Enough is enough.

I'm calling time on my self-induced self-helping self-discovery gluttony.

After almost two years of reading endless self-help books and self-development blogs, I've consumed the opinions of hundreds of writers. 

Now it's time to reverse the flow of information.

Who am I? How can I help you? What should I write about?

Well, I'm not entirely sure.

So I'm setting myself a writing challenge mashup:

"30 days of writing" x "Teach everything you know"

(Inspired by Paul Jarvis and Nathan Barry respectively).

Starting tomorrow, I'm going to write 1,000 words a day on a topic I've acquired some kind of knowledge about, for 30 days in a row.

Usually I dream up these kinds of crazy ideas and then bail out.

I came up with this particular one early yesterday morning and spent today compiling a list of excuses not to do it: I'm in debt, I need to concentrate on selling my flat, I need a break at weekends, I need all my energy to do freelance gigs, I'm afraid... shit... maybe I don't even have anything useful to teach people.

Bullshit, James.

This time it's going to be different. 

Just to make sure — on any day where I don't write 1,000 words about something I know before midnight, I will donate £100 to charity.

I've already written a list of 20 possible topics to cover. Everything from electronic music production to designing and building Wordpress themes to climbing mountains on bicycles.  If half of them are usable then I only need another 20 to make it through to the end of the challenge.

I think I can do this.


I'm going to hit the 'publish' button now. 

See you tomorrow, and the day after, and the day after that, and... 


Posted to writing in 2013.

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