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On the topic of setting goals, I wanted to share with you my own. In the course of a year I will write at least 300 articles pertaining towards personal development, inspirational stories and information, along with internet marketing tips I pick up along the way.

Think I can achieve this? Writing 300 Articles
I guess we will have to wait until next year to find out.

It is not a matter of thinking it, I know it.
I'm looking forward to posting here in a year on how many articles I have written and how appreciative I will be of all you warriors for the inspiration you have given me.

Thanks In Advanced!
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  • Profile picture of the author Entrecon
    How?

    Why?


    If you can't answer those 2 questions you are bound to fail.

    52 weeks in a year, so that means you need to write just under 6 articles per week.
    However, let's say that you want to take a week of vacation and a couple more weeks are around holidays, so let's say 48 weeks, which makes it 6.25 articles per week. Now, if you want weekends off, that gives you 5 days per week leaving you with having to write more than 1 article per day, on average. To stay on track, you need to check in here next Wednesday with 7 articles completed.

    That gives you a how, but still leaves the why. Why do you want to write 300 articles? What do you stand to gain, what is the purpose?

    Clearly define your purpose and lay out the path for getting there.
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    • Profile picture of the author ryanbiddulph
      Good questions I've published over 6000 blog posts in 500 years. Why? To be free. How? By revisiting my why, and by using videos and text posts. I've shared the freedom with others, teaching folks how to circle the globe while making money online....so far, so good Thanks!
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      You'll make it easily Dame, and frankly I think you're setting the bar too low
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    • Profile picture of the author damiensuccess
      Originally Posted by Entrecon View Post

      How?

      Why?


      If you can't answer those 2 questions you are bound to fail.

      52 weeks in a year, so that means you need to write just under 6 articles per week.
      However, let's say that you want to take a week of vacation and a couple more weeks are around holidays, so let's say 48 weeks, which makes it 6.25 articles per week. Now, if you want weekends off, that gives you 5 days per week leaving you with having to write more than 1 article per day, on average. To stay on track, you need to check in here next Wednesday with 7 articles completed.

      That gives you a how, but still leaves the why. Why do you want to write 300 articles? What do you stand to gain, what is the purpose?

      Clearly define your purpose and lay out the path for getting there.
      How? a sum up your paragraph in 2 words - Persistent Dedication
      Why? It feels right. I enjoy writing, and describing my thoughts towards human emotions, actions, reactions, and everything that goes on up inside that mysterious mainframe we call a brain. The purpose is for a better understanding of myself and others and to connect build a strong connection with those aiming for similar goals.

      As for why 300... You may find this funny.. At first it was a symbolic number with no set time for completion. After watching the accomplishments of the Spartans with only 300 men against thousands. It made me think about "Odds" and that no matter what the odds are you will always stand a chance when you put in your effort. Provide quality over quantity and you shall stand above thousands.

      An inspiring writer I seen has written well over 3000 articles, and still consistent, efficient and dedicated. I more thought about what I should be able to accomplish in 365 days, and when I took a Zero off 3000 I came back to that same number...
      So,,
      I said to myself.. "This Is Sparta!" haha

      As for vacation, holiday, and such, I feel I am more inspired to write during these times then any other. With an hour of writing at 50 WPM and half hour research and verification I usually have one written and waiting for my beautiful and genius proofreader. So the amount of writing will certainly not be a problem. I suspect some days I may have several articles to write.


      Drem - Thanks for the advise. Your totally right on quality over quantity. After writing a few very long articles I had realized there are much more efficient ways to write. Sometimes we try to get too much out and speak too broad of a topic.

      Ryan - We gotta meet up.. Please turn me into a vampire... So I can live 500 years too...
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  • Profile picture of the author drem
    Originally Posted by damiensuccess View Post

    On the topic of setting goals, I wanted to share with you my own. In the course of a year I will write at least 300 articles pertaining towards personal development, inspirational stories and information, along with internet marketing tips I pick up along the way.

    Think I can achieve this? Writing 300 Articles
    I guess we will have to wait until next year to find out.

    It is not a matter of thinking it, I know it.
    I'm looking forward to posting here in a year on how many articles I have written and how appreciative I will be of all you warriors for the inspiration you have given me.

    Thanks In Advanced!
    As a writer, I know you can achieve this goal. I would recommend a few things:

    1. Make a good content strategy and be as detailed as possible.
    2. Schedule posts weeks in advance so that if something unexpected occurs, your content is still posted.
    3. Dedicate a day or a few days a week to writing. Perhaps you are a person that gets motivation at midnight, sit down and write. I personally like to write a few articles in a row and schedule them for my blog.

    I would caution you to remember that quality is better than quantity. If your average article comes out to 3,000 words, it will be very difficult to sustain that amount of writing every day and do anything else.

    Good luck with your goal! Ryan is an awesome guy btw.
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  • Profile picture of the author cyberzolo
    It will be hard and you definitely need a content plan that you should follow every week. Def got your work cut out for you, but it is possible if you are disciplined.
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  • Profile picture of the author Dain Supero
    The 300 Article Workout.

    Your name does have the word success in it, so there's your answer.

    Get it.
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  • Profile picture of the author stopper
    You really motivate me with your resolve. I wish I could partner with you for encouragement. I need to write 30 articles in a month and take it from there. I hope to do it for not less than 3 months. It you are apt for the project you could pm me and we could check up one our progress.
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  • Profile picture of the author laurencewins
    @ Ryan, are you a vampire?

    @Damien. That is roughly 1 article per day so that's easy to achieve. I say that as a writer myself. I have written well over 5000 articles in 4.5 years as well as a LOT of other stuff.

    Keep a separate record of those articles and see just how many you have done in the next 365 days.
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  • Profile picture of the author RogozRazvan
    Actually, it is a good idea but not for the reasons most people think.

    By writing these 300 articles, you will:
    1) Clarify your own thoughts.
    2) Become a better writer.
    3) Understand what you really need to do.
    4) Build social proof.

    Will all of them be good? No, I assume 50% will be crap. But writing 300 article beats spending 300 hours studying new IM.

    Good luck!
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  • Profile picture of the author damiensuccess
    Appreciating the support and tips from everyone more than you may realize.

    After 5 years of trialing success and failure I come to realize a more accurate path for myself.
    Two years ago started that change, and with those changes came new perspectives, and new realizations. After getting involved with motivational material, I later took a large part of my days for developing myself personally. My interest in this grew dramatically. Asking the whys and hows, and trying to understand the meaning to everything personal development had to offer.

    My interpretations on a couple topics really interested several people, and they had described my material as a new and easier way of understanding things.

    Then came Warrior Forum. Wow, you guys have been great! I really mean that. Because of everyone here, I have been developing great habits and taking more control of my life. Taking action, and enjoying every moment of it!

    Enjoy What You DO
    I believe that is key to knowing your on the right path.. Not just a successful path, but your successful path
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  • Profile picture of the author MrTwoFister
    Have a strategy.

    Adjust your goal along the way if you need to, and don't beat yourself up if you do.
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