What I’ve Learned From 31 Days Of Blogging

I never thought this day would come. I planned, and worked, and talked about it, but truthfully I thought I was going to fail. But here it is, my 31st post in 31 days.

Though I technically cheated and posted more than one some days, and none on others, I still did all 31 posts.

I opened myself up so you can know more about me, where I’ve come from, and where I’m going. And for the most part I’ve received a lot of great response.

Here are a few things I’ve learned and ways the experiment has changed how I will run this site, and my business moving forward.

Getting Ahead Is Great, But Not Easy

I started the month with all 31 topics picked out, and about 5 articles already to publish. The plan was to do several a day and be ahead the whole month. But that didn’t happen.

Between freelance work, life, and the other avenues of my business it didn’t happen the way I planned. In fact I’ve discovered in the last 2 years of blogging that getting ahead is very difficult.

I have great plans, and can get them done, but not usually when I want to. I have my first article to come out later this week (my July income) and I haven’t even started working on it yet. Not only that, I don’t have anything planned for next week. But I’m confident that I’ll get it all done and on time.

Seemed Like A Good Idea At The Time

Before July I would post once a week maybe, lets say an average of twice monthly. And every time I posted a new article my views would go up for that day and stay up for a few days. That makes sense, and is normal as my few readers aren’t likely to be waiting refreshing my site but get notified when it comes out.

I thought that if I posted everyday that everyday would be a great day of views. The month started like that, but after the first week it seemed like no one was paying attention, or at least far less than normal.

I’m Not That Interesting

Most of my articles are about me, especially this month. I don’t write that often about world events, or tips that I myself haven’t tried. After a month of writing basically nothing but articles about me with only a few that really could help others I discovered I’m not that interesting.

Honestly, even I got bored reading some of the articles. And you should all thank me, because I had a few more drafted and ready to go that were by far even more boring than the ones I did hit publish on.

I’m one guy, and living a pretty normal life. The only interesting thing about me at the moment is that I’m self employed, and that could go away at any point. I don’t just want my business to succeed, I NEED it to.

I Need To Write More “How To” Articles

Looking at the articles I’ve written, on this site and for others, the most viewed, commented on, and shared are the “how to guides”. The how to sell Amazon FBA, the how to drive for Lyft or Uber, and how to freelance. So I need to work on more articles like that because you guys are telling me it’s what you want.

What Can I Do To Serve You, And Help You Become Your Future Self?

Now tell me, whether through emailing me, or commenting here what can I do to help you become the best version of yourself that you can?

Whether that’s offering coaching, doing face book lives, starting a podcast, or writing articles on a particular subject please let me know.

3 thoughts on “What I’ve Learned From 31 Days Of Blogging”

  1. That sounds like it’s been a trip and a half. Glad you are enjoying it. It’s been 3 months for me and I have a recap coming up. Glad you’re enjoying the journey. I especially like how you’re listening to the market and reacting accordingly. That’s the only way to win. Here’s to 31 and more days.

  2. Did I miss the post where you talk about your secret source of income?

    I love the idea of more how-to articles! I love to learn how to do new things! Lol.

    I wish I could do 31 days of blogging, I don’t think I could be that dedicated!

    1. Joley, I didn’t think I could do it either but hey I did. And yes the article on “Strange ways I make extra money” talks about my “secret source of income”.

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