How To Use Logs To Easily Write Blog Articles

Published on Aug 23, 2020

I log the tasks I accomplish every day on Makerlog, a community of entrepreneurs working in public. It's been 649 days since I started this habit, and I found it extremely beneficial to raise awareness about my work while developing a rock-solid productivity system.

Strangely enough, I never thought about transforming those logs into full-blown articles. My work often fuels my daily musings, but I never completely leveraged my Makerlog account to write more.

Article ideas aren't always easy to find. Documenting your day is a proven method to generate a lot of content without having to think too much about it. I write up to 700 words on good days, but my average daily count on Cowriters is more like 300 words. Writing another 100 words would compound to an additional 36,500 words per year, which is about the size of a short novel. This opportunity cannot be neglected.

Makerlog allows me to tweet a summary of my logs for a given day. I've been using this feature a lot over the past two years, but I can definitely improve those tweets to make them more personal and educational. Transforming my task logs into full-blown paragraphs—explaining what those tasks are about, why I spent time on them, and how I performed them—is a simple way to crank up another few hundred words, and possibly give birth to full-blown articles.

Add in a short review detailing your mood and some improvement points, and you obtain enough material to write two articles per day.

A few weeks ago, Makerlog added a feature to add a description under each task, so it has made it even easier to record additional information while engaging more readers. I'm very excited about making good use of this new feature in the upcoming days.