I'm unsure whether writing daily is making me a better writer. Or it's making me sloppy, because I care more about putting out a post than I do about the quality.
What's the point of writing daily?
If it's to build a habit, an inexcusable daily routine, that forces me to be a little creative, then it's doing its job.
But if the point is to make me a better writer, I'm not sure it's working.
So as I sit here at 7:31am, after my yoga practice, while waiting for my son to wake up, I'm thinking about what changes I could make to this routine.
Derek Sivers attempted a daily writing practice, but quit after 33 days because he felt the quality of his writing dropped. He continues to write everyday, but only shares fully formed ideas with his readers.
Seth Godin has been written 7500 consecutive blog posts. The quality of his writing is exemplary. He's able to communicate complex ideas in very few words.
Julian Shapiro publishes just a few times a year but each piece is masterful - beautifully designed, well edited and always useful.
There's no one correct answer.
I could be approaching this all wrong.
Lately, my writing practice has been an afterthought. Something I come to when I've finished everything else. By shifting this to one of my more important tasks, and dedicating the time each day to actively improve my writing, I think I can make a daily schedule work.
For now, I'll continue to publish daily. But if it's not working after a few months, I'll adopt Sivers strategy to take more time curating the stuff you see.