| David Gane

A Month of Blogging

At the end of September, I was listening to the 100 MBA Show and decided to take Omar Zenholm's Writing Challenge.

The gist of it was to write a blog post a day for three weeks (weekends off) to kickstart your website with content.

Although, he suggested writing only fifteen posts (taking the weekends off), but I ignored all that and wrote almost every day.

Even better, my output kicked Ang's ass into gear, and now she's posting every other day.

Since starting to write more regularly, we've written about our second year anniversary, our visits with friends, our nights out, our visits to restaurants, our trips out of province, and shared photos of walks in the neighbourhood.

So, how did it go?

During the middle of summer, we were like a leaky faucet, dripping a blog post out every few weeks. Now, the whole website is flooded with our stuff.

We used to edit each other quite a bit, but we've come to pretty much ignore that rule of thumb. Mistakes slip by and we fix 'em if we catch 'em, but it's more about creation than perfection (I definitely took Casey's approach here).

We also used to be pretty careful about what we put on here. We never talked much about writing (we noticed it on a lot of other writer's blogs) but I've definitely tossed that out the window.

And we didn't follow my plan for doing posts for very long, which I'm grateful for.

We haven't seen a big bump in the amount of people coming to the website. The two biggest things that drew a crowd were the announcement of the re-release of Along Comes a Wolfe and Ang putting a plastic bag over her head (you guys are weird). Of course, since they both have to do with our writing, I'm not complaining.

So, what did I learn?

I think if you go back and read our posts over the last month, you'll notice we have some nice deep moments of understanding but the process has made me more aware of the world around me.

I'm always on the lookout for tomorrow's post. I have my camera with me more to capture photos and I'm always thinking about what I did or learned which may make for an interesting post.

But what I like the most about this process is that has become a place for me to think.

Before I began writing daily, I often would recognize a notion I was working on in my head, but I never articulated it. However, now that I have to show up and share it with you, it becomes clearer and more defined.

Therefore, I'll likely keep doing this for a while, whether people show up or not. (Or until I get bored...we'll see.)

So, for now, I'll keep writing. Keep making more. Keep creating more. Keep sharing more.

I'll keep opening this door and having a conversation with you—and hopefully, at some point we'll hear back from you.

Stay safe.


Hey,

We'll do a big post shortly, but the new and improved Along Comes a Wolfe is now available as an e-book. Get it on Kindle, Kindle Canada, or Kobo now!
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