Before we get into this, I just want you to know, that I’m nothing special. I’m not gifted, talented or above average. I graduated from a good university and got decent grades, I had a decent 9–5 and managed people for a while.
But I’m not special. Perhaps the only thing I’m good at is making complicated stuff simple. Maybe overly so. But I prefer it that way.
If I have any skill, it’s that. And that’s probably not even a skill. So if you’ve opened this thinking I’m some wild-card, above-average writer with a gift of words, you’d be wrong.
Up until about a year ago, I’m not sure much of my writing made sense. Anyway, I’m waffling. Let’s dig into how I did it.
This month I wrote my 1,000th article on this platform. Yep. 1,000. I’m not entirely sure how that’s possible but I’ve sort of fallen in love with this writing thing, so here I am, tapping away on my way to number 2,000.
To my knowledge, the only way to get good at something is to do it, a lot. There is no shortcut, secret or hack that will get you there. And that time you’re spending trying to find it? You might as well just do the work.
You’ll have more fun that way.
What did I write about you ask? Anything and everything, but most importantly I wrote about the things that frustrated me.
It was the only way for me to write continuously. There was no way I would write every day if I had a strict set of criteria. I don’t like boxes. I like the freedom to write about whatever is dancing on my neurons.
- The stories that formed my beliefs about the world
- My obsession with content & creating
- My experience in work
I write about all of those things and much more.
There were a few things I was madly passionate about. I formed a thesis on these things and wrote about them often. My big ones:
- You don’t need a million dollars to make you happy