I’ve been writing online for the last 2 years.
Since then, I’ve had pretty good results with it. I’ve worked with incredible clients like Ship 30 for 30, Gumroad, and Slow Growth. I also have a part-time job as a writer with a creator startup.
But I’ve stopped consistently writing for myself since getting paid for my writing.
Writing for the old version of me who needs my present self’s guidance — the one I wanted to write for in the first place.
Asking myself why, I’ve noticed the following thoughts come up:
- You know the basics of writing. You should move on to a different challenge
- You don’t need to be consistent with writing because you’re doing so many different things
- You’ve gained some audience, and you get compliments here and there. That should be enough, right?
But the truth is, writing is the only activity where I feel my truest self, regardless of the outcome.
And those thoughts mean that my ego is getting in my way.
So to combat this, I’ve decided to adopt a new mindset around writing:
- I’m a nobody on the Internet, and every day is day 1
- My personal writing projects are equally if not even more, important
- Even if I reach financial independence, writing will be a priority in my life
Writing for 30 days straight can be one of the most challenging but rewarding experiences you could do. It was for me.