John Guerrero

Apr 6, 2022

5 Lessons I Learned from Writing Every Day for 100 Days

It's been 100 days since I started writing every day. At first, it was difficult to find the time and motivation to sit down and write. But over time, I've come to appreciate the benefits of writing daily. In this thread, I'll share 5 lessons that I've learned from writing every day for the last 100 days.

  1. I'm more reflective. I notice things more because I know I'll have to write about it later. I gave my permission to write and publish junk, but I reserve the junk days for when I have nothing to talk about. I've come to love the process of writing, even if what I'm writing isn't that great. It's a form of self-care for me.

  2. I've learned to be more patient with myself. I can't force the words to come out perfectly on the first try. It takes time and practice to get better at this daily writing habit.

  3. I think more clearly. When I have to craft a message for others to consume, clarity is one of my goals. Being clear is not easy. The mind is a very interesting piece of hardware. The conveyed message and the received message must be the same. It rarely is, but it is always the goal.

  4. I'm more articulate at speaking. Writing is thinking. Thinking is messy. It is necessarily so. Speaking should not be messy. Speaking should convey the message you intend to convey.

  5. I've learned that vulnerability and transparency are valuable in this practice. Readers always read through their perspectives. They understand their insecurities. They oftentimes hide their insecurities. Writing with vulnerability and authenticity is endearing. It strikes a chord with readers. This is because they see themselves in the author's words.

Writing is just something I do everyday. It has become a routine. I'm not sure how long I can keep this daily publishing practice. It's become such an integral part of my day.

John Guerrero

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