Tuesday, August 30, 2011

My Honorary 250th post: The Lessons I've Learnt.

Wow. Time passes fast.

I wanted to make a special post about writing my 250th... This is my 257th.

Anyway, this is my honorary 250th post.

If memory serves, the last celebratory post involved lots of stats. This time I thought I'd do a list of things I've learnt since I started blogging.

1) The world is bigger than you think. Stretch your mind.
2) There is more than one right way.
3) Platform is good. Hundreds of friends all over the globe is better.
4) Things might look pretty bleak right now, but if you write it down, odds are you'll read it later and wonder what the fuss was about.
5) People love being special. So make a point of making them special.
6) Everyone's connected. If in doubt, find an obscure (to your mind) writing blog and see who's reading it in a week.
7) Reciprocity. Reciprocity. Reciprocity.
8) If you want to get something done. Make it as public as possible that you're doing it. If you don't want to, make the goal impossible.
9) The more of a hill you climb, the less there's left to climb.
10) Keep looking for hills.

So those are my lessons. Wonder what I'll do for my 500th post....

What lessons has blogging taught you?


rebeccaenzor said...

I love number 3: "Platform is good. Hundreds of friends all over the globe is better."


Congrats on the 250(7)th post!

Julie said...

Wow, congrats on 250+ posts! I love your list of what you've learned and, like rebeccaenzor, I love #3 the most! Absolutely!

Congratulations, and here's to 250 more! :)

Anne R. Allen said...

I love that list. I think it just about covers it. "Keep looking for hills"--great advice.

That's a lot of posts. Congrats.

Amy said...

Great post Misha and congrats on reaching your 250th! :)

I just love 9 and 10 - definitely something to live by!

Michael Offutt said...

I've learned a lot from blogging. Mostly it has taught me that I knew nothing about how the publishing business worked. But now I do.

Beth said...

Great post Misha.

Connie Keller said...


I love #3 and totally agree.

julie fedderson said...

Number 3 is totally cool and right on the money! Congratulations on your 250th post!

Lynda R Young said...

I particularly like #2 and #3
So, so true!!
Congrats on your 250 (+) posts

J.L. Campbell said...

250 posts is impressive. You've written some insightful things here. The way I do get something done is to make it public. :)