A couple of noteworthy personal milestones came and went over the past few months. In November, it was 10 years since my first post back in 2005. In January, I officially made it 10 years since leaving my job in January of 2006. I summed my feelings in my 2011 post at the five year mark:
This business, as it stands, wasn’t exactly what I envisioned when I left – in a lot of ways I didn’t know what to expect – but it’s been an incredible five years that I wouldn’t trade for anything. I used to think that I was busting ass to “trade” my twenties for a “better” life down the road. In the midst of that I’ve learned to really just enjoy the journey, to enjoy putting in a good solid days worth of work.
I’m so grateful for the experiences of these past 10+ years and realize how lucky I am to have never had to work for someone else since leaving my job.
I’ve also been experimenting with a new posting schedule this year. Towards the end of last year when I stopped posting on Twitter I realized that I missed writing regularly and that I also wanted an outlet to share (and keep track of) all of the great long-form content I come across. I started Link Friday, which I’m now retiring after a whopping 4 Fridays. Going forward, I’m planning on posting once per week, probably on Tuesday, and then once per month on the first Friday releasing one longer Monthly Link Roundup to replace Link Friday. Basically, at the end of the year, I didn’t want 52 posts out of less than 100 to be links. I feel like that would clog up the blog and cover up some of the more interesting, useful, and personal content. So, monthly seemed like a good compromise.
If all goes as planned, sometime this year I’ll probably write my 1,000th post, which is kind of mind-blowing to me. I don’t always stick with things, but I’m glad I’ve stuck with blogging and now have a rather lengthy public diary of this entrepreneurial journey.