If you've talked to me at all lately about my major, you'd know that the reason I left Journalism and switched my major to Telecommunication, is because I feel like the idea of quantity over quality is taking over the Journalism world.
Online media has changed the game. And the sheer number of articles journalists are required to publish, even daily, bothers me.
I want my words to mean something. If I have less words on my blog than the next person but each word I wrote truly meant something, I'd be okay with that.
I believe in quality of quantity.
With that being said, here's my mission.
I have those sticky notes on my wall. 17 of them, each one with a blog post title written on it.
I turn 20 at the end of this month (that's really weird to type/think about because I really just want to be 10).
So, my mission is to have 20 posts on this thing by the day I turn 20.
But not just any 20 posts. I want 20 posts that really mean something.
My promise to myself and to whoever is reading this… I will never write something to just meet a quota.
I will write something because words are my most powerful tool. And I want to use them to do something right and do something big.
So, this "20 by 20" deal really isn't a number challenge.
It's a challenge to myself to find something meaningful to write about every week, if I can.
It's a reminder to myself that numbers aren't everything. Impact is.
If I can find impactful things to write about everyday and exceed 20 posts by 20, that'd be legit. On the other hand, if I don't meet my goal but I know that every post was impactful from this point on, that'd also be legit.
So, if I don't meet my goal of 20 post by age 20, that's totally okay.
I just thought it would be fun to challenge myself and see if I can really make my writing mean something - especially in this next month.
It still humbles me every time someone comes up to me and says something like: "I read your blog, I loved it."
I smile every time and can barely utter out thank you.
It truly blows me away that people actually read my stuff.
I know that this platform I have is a unique deal. So I want to make sure I use it correctly.
I blog for impact. I blog so people can see what the Lord is capable of. If my words even help one person, I'd be over the moon.
So, with that being said, here goes Mission 20 by 20.
A challenge to myself to make sure my words are being written for the right reasons and a prayer that my words can reach people.
**P.S. I realized that I love to write letters to people that have had an impact on my life. So, this led me to launching the Letters section. Here, you'll find a slideshow of pictures. Click them to be brought to any letter-like blog post I've written.
To the people that I love, you deserve all the letters in the world. This section is for you.