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Two Weeks.

If you’ve spent any time reading my blog or talking to me in person, you’ve probably experienced my deep love for Seth Godin.  He’s an ideas master; a brilliant thinker and writer.  I can’t tell you how many times I’ve read his blog while sighing a long, heavy sigh at how good it feels to be known.  Seth Godin just gets me.

Anyways, this little bit of context will help you in understanding this post.  Last week Seth wrote about “Talker’s Block,” making the case that writers experience “blocks” because they aren’t in the practice of writing often enough.  He says that everyone should be writing publicly EVERY DAY:

“Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.”

So of course, I read this and I am pissed.  For real pissed.  Why?  Because Seth Godin gets me and I trust him and so now I have to start writing everyday.  Dang you Seth Godin.

I’m starting with a commitment to write a post every day, for two weeks.  This is my commitment to myself, to you, and to Seth.

Seth Godin, you will probably never read this blog post, but I hope you’re happy.

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About Samantha Curley

Hi! My name is Samantha Curley. I live in Pasadena, California where I run a non-profit organization called Level Ground (onlevelground.org). I like to ponder, ask questions, and share stories about life, art, and faith.

Discussion

4 thoughts on “Two Weeks.

  1. Well I, for one, look forward to more of your writing! So keep it up. I read Seth’s blog, and my now I have to start writing one! Dang you, Seth Godin!

    I’ll be reading! :-)

    Posted by Betsy | September 26, 2011, 8:02 PM
  2. i like this idea. i need to practice writing more too.

    Posted by lindsey | September 26, 2011, 9:49 PM
  3. I will be doing nothing but sitting and reading things the rest of the week. Looking forward to “two weeks.” Sam!

    Posted by Chris | September 26, 2011, 10:50 PM
  4. I’m super pumped for everyday posts. It will bring me lots of joy. I’ll be so proud!

    Posted by Steph Shanahan | September 27, 2011, 1:14 AM

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