Beginning in July 2013, I challenged myself to write three blog posts a week. As I’ve said in past posts, I felt like God wanted me to write more. I felt like I wanted to write more. So all I needed was to push myself to do it.
Every post wasn’t a home run. I’m not sure if anyone at all even noticed some of them. But either way, I now have 113 posts on my site. That’s something I’m proud of. I’ve tried something in the past year that I hadn’t done before.
Before I go any farther, let me just say that I am not going to stop writing posts. I love writing them. Even if no one reads them, I feel like I need to be writing them. I am, however, going to be slowing down in the rate they are produced.
This challenge to write has birthed in me some new challenges. I have a lot of ideas brewing and I don’t want to just be someone who has ideas and sits on them. I want to try them, even if I fail. As I said in a past post, I am ready to suck at new challenges.
Am I terrified? Completely. I don’t want to embarrass myself, but to me, I think it would be more embarrassing not to try.
One of my goals is to write a book this year. And I’ve found that you just can’t do everything you want to do at one time. At least not while you have a full-time job. Lately, every time I sit down to start writing my book, I’ve had this pressure lingering over my head that tells me I need to write blogs because I need three new ones every week.
Well, it’s time to shift that.
I’m going to start devoting a lot of the time I would spend writing blogs to writing a much bigger blog: a book. A book that could very well change my life and thousands of other lives. Or a book that could never see the doorstep of a Barnes & Noble. Who knows? Either way, it’s still a book that needs to be written.
I also have begun taking an online course at night for the next few weeks that I really feel is going to help me with some new endeavors. I’m actually dealing with a lot of crazy ideas right now, and too be honest, I question if I’m being really dumb. But Jon Acuff assured me that most good ideas start with that question.
So that’s a quick update for now. If you’ve enjoyed the posts, I am thrilled! And they won’t be going away. I’m looking forward to having some of my friends write guest posts as well. You’ll probably enjoy those even more.
Thank you to those who have supported me and my writing. I really do take it all to heart and remember it. I even save it in a folder called “Wisdom/Encouragement” in my Gmail. You have to hold onto those things.
I hope you will continue with me as we try some new things out. Here’s to feeling dumb and getting over it! LET’S DO WORK, SON!