Today, I got a note from one of my favorite newsletter plugs – Trevor McKendrick, with a subject – “Should I shut down the newsletter?”

When I read through the email, I understood where he was coming from.

The interesting thing about blogging is that it opens exciting doors. Doors to spaces where the work required seems to expand in ways that limit your writing time.

He is currently going through a phase of overwhelming work required for his new startup.

He asked – “So what should I do? Keep toughing it out? Find something else to talk about that takes less time? Shut it down? Something else?”

My reply was short – “Keep toughing it out. This is the messy middle. The friction you are experiencing will help to sieve out the clutter.”

I am thankful for difficult periods of growth that sharpen focus.

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