Herb’s Blog Herbdate 21735-301(?):
I hope I don’t have a stinky diaper, but I do want to start a streak and get on a roll. No, not the old 70’s kind of streaking, but I want to start a streak. I read the blog of a guy named Seth Godin who is, I suppose, what is called an “Internet Influencer.” He is a marketing maven of some ilk or other and often writes interesting entries about a wide variety of subjects, not just marketing. He does, of course, offer a variety of books and classes for fees, but his blog has loads of free, frequently good, advice.
Well, his entry yesterday, called Streaks, struck home with me. You should read it. It’s not very long at all but has a bit of advice that threw me for a loop. Some of his entries are very short, others are quite long, but the thing that they all have is that they are part of a streak. A streak of making an entry every single day for the last 11 years.
Coulda, shoulda, woulda.
I started blogging in 2004. I coulda had a streak that long.
In fact, with technology being what it is and even what it was back then, I look back on it and realize I shoulda did it.
I think that maybe I woulda, had I known then what I know now.
From now on, even if it’s only a one-sentence paragraph, I’m gonna do it. Follow me for the next 11 years and see if I do it or not.