July: A Post A Day

It’s 4:35am on Tuesday July 1, 2014.

This month I have decided to try something new. I am going to post something here every day.

Daily Journal Entries

For the last year and a half I have been writing daily in a Levenger 5 year journal (hat tip to Patrick Rhone). It only allows for about 5 lines of text to capture your entire day.

daily journal

These short journal entries have been extremely helpful for me. Having the documentation is nice, but it is also very therapeutic to write down something about the day… every day.

Fact: I’ve kept a journal in some format, off and on since I was 17 years old. I still have those journals in a box in the closet right now.

So I’m going to expand that process here and see if the phenomenon continues.

And just like with the journal, if I happen to miss a day… It’s not the end of the world. But I’ll do my best not to miss.

This Website Is (Kind Of) A Public Journal

And as I have discovered after posting here regularly for the last year, these posts help me as much as they help you.

It was an unexpected benefit of writing on this site and may sound strange, but going over the details within each post reignites the thoughts and processes in my own head and keeps me fresh.

  • Writing about online marketing makes me better at online marketing
  • writing about meditation improves my meditation game
  • writing about feeling good makes me feel good.

If you don’t understand what I’m talking about, I encourage you to start a blog or begin writing in a journal today. If you stick with it for some time, you’ll see what I’m talking about.

And you’ll probably want to do it every day.

  • http://www.benokumura.com Benny O

    I’ve found that writing a journal about what you learn as a media buyer helps you to continously improve how you work and operate. Like you i’ve had one off and on since I was a teenager. Always changing the focus but the concept remains the same. To learn about what life throws at you and reframe the bad things so that you can move forward in a positive light.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      Me too Benny. I keep a daily journal of all of my campaigns and I can’t tell you how many times going back and reading it has helped me.
      I find it helps me keep for making the same mistakes twice

  • Reid Yamamoto

    Go Malan! I’ll be looking forward to a post a day from my favorite blogger.

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      Thanks Reid! Appreciate the support man

  • Iliyan Deyanov Tsonev

    You can bet that i will read every post you publish here in your blog 🙂

    • http://malandarras.com/ Malan Darras

      Cool lliyan, it should be an interesting month 🙂

  • http://www.ochoamedia.com Edgar Ochoa

    Nice Malan, looking forward to all your post man!

    I have tried in the past to write more often, but it’s harder than it looks… and you make it look so simple… And thank you!