I tweeted out yesterday asking if people blogged everyday or at least every weekday. I don’t personally know anyone that does. Most people think that it’s crazy. My business partners even think blogging every weekday is a waste of time. I’ve wrote about why an entrepreneur should blog before. It’s hard. It’s really hard to blog every weekday. Some days I don’t make it, but I’ve only missed a few. Many of the posts I don’t think are great, but they’re me. They’re Brian. They’re us. They’re documents of our journey. Fortunately, we’ve had many posts that are really popular. Here are the top 5 according to Google Analytics:
- It’s All Our Fault: Why Building a Business on the Apple App Store Is a Losing Proposition
- Better to Have a Difficult Conversation Now, Instead of a Failed Customer Interaction Later
- Out of the Gates and Barring It All: an iPhone Software Company’s Struggle Part 1
- The Best Word Customers Will Ever Hear
- The Startup Idea Filter
This blog has 74 RSS subscribers, a paltry sum to many, but very meaningful to me. This blog has 25 Tumblr followers. It has had 19,843 unique visitors. This was all accomplished since we made a commitment in mid-April. If you’re a Tumblr follower or an RSS subscriber, send me an email [firstname.lastname@example.org] by no later than Friday, August 18th 10:00 AM UTC-5 and tell me something about yourself. Tell me about your business if you have one. Tell me if you’ve been inspired, if not that’s fine too. I have a no-strings attached gift for you. Don’t worry, you don’t even have to reside in the US like my previous gifts required. Thank you for reading about my struggle, my journey, and my accomplishments. I truly appreciate it.
Many times I want to quit, but I’m fueled by the thought that if one person gains something from this blog, it will have been worth it - as I’ll have truly made a mark on this planet and that is my ultimate goal. I want to change the world.
I want to leave you with this Nike commercial on failure:
Where will I be in 1000 posts? Where will you be?
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