It occurred to me the other day as I was watching the Red Sox home opener that over the course of the last ten years I’ve written and published more than 12,000 blog posts across this blog and a few others that I maintain. When I realized that I took out my notebook and jotted down twelve lessons that I’ve learned through the course of publishing 12,000 blog posts.
1. You’ve got to have a purpose.
2. It’s not a get-rich-quick scheme.
3. Everyone’s a critic.
4. Comparisons are silly. (In the image of my notebook you’ll see that I wrote “everyone is lying” in parentheses. What I really mean is that everyone tends to show only the best parts of themselves online, it’s much like online dating sites).
5. Share a lot, but don’t give it all away.
6. Ask for what you want.
7. Protect your property.
8. Focus your time.
9. Ads suck, but there’s money to be made.
10. Keep tinkering.
11. It’s not about you.
12. Stay the course…until you need to change course.
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