3 Lessons I’ve Learned From Blogging For 30 Days

by Willie on April 30, 2017

in BEDA, Daily, Weight Loss

Guys! I made it!

I successfully blogged for 30 days straight in April. It’s an amazing feeling to set out to do something on a whim and actually finish it with success.

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I wanted to share a few things that I’ve learned over the past 30 days. You can take some of these concepts and apply them to whatever you have going on.

1. Plan Ahead

I decided to do this blogging challenge on March 31st.

I had no clue how I was going to pull it off but I wanted to at least try. So, I made a plan.

Every day, I would write one really rough draft of an upcoming blog post. The next morning, I would edit that previous blog post and also write my next one. In the afternoon, I would publish the edited post for the next day.

Some days I could get several posts written ahead of time then schedule them to be posted accordingly.

Having a plan is a big deal. If you fail to plan then you plan to fail.

This concept applies to anything. You have to know where you’re going or it just won’t work.

Take some time out of your day and block it off to do these things that are important to your goal. For weight loss, this means meal prepping, workout time, sleep, etc.

Planning takes a lot of the guesswork out.

2. Consistency

With anything, you have to do it often. I knew I had to get a post up every single day. I wanted to get a post up every day at 7am.

I think I missed that deadline once by 30 minutes.

You have to be constantly doing. It’s true that you get better as you practice. I think I’ve become a more efficient writer because of constantly having to pump out content.

The same can go for your weight loss. You have to show up. As long as you are eating in your calorie budget, working out and getting sleep, you’re a step in the right direction.

3. Authenticity

city You have to be real. The internet is full of fakes. You can be fake or you can be yourself.

I’ve learned that being honest with yourself and putting that out will encourage others to do the same.

I’m not the only person trying to lose weight. There are millions of others that are trying to do the same. I just always hope that the information that I research, put into practice and share will help someone who started out like I did at 492 lbs.

This month has been a huge learning experience. I’m learning not to overthink things. Just let things happen naturally. It’s made me a much better writer and person because of it.

How would you challenge yourself for 30 days?

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