Is there something you really enjoy doing? Something that you look forward to when you first wake up in the morning. Something that you think about just as you start drifting toward sleep.
This daily journal is a new project of mine. I think it’s going to improve my writing. At least, I hope it does. Writing is something that has always come naturally to me. I think I’ve taken that for granted. Now that I’ve had some time to think about it, I need to try and improve my writing as often as I can. It may sound silly, but I’ve never tried to improve my writing. I’ve always just written. That’s it.
Last year, I started my own sports blog because I was tired of writing what other people wanted. It was a great learning experience for me. I went into it thinking that I could make money easily off of my own sports blog. Boy, was I wrong. I grinded for a month straight. I wrote at least two articles a day for 33 days straight. And because my expectations were so high, I was disappointed when it didn’t result in anything.
I learned that having the wrong expectations can completely ruin the experience. Instead of using my sports blog to improve my writing while simultaneously writing about what I love, I was using it to try and make money.
With that being said, I have a new mindset. Instead of striving for money or views, I’m trying to produce content because I enjoy doing it. My friend and I started a podcast two months ago. We had multiple conversations about expectations before even launching the podcast. We decided that our goal for the podcast was to grow it over time. Not exponential growth, but sustainable growth over time. Our plan is to stay consistent with episodes. With consistency, our hope is that we grow our own audience.
I plan to use the same strategy with my sports blog. However, I’m changing my blog from all sports to just a Phillies blog. My thought is to make more of a niché blog. With the Phillies being my favorite team, I believe this will help me stay consistent with my articles.
I didn’t have a plan before I wrote this post. I just sat down and wrote this out. But that’s kind of the plan with this series. This series is basically my daily journal. That means posts are never really planned out. I just sit down and write. Whatever happens, happens.