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Create to Create

Art begets art.

Creation creates more creation.

I’m learning that as I get on a regular routine of creation, or practice, I tend to want to create more. I’m developing confidence that I can create. I am a creator. Look, I do it every day. Oh, you want something else created? I can do that.

Of course, that’s my mind speaking to itself. When you’re doing it a bunch, and often, you know you can do it. And you can do more.

This is the real value of the practice.

Create, so you can create more.

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How to be prolific

It’s true. You can have a blog and write every day and no one will see it.

You actually have to tell people about it. You have to advertise. But only if you want people to see it.

I’m not sure I’m there yet.

I do like people seeing my stuff and commenting and me being able to interact with them, but you know what it is? I don’t think this is good enough.

And that’s the Resistance talking.

This is just my scratch pad, my practice space. I’m not trying to be super wise, solve someone’s problem, be entertaining or interesting. I’m just writing, or talking something. Anything. Just so I can practice doing it every day.

Maybe someone will see it. Or maybe I’ll be brave enough to tell someone about it. Or maybe once I get the every day habit down, I’ll start a different one.

Or a bunch of them.

I could literally have 7 different blogs where I post once a week on each one by writing every day.

That actually sounds fun.

That would be being prolific.

But it would need to be seven different topics.

Well, watch out.

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Ping Pong Post

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Connections Matter

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Calling it in

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I almost forgot

If you don’t have a trigger, you won’t do it.

A trigger is something you can connect your new habit to. If you already do something every day, then to start a new daily habit you can connect it to your existing habits. Whenever I do this thing, I’ll do this new thing right after it (or before).

So, I haven’t had a trigger for blogging every day. I was just going off of pure will and memory. Which is a weak strategy (especially for me.)

It kind of feels like midnight is my trigger. I have to get everything done before midnight. But that’s no good.

I started connecting my 750 words habit to the end of my workday. As soon as I finish work, I get to write.

I was sort of connecting my blog posting to my 750 word writing, but not really. If you’re working on a new habit it’s probably not a good idea to connect another habit to it, if you’re not consistent. But actually, I’m on a great streak for writing 750 words each day – 17 days in a row!

So, we’ll see what happens. It’s fun to keep up your streaks. Make it a personal challenge.

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No Boundaries

It’s kind of fun to write when you don’t have any boundaries. I can write whatever I want here. There’s no common theme, no subject I have to go deep into. No rails to keep me on track.

Then again, there’s no theme, no subject to learn, and no rails to keep me on track. Which means it’s probably not very interesting to read.

And there’s the rub. Constraints make us better. They make us more creative and more focused.

But, let me remind you, if you couldn’t tell from my last 3 posts. My goal here isn’t to be interesting… yet. It’s to post every day.

That’s my one constraint.

And if it happens to be interesting to you sometimes. Bonus!

Thanks for reading.

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A Try

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The Habit

Every day?

Do I really want to post every day?

I don’t know if ‘want’ is the right word. It’s more about the fact that writing or posting every day is the work of a professional. That doesn’t mean it’s the best or most professional product or output every day, but it’s the Practice that is the goal. So, I want to be a professional.

Creating something for the market to interact with every day is the work of a pro. And by doing it, I’ll get better.

Is it really that hard? It doesn’t have to be long or complicated. Something short takes effort too. But, it’s not the output that counts for me right now, it’s the habit.

So don’t judge.

This is for me right now. Excellent output will come later.

Baby steps.

Every day?

Yes!