Always Press Publish

The year is coming to an end and I’ve spent the last 23 days successfully publishing something here each day. It hasn’t been easy. Some days it is as simple as seeing something online and being inspired, others I struggle with an idea all day, but I am guided by a couple principles.

  1. Always Press Publish. It’s easy to fall in the trap of wanting something to be perfect before you share it. It’s similar to the “one more feature” trap that hurts the ability for software to be released. By having a deadline of every single day something needs to be published, I force my self to understand that perfect is the enemy of complete.
  2. Press This is my friend. If I read something cool, I try to share it on my site.  Especially if it’s something I’ll want to reference later.
  3. My thoughts and opinions matter. Or at least they matter to me.  If they help someone else, that’s even better.  But I am ok with pressing publish because for me, at the time that I write something, know that my thoughts and opinions matter to at least myself.

If your goal is to blog more in 2017, those are the principles I used to blog more in 2016.

7 replies on “Always Press Publish”

I think that depends more on what your strategy is on social media than anything else. I default to sharing, sometimes go full tilt and tweetstorm the entire contents of an article, and other times don’t share at all. It depends on my mood and the article.

How do you handle this on mobile, or don’t you do much blog work on mobile? I use my phone for 80%-90% of what I do and I find it a pain using the WordPress app where I can only get my posts started. I have to pop over to the actual web dashboard to do things like leverage the Post Formats and manage the social sharing(with Publicize).

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