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No. 118 / Why I blog

I started this blog as sort of a daily practice.

Over the last 10 years, I have developed the habit of writing in my journal. I have written in it every day, sometimes multiple times a day. It’s my therapy. It helps me think and begin to understand what’s happening inside my head. 

About 6 months ago, I was reading through those journals and realized that I didn’t write much about what was going on in my life. I didn’t write about the weather, who I saw, what I did, or what I was up to. I wrote down my goals, my thoughts, ideas, and aspirations. A vast majority of my journal entries are basic observations. Things I’ve noticed, and things to make myself think and improve in different ways. 

Meditations, if you will.  

That’s when I decided to share those entries with the world. I still write in my journal almost every day (it’s how I set goals and track my progress with my personal, spiritual, and professional development), but now I share my observations and things I learn about life, personal growth, and business on this blog. 

And honestly, I can’t think of any reasons NOT to blog. I don’t know why people and organizations WOULDN’T invest in their blog. It’s a generous practice. A very worthwhile one, too. 

Now that I have committed to this daily practice, I pay attention to the world around me for something to write about. I notice new and interesting things every day because I am looking for them. It wakes me up in the middle of the night demanding my attention. It has me reading and learning more so that I can make it better.

Starting this blog and keeping it going on a daily basis has been one of the best things I’ve done for my career up to this point in my life. It has opened up different and exciting opportunities. It has been a valuable proving ground for other projects I’m working on. It’s given me the chance to make predictions, state my opinion, and speak up. 

But, most importantly, I hope you find something helpful contained in these posts. Something small or large you can take with you to help you on your journey. Because it’s you I think about when I write. Your jobs, careers, development, struggles, habits, interests, and aspirations. That’s always been my goal for this blog; to inspire, teach, and guide. It’s my labor of love. 

I would write this blog even if no one read it. But I am grateful for you stopping by from time to time to see what I have to say.