Reflections on a Speech by Seth Godin
Earlier this week, I saw Seth Godin speak at the Digital Summit in Minneapolis. I was there not specifically as writer, but in my role as a digital marketer.
His speech had many of the tropes one comes to expect from such events: photos of silly signs, pictures of animals upside-down, and quotes from famous dead people.
But one moment in it stood out to me in particular. He asked the crowd to raise our hands if we wrote a blog post every day.
Very few people rose their hands.
I did not raise my hand.
I have never written a blog post every day. Sometimes I'll write one a week. Sometimes, one a month.
And what it reminded me of was that, as a child, I always had a journal, but I never wrote in this journal every day. Never. Normally, I would go a few weeks where I wrote in the journal often, and then I'd go months without writing in it.
Then here's what would happen: I'd write a new journal entry, and I'd open it by apologizing to the journal (or its imagined readers) for having gone so long without writing in it.
These are the thoughts I have, thinking about trying to write daily blog posts.
I also think about how Seth Godin has written 7000 blog posts, as he shared on Monday.
I also know that Seth Godin is a better blogger than me, a better speaker, and a more accomplished writer.
So now this website - DFLovett Dot Com - has a blog. And this is its first blog post.
This is not a declaration of daily blog posts. But this is one blog post, on one day.
And we will take it from here.