I’m going to try this #100DaysToOffload thing.

The whole point of #100DaysToOffload is to challenge you to publish 100 posts on your personal blog in a year.

Posts don’t need to be long-form, deep, meaningful, or even that well written.

https://100daystooffload.com

I’m doing this for two reasons:

  1. To build my writing habit.
  2. To build an “audience.”
  3. Get on the #100DaysToOffload Hall of Fame.

I’m combining it with the (free) Ship 30 For 30 course.

Ship 30 For 30 says to simply write at lest 250 words.

It’s really easy to write 250 words on a subject you know and/or feel strongly about.

#100DaysToOffload + Ship 30 For 30 = Success!

Building a Writing Habit

I tried 30 Days to Better Writing, but then Sean McCabe deleted everything, even though many of us spent a lot of money on it.

I’ll write about that in the future, but it’s a post for another time.

Writing 100 posts in 365 days puts me at one post every three and a half days.

That should build a pretty good habit.

And Ship 30 For 30 will give me a good head start because I’ll be almost 1/3 done and only 1/12 into the year.

Building an “Audience”

The term “audience” makes me feel uncomfortable and impersonal, but hear me out:

I want to make enough money to support myself and my family independently.

That’s not possible without having a decent level of following.

I’ve been doing marketing, and more lately, copywriting, for a long time.

And there are so many other things I want to write about.

I’ve got several game ideas:

  • A kids Table Top Role Playing Game (TTRPG, like Dungeons & Dragons).
  • A far-future grand space TTRPG.
  • A cyberpunk + solarpunk TTRPG.
  • A bunch of casual games around a character I made up back in 2015 named Attitude Egg.

A couple of pulp serial ideas:

  • The Questicles is a fantasy game parody.
  • Stories written for the TTRPGs I make.

A couple of podcasts:

And I have SO MANY more ideas of things I want to create.

I didn’t even mention the music I currently do and want to continue to make.

Plus the musical instrument hardware I’ve started learning to build and code.

If I don’t quit my day job and focus on creating full-time, I will never have the time to make all of the stuff I want to make.

I will need a strong, friendly community to get there.

Much of that community will start as an “audience” first.

So, here’s to 2024, and here’s to #100DaysToOffload + Ship 30 For 30.

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