I love to talk. In fact, I never shut up! I’ve often wished I could somehow easily morph my thoughts and discussions into written form. Wishing and following through are two different things, and as you can see by the gaps between posts here that being consistent with my writing has not been a strong suit.
Brad Williams, my partner in crime and co-host of DradCast made a commitment to write 100 posts in 2015 on his blog, Strange Work. Brad is a go-getter, and no, I won’t be committing to 100 posts. However, Brad’s motivation inspired me to do better at writing more consistently.
What you’re seeing here is the first post in what has been coined the Weekly Post Challenge. Last week I was thinking about writing more reading and sharing Brad’s last post, and I decided to post on Facebook that I was thinking about writing more, and asked my network if they’d be interested in joining me. The reception to my post was super cool, and we now have a group on Facebook for the challenge, and we have over 20 people committed to writing a blog post a week for the rest of the year. How cool is that?
The Weekly Post Challenge is merely a way to keep myself motivated to write more. Anyone is welcome to join, and I think the more people we get, the more we can help keep each other motivated.
So there you have it, my first post of the challenge. I look forward to writing more this year, and I certainly look forward to reading your posts!
Amanda Rush says
If you want to talk and have that transformed into writing, you could use Dragon naturally Speaking to do your dictation and add that to a document or post. It works on Macks as well as PCs and I think there’s a version for the iphone. Alternatively on the iPhone you can use the dictate function while you’re in the WordPress app and that would be added to the content field and title field as well. hope this helps.
That is a great way to approach it, Amanda! I am going to try the iPhone dictation approach to see how it works out.
lisa b. snyder says
Amanda: I used dragon dictate iphone app to get my post content started and simply emailed the resulting text to myself. I did not know I could get it directly sent into WordPress. Thanks for tip!
Gustavo Bordoni says
Glad to hear that, a while back Brad tweeted about this and I was motivated by that. Hope you are able to do it, not an easy task. =)
Thanks, Gustavo! I am excited to give it a try.
Whoa, monkey. I thought it was only for a MONTH! I signed up for a whole YEAR??
Uh, YEAH! 😛
Nick Batik says
So, would it help if your posse cheered you on?
Every bit helps, Nick!
lisa b. snyder says
I was the instigator and I am a participant in the Matt Report content creation challenge. It has taken me more time than I had anticipated to produce each new post. I’ve recently included demo videos in my posts which I (incorrectly) imagined would be simpler than typing out my thoughts.
I had originally suggested a new post for the challenge every weekday. Thank goodness my suggestion was voted down by rest of the community.
Best wishes adhering to your weekly challenge.
Keep it up. It will be worth it in the long run 🙂
CJ Andrew says
Nothing like a healthy challenge to spur on the creative juices.
This one is looking like a marathon, rather than a sprint. All in all, a good opportunity to create some useful content, and match up commitment with accountability.