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3 things I learned about myself when I chose to write online every day for 30 days

30 days ago, I signed up for Dickie Bush & Nicolas Cole’s cohort-based course, Ship 30 for 30.

In that time, I wrote & published 30 Atomic Essays, learned the fundamentals of Digital Writing, made friends, and started gaining clarity over what my niche might be. It has been a very rewarding (and challenging) journey, and I am more excited than ever to keep writing online.

Here are the 3 biggest things writing & publishing consistently every day for 30 days has taught me:

1. Publish. No matter how messy.

I’ve always wanted to learn how others work, create, and grow.

And, I could only do that once they were ready to share. So, I assumed that’s how it had to be. I’m quickly learning (just like in our valued-relationships) we learn so much more when we see the messy middle (and beginning).

There’s something magical about writing (& connecting with you) online that I want to continue.

2. Passion rises above convenience.

Over the last 3 years, I’ve built 150+ websites and brands.

When I first signed up to participate, I assumed that’s what I would be writing about. Faced with the challenge of writing impactful essays every single day, my heart chose something much deeper. And, instead of writing what I thought I would… my love for film came back in full swing.

I’ve been re-reading books, pulling out my past research, and diving back into creating films.

3. Progress is: daily practice.

I’m still learning this.

And, I think what may come out of my learnings are that I will be practicing in public too. Progress isn’t one direction from A to B. Instead, it’s the journey. I’ll get better at some things and worse at others. I’ll learn what to start & keep doing and what to stop. This is because the feedback loop for practicing every day: is every day.

I’ll keep practicing, because I love it.


If you have been thinking about getting started writing online too, let me know. I’m happy to share more about the experience and what I learned.

Hop aboard the next cohort: Join Ship 30 for 30

Matt Cici

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