3fd34eeBlogging as we all know is one of those activities that you either love or hate. I don’t think there is a middle ground. Several years ago I started blogging and it was so painful to get started. I had no direction, no idea what to write about, I really didn’t read and research as voraciously as I do now, so developing new content was like pulling teeth. As painful as it was, I kept going.

Fast-Forward 7 Years >>

Currently, my blogging mentality has shifted and I cannot stop. I feel like I have an endless supply of content to write about, and I need to write more. — Yes, you heard me correctly. This year I started the HubSpot 30-Day challenge on January 1st. As I began the blog challenge, I thought about all the potential hurdles and excuses everyone would normally think about. Can I pull this off? Will I have enough time to blog each day? What exactly will I write about? These are just a few of the questions that crossed my mind before I committed to 30 straight days of blogging.

Fast Forward 90 Days >>

Today is a milestone for me. It’s the 90th straight day I have been blogging. There are several things along the way in which I have been enriched professionally. Here’s just a few:

  1. Connected with more people on LinkedIn and Twitter
  2. Learn more about my craft (Marketing)
  3. Developed an insatiable curiosity for “what’s next?” in marketing and digital
  4. Now creating thoughts and articulating them in a way that is understandable and relevant to my audience and myself
  5. I learned to dissect the marketing process even more than I thought I would want to
  6. Today, I think about how other people’s perspectives align with mine and how can I potentially adopt those as part of my marketing acumen.
  7. Stylistically, blogs are all different. Writing my own gives me a deeper understanding of what I am writing about.
  8. Reading other blogs provides me with a window into the soul of the person that is writing. That can be very exciting, especially when you want to learn more about their blog topic.

These are just a few of the incredible things I have learned while blogging each day. I challenge you to start blogging.

Don’t wait for a ” corporate challenge” like I did. Just do it like Nike says. Trust me, you will be so much smarter as you dive into concepts and re-write them into your own words.

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