Part of the reason why I keep working on Dev-eryday is to get better as a writer. Every week I post at least a “Weekly Update” post. Writing posts for the site isn’t always the most enjoyable thing, but I never regret the time spent working on them. With each post I feel my writing gets a little better. I’m still nowhere close to the greats, but I’m making progress. This week I read Letting Go of the Words: Writing Web Content that Works and it’s got me thinking a lot about the style and content of what I’m publishing. There’s a lot of room for growth. The book goes into great detail about how we can make our writing better for people who consume it digitally. It doesn’t just cover content though, it also shares tips on how to present it, improving drafts, testing Anyone writing content on the web should at least skim this book. There are a lot of lessons to be found.
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This week I’m going to run a lot. My target is 25 miles for the week. With the arrival of September, it was time to start up a new monthly challenge. This month I’ve decided to attempt to run 100 miles. I’m pretty sure that’s far more than I’ve ever ran in a single month. It’s only the second day of the month and I’m up to 15 miles already, 15% of the way to the finish line. It’s probably going to be a struggle, but I think I can make it happen. You have to synthesize the stuff you really want. This challenge will push me physically and likely lead to quite a bit of mental growth too. I’m excited for it.