Do you make daily commitments?


If you've followed me for very long, you know that I blog daily. As in, every SINGLE day.

This is nuts.

I have a job. Sometimes I get paid. But blogging isn't a part of the employment equation.

If you subscribe to my email list, I'm likely an annoyance to your "zero in-box" goal. My apologies.

Some days I worry that I'm not being very strategic in this blog.

My "target audience" is "Adults 18-54." Blogging experts will tell you this is too broad.

My topics range from parenting to leadership to all things food. One day you'll read about giving feedback to your team and on another you'll learn about sangria.

The experts say this is too unfocused to be successful. The implication is bouncing around ideas gives readers whiplash.

Who am I to dispute with the experts?

My blog isn't changing the world.  That's OK.  That's not my goal.

Nope. My goal is to change me.

I want to understand what it's like to show up in a creative space whether I feel like it or not. I want to be committed to a process not to compete, but to grow. I want to wrestle with a blank page and the things that filter through my unfocused,        broad-reaching brain.

I am humbled that any of you read along, and I grateful for you the way I'm grateful for a beautiful sunset; I don't understand how it all comes together, but I recognize the miraculous nature of it all.

This week I was reading Seth Godin, who is the reason I started blogging, and he had this incredible post (quoted in its entirety).  Note the last sentence especially:


There's a fundamental difference between the things you do every day, every single day, and the things you do only when the spirit moves you.

One difference is that once you've committed to doing something daily, you find that the spirit moves you, daily.

Rather than having a daily debate about today's agenda, you can decide once that you will do something, and then decide every single day how to do it.

This idea of daily routines/habits makes so much sense to me and makes me feel as if I need more "dailies."  I need less debate about my daily agenda so I can spend more time just focused on the "how."

Where do you find your routine benefits you most?