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Eighty Three

This is my eighty-third blog post since I started blogging every day.

83 isn’t any significant number. It was the year before the year I was born. I was born in 84, oh so long ago.

I’m just reflecting on this day about keeping a daily blog going, and it happened to fall on the eighty-third day of posting every day.

WordPress reminded me on the Jetpack’s notifications system.

But I want to reflect a little bit.

Why did I start a daily blog?

You might think I started it for financial benefits.


You might wonder if I did it for the vanity metric of being a daily blogger.


You might wonder if I did it for popularity and fame.

No, not that, either.

I did it because I wanted to challenge myself. I did it because I wanted to improve my skill as a writer. I did it to prove to myself that I could do it.

I did it because it made me feel good. It makes me feel accomplished. It makes me believe in myself.

I believed in myself beforehand. But now I really believe in myself.

And the funny thing about it is that I’ve blogged every day for 83 days on not one but two blogs.

And I am also a freelance writer, too. I’m a social media creator. I’m a videographer. And I work full-time.

And do sleep…a little bit.

I considered stopping at 100 posts and doing two or three a week.

But then I think about the Legend, the Goat, Seth Godin. He’s blogged every day since 2005.

If there is a good lesson to take from him for self-development, I’d say blog every day.

So, I’m going to keep going.

Whether anyone is reading or not, I will keep blogging every day and enjoy it.

Shawn Gossman

About the Author

Shawn Gossman has created content, blogged, ran online communities, and shared a passion for digital marketing for over twenty years. Shawn believes the best way to help content creators, businesses, brands, and marketers is to give away more than you sell. The same advice is recommended for the readers who follow this blog. Shawn also offers various services for extra help in content creation and blogging.

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