Goins for suggesting the Explosions in the Sky channel on Pandora!
- People close to you will not understand why you write and blog.
- I have the strength to preserve in the face of this resistance.
- Start! That next post, that next ebook, that next project. This is the most important step.
- Ship! That next post, that next ebook, that next project. This is the 2nd most important step.
- The people who are “successful” in the blogging world are not that far removed from you and me. They also are personable and approachable. Reach out and you’ll see!
- I will get into a creative rut.
- I will get out of it if I continue to show up and do the work.
- I am a poet.
- It’s important to understand your “why”. Why you create. Why you write. Why you put the time and energy in.
- The power of attending a blogging conference was life affirming and worth the time, money, and energy spent. If you have the ability to attend a conference, DO IT!
- Interviewing other people is a unique and enlightening way to generate content for your site.
- I’m not even close to being where I want to be as a writer and a person, but I’m committed to this journey and will continue to walk it with intention and a smile on my face!
Thank you fellow Warrior for being along with me on this journey! I’m honored that you spend your precious time here and you connect with my content. You are AWESOME!
The first 50 posts have flown by and I can’t wait to continue my evolution as a blogger and writer and I’m excited to share all of that with you.
Which item(s) on the list resonated with you as something you need to learn?
I would love to hear from you, you can email me your response at dave (at) warriordave (dot) com or you can share in the comments.
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