I just got myself unstuck this week. My blog has been limping along at the sluggish pace of one post per week for the last few months. My good friend Minling forced me to step up my game. She’s been putting up a blog post every single day since the first of the year. She took away my excuses.
Minling’s approach is simple: focus on joy. Her theme is called “365 Days of Joy.” I’ve started to appreciate the power and simplicity of her approach. I then asked myself: how could I do something like this?
My biggest challenge with blogging has always come down to selecting topics for my posts. I’ve struggled to pick things to write about that relate to my areas of expertise. I’ve held back from blogging about a lot of different things, for fear that a range of topics too diverse would confuse people about who I am and what I do.
Minling doesn’t seem to have that problem. She blogs on a broad range of subjects, but reading her posts on a daily basis hasn’t confused me a bit about who she is. In fact, I feel like I have a much clearer picture of her personal brand than I did before.
Today, as I type this blog post, I’m putting together a seven blog posts, to be posted every day this week. I’m asking myself: what would it take to get into a steady rhythm of blogging every day? What would it take to do this naturally, without having to force anything? What would it take to align the rest of my life around a practice like this?
Some people are called to play football. Some people are called to make oil paintings. Some are called to decorate homes. I’m called to write.
What are you called to do? Have you run into challenges integrating your true calling fully into your life? Share your experience here.