One of my 2021 year resolutions was to begin writing daily.
I knew that in January I'd be taking a 3-week holiday so I decided I'd begin in February.
I came back home yesterday, and today, after spending the whole day getting up to date with my email and Failory things, I've started this habit I hope to keep throughout the year.
- Publish my writings online: I want to keep my writings separated from Failory, so I'll be building a personal website with a blog.
- No specific amount of daily words: Neither minimum nor maximum amount of words written every day.
- Freedom to write about whatever: I will be writing about whatever I feel like each day. Having said that, I'm pretty sure most of the posts will be about startups and Failory (the stuff I'm working on there, aka build in public).
- Grammar mistakes are allowed: I'm not a native English speaker (I'm from Argentina, we speak Spanish) and I want to avoid spending a lot of time proof-reading my writings.
I started writing this section by listing all the benefits I think writing online will provide me with.
Then I realized they could all be summarized into:
Communicate with the world
One of my plans for 2021 is to build a personal audience.
I want to publish my thoughts and knowledge about startups and digital products and get this in front of some people.
I already kind of do this in Failory and have been able to build an audience of people there (+70,000 website users per month and +7,500 email subscribers).
But this people follow Failory as a brand, not me. They just hear of me once a week when I send an email and write "It's Nico, from Failory" at the beginning, but I feel like that's not enough in order to build a solid connection with them.
Writing every day will give me a space to share my thoughts and share what I work in and how I do it.
I'm a big fan of the "build in public" framework and I believe the daily writings will be a great way to employ it.
Communicate with myself
This is just my hypothesis based on what I've heard from people who've been writing daily/weekly for years.
Even if no one else reads my writings, I feel like this habit will help me:
- Organize my thoughts and emotions.
- Understand and analyze me better.
- Hold myself accountable of my work.
- Improve how I write and, overall, communicate.
Date: February 5