In my experience, the number one problem with keeping up a blog is writing the posts. Sound obvious? Maybe. But I’ve seen it time and time again that people are super enthusiastic about blogging, have lots of great things to share about their experience or industry, “get it,” and then perhaps a month or two in it just peters out. We have developed sophisticated blogging programs to handle this from a variety of angles, but here’s a simple idea:
Just do it.
Ok thanks, Nike (woah, that swoosh is on fire!). But seriously, just write something. It can be quick. It can be a link to another post with a brief commentary. It can be silly and fun. It just needs to be your voice and not a copy and paste from somewhere else. Don’t over-think it.
So what am I going to share? I’m going to round up some of my favorite old blog posts I’ve written. Maybe it’s a cop out, but I’m going to use it to demonstrate just how easy it can be. And while I’m at it, I’m going to highlight one of my favorite thoughts recently:
We’re better at creating megaphones than filters. And human filters are usually the best ones.
So I just filtered myself. And here you go, my very own Top 10 List (The Interwebz LOVES Top 10 lists):
1) Remembering Steve Jobs
2) Technology Disrupts Before It Empowers
3) Interview With Aarti Sequeira – How Social Media Can Make Your Dreams Come True
4) 7 Management Tips I’ve Learned Along the Way
5) Gamification of Household Chores
6) Run Two Monitors from your Laptop
(This one has been astonishingly popular – hey, there’s my old desk!)
7) SEO Rankings: The Rules Have Changed
8) Delegating to My Subconscious
9) Digital Design = Form or Function?
10) SXSW Interactive 2011 Reflections
11) Twitter / Mac Souls
(Oldies but a goodies from 2008 & 2009. Oh yeah, this Top 10 List goes to 11.5!)
And that took fewer than 20 minutes. The hardest part was picking my favorites!
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