I’ve decided to test out a new theory I recently came up with: Just write. The theory goes like this: If I write about something everyday, I’ll eventually become a better writer. (What a concept!) Perhaps someone before me came up with this theory, but I don’t really care who the came up with it. I only care that this theory is new to me. I mean, it doesn’t take a genius to know that perfecting something takes practice. I’ll admit that I’m currently a horrible writer, and I need that to change. I have no shame in that. If you comment on or critique my writing style, I promise I won’t be offended. I’ll instead use it as constructive feedback, which will ultimately help me achieve my goal of becoming a writer of awesome content. So go ahead, please comment and critique this as much as you like. Trust me, you’ll be doing me a favor.
I have many reasons for wanting to test out this theory and learn to write better. First of all, I’m sorta stuck in a catch 22. I want to build a great entrepreneurial blog where I can discuss the lessons I’ve learned, the hardships, and the triumphs, but ever since I started writing essays in middle school, I’ve been deathly afraid of strangers judging my writing. Literally. I used to have nightmares about this kind of stuff. That said, I want to use this experiment to get through that fear, and become a better writer. I also want to be held accountable for this experiment, so I will be posting my daily content on my personal website. Hopefully after about a month of writing 30 minutes daily over 30 days (hence the title of this blog, 30 Over 30), I’ll have the confidence to finally start a blog.
Second, I want to keep a journal of things I do each day at the startup I’ll be a part of in a couple of weeks. It’ll be easier to recall the type of work I completed, and it’ll allow me to keep track of what works and what doesn’t. After all, a startup is full of learning what works and what doesn’t. There’s no defined path to startup success, but hopefully by keeping track of all the activities I’ll be doing, I’ll able to find out how to achieve success working at (or founding) a startup.
Lastly, I think creating and maintaining a blog is cool as (bleep). I love reading the blogs of successful startups, founders, tech gurus, and other influential people, but I’ve always put them on a pedestal above everyone else. Once I realized that they all had to start from somewhere, it dawned on me that everyone has the ability to create a great blog, and through this experiment I hope to see an improvement in the content I produce. So without further adieu, let the writing experiment begin!
Stay tuned for Day 2!