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100 Lessons Learned from Writing 100 Blog Posts

100 lessons learnedThis is my 100th blog post. While I am excited about the amount of content created, I am even more focused on what I’ve learned in this time. I started this blog in 2010 when I was working on a few client projects at an advertising agency in Connecticut. Today, I work in tech creating content that helps hundreds if not thousands of customers and non-customers everyday.

Even more amazing is the family I’ve created in the time since I started this blog. I have a husband, a son, a house, and a great support system and community. Writing over these years has shown my progression and growth. Looking back, I can find hundreds of lessons learned from my experience. Today, in the spirit of the 100th post, here are 100 of those lessons.

  1. Strive for the best everyday.
  2. Put your family first.
  3. Make yourself a very close second.
  4. Go on vacation.
  5. Explore life.
  6. Don’t burn bridges.
  7. Be optimistic.
  8. Focus on the moment you’re in.
  9. Don’t sweat the small stuff.
  10. Find joy and love in everything you do.
  11. Look for the signs.
  12. 13 is still my lucky number.
  13. Find your focus.
  14. Then focus on what works.
  15. Listen to those around you.
  16. Know there is always someone better than you.
  17. Find a mentor.
  18. Learn something new everyday.
  19. The snow will melt.
  20. Be yourself.
  21. Have fun.
  22. Don’t be afraid to speak your mind.
  23. Be competitive.
  24. But be a team player.
  25. Take a break from your smartphone.
  26. Take a break from TV.
  27. Take a break from the Internet.
  28. Drink less coffee.
  29. Remember your dream.
  30. Strive for that dream everyday.
  31. If you’re not happy, change what you’re doing.
  32. Don’t double check, triple check your work.
  33. Travel at least once a quarter.
  34. Learn more from your dog.
  35. Learn more from your kids.
  36. Get outside and play.
  37. Buy local.
  38. Give, give, give.
  39. Make the most of what you have.
  40. There’s a reason for everything.
  41. Trust your gut.
  42. Heal old wounds.
  43. The show must go on.
  44. Give second chances.
  45. Don’t worry about tomorrow, you did that yesterday.
  46. Achieve your goals.
  47. Follow the fear.
  48. No idea is a bad idea.
  49. Smile more.
  50. Frown less.
  51. Try something new.
  52. You can’t plan everything in life.
  53. Jealously gets you nowhere.
  54. It’s OK to suck at your passion.
  55. Reconnect with old friends.
  56. Network everyday.
  57. You’ll find fun in old school board games and pinball.
  58. Communities are everywhere and joining them is easy.
  59. Give back.
  60. The first idea in your head is sometimes the best idea.
  61. But get a second opinion.
  62. Be open-minded.
  63. You can’t do everything yourself.
  64. So seek help from others.
  65. And have faith in others.
  66. Blaze new trails.
  67. Failure is fine.
  68. Blog during the holidays.
  69. Can you build it? Yes you can!
  70. Sign up for the conferences you’ve always wanted to go to.
  71. Sit next to someone you don’t know.
  72. Take more pictures.
  73. Sit in the front row.
  74. Wake up early to exercise.
  75. Find apps to help you achieve your goals.
  76. Don’t conform.
  77. Keep at your goals no matter what.
  78. Don’t Reply All.
  79. Look at your results often.
  80. Do something about those results.
  81. You can learn a lot from a 14-year-old.
  82. There’s a ton of content to create about Border Collies.
  83. Wearable technology can change your life.
  84. Love the ones you’re with.
  85. Relax more.
  86. Stress less.
  87. Remember the forest through the trees.
  88. Cleaning is overrated.
  89. Naps are good.
  90. Walk during every conference call.
  91. Stretch everyday.
  92. Yoga is your friend.
  93. Find ways to have fun without spending money.
  94. Cruising is the best.
  95. You can grow your Klout score when on maternity leave.
  96. Bacon really does make everything better. (Look at the photo again!)
  97. Give shout outs to those you admire.
  98. All boats rise.
  99. There really is an app for that.
  100. Don’t ever stop writing.

What other lessons have you learned while blogging over time? Share your ideas here and thank you for your years of reading, following, liking and sharing. I look forward to the next 100 blog posts.

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