Why I publish my blog posts before they are ready

I always wanted to write blog posts, but perfectionism would block me from publishing them. I now put less pressure on myself, write very short and concise posts, and ship it before I feel they are 100% ready.

This is why:

  • The blog posts get published, rather than keep lingering around in my drafts to then be forgotten
  • It makes me focus and write less (no waffle). I ship it before I get a chance to lose focus
  • It helps me learn. Every time I post something I learn what works and what doesn’t from people’s feedback
  • And most importantly: Because it’s live and anyone can see it, it forces me to refine it.

I then only share it on social media when I’m happy with it (usually the next day).