#YourTurnChallenge – blogging daily for a week

Seth Godin has a new book called Your Turn. And in that spawn a few activities around that – including a blogging challenge @Your Turn Challenge: http://yourturnchallenge.strikingly.com/. Blogging a post daily for a week, ie. 7 days, means committment to shipping. Nothing complicated around the process, just shipping daily. From what I understand, Seth has been blogging daily for a few years now. Yes, that means he hasn’t missed a day where he posts a blog post, for a few years.

And the act of shipping daily, really is a commitment to yourself, about constantly creating and putting it out there in the world. So if it works, if it doesn’t, we will know quickly. What can be improved, what can be worked on better, what new areas to explore, what areas to stop exploring. It becomes clearer when things get shipped, rather than when things only marinate as ideas in the head.

I opted into the challenge and have been blogging every day (it’s day 5 today). At the side, I’ve been taking notes of what has come up for me – in what I write, in where I draw inspiration, in how I get myself distracted, in how I address tiny commitments. It’s day 5 and I am already seeing much feedback to what and how I do things (not just writing), just for the act of posting a blog a day for 7 days, that my mind is really blown. So more on that once I complete the challenge. The operative word being “once”, not “if”.


5 thoughts on “#YourTurnChallenge – blogging daily for a week

  1. I just passed by to state:

    I loved your day 6′ post! So simple, and yet so clear, so warm, so much filled with emotions one can feel, so clear about mindfulness and gratitude.

    As I haven’t found a way to ‘search’ other entries on YourTurnChallenge, and am curious to know what you’ve written — expressed — in your other posts, I need to ask you:

    Have you saved those posts somewhere and are you planning on posting them here (or anywhere else)?, or

    Can you teach me how to run a search on YourTurn Challenge?

    Thanks! (I’m really grateful for having taken my time to read your warming post!)

    • Hi Luis, thank you for your note.
      Regarding search posts,I still haven’t found my first day post, I saw it but didn’t bookmark it. The rest I just did a copy from day 3 onwards.No silver bullet on how best to search it – but I found my day 2 post by using the Tumblr search function and typing the title of the post. To get the URL to the link after that, you will need to click share to repost (in the edit page, the url shows up for you to copy & paste somewhere).
      Of course I forgot my first day’s post’s title, so I couldn’t use that search function. Hope this helps.

      • Thanks for your kindness, dear Andrea! As I have saved all my YourTurn posts on my own blog, the thing was not for me to find them… rather than ethics… If I was using that tool — Tumblr — I thought it might be fair to share the contents with a reference to their brand, once my blog is hosted by a different provider.

        I’m now your ‘follower’ and will take my time to enjoy your delightful posts!

        A Bunch of Blessings!

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