500 Words Writing Challenge

Hey, guess I’m back.

I’m doing this writing challenge created by Jeff Goins called 500 Words Writing Challenge.

The idea is that you basically need to write at least 500 words daily for 31 days.

I think it’s forbidden to edit (I’m assuming) and you just need to freely write instead.

What’s In It For You?

Well for a starter, if you join this free challenge; you’ll build up some discipline on the habit of writing.

You’ll get a link back from Jeff Goins’ blog next to almost 2,000 other heroic people who took the challenge.

You can join their Facebook group for accountability and even tweet your progress with the hash tag #my500words.

Final but not least important, you can sign up to Jeff’s list and get even more free updates and writing prompts.

And, if you’re interested in becoming a better writer, I strongly recommend you check out what he has published on Amazon.

Challenges In The Past

In case you’re not familiar with what I do, I have done plenty of challenges in the past.

Anything from running marathons with no training, several one hand push-ups, staying sober and yes, even daily writing challenges.

At some point, I was terrified of recording videos and for many reasons, but the biggest one has to be lack of self confidence.

I decided to do a video review challenge for seven straight days to see what would happen and surprisingly enough, it took care of that ridiculous fear I had about doing videos.

In fact, doing videos grew up so much on me, that now I have recorded something around 600 and 700 talking head videos (not keeping count anymore) and I’m definitely going to keep doing more.

So if you ever thought that doing challenges to create good habits (or get rid of bad habits) didn’t work, think twice then.

Where Am I Going To Do This Writing Challenge?

I wasn’t sure if I should use MarketingWithSergio.com or SergioFelix.me

I decided to stop thinking about it and go with the flow.

Short story, I’ll write and publish my daily articles wherever I feel like so it can be either of those two places.

That means you should follow me either on twitter, facebook, youtube or google+ if you want to keep on the loop.

Note: This is the exact part where you get confused because I’m not enticing you to sign up to some e-mail list and get updates.

Trust me, I know what I’m doing.

So with that marketing part out of the way, check this video out now.

500 Words Writing Challenge Video

I recorded this video during my lunch break today.

You’ll get to see a few (or many lol) pronouncing mistakes here and there but that’s who I am.

I don’t have time for perfection anymore or I’d never get anything done.

Keeping Myself Accountable

I’m going to be logging my progress outside of the blog because I need to keep track of other things.

For that, I’m using something called coach.me


So there you have it.

I almost forgot to tell you why I decided to jump on this challenge but I just remembered.

As an Internet Marketer I’m always trying new things and I realized I’ve never published anything on Amazon.

Basically, I want to test the market and also use this challenge as an excuse to write a little bit more seriously.

With that said, thank you for visiting, reading, watching and commenting.

Hope you decide to make something that pushes you forward today.


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12 Responses to 500 Words Writing Challenge

  1. Kathleen VanBeekom March 20, 2015 at 9:07 am #

    Hi Sergio,

    This is a fantastic idea! I bought a book from a bigwig about 10 years ago, basically he wrote the same thing, but his advice was to write 2,500 words daily. That seemed daunting so I never really got to it. I have a habit of talking out loud to myself suddenly in short bursts while working, sometimes loudly, releasing “brain farts” as I tell my housemate, and he has to get accustomed to it. Maybe I should write 500 words daily instead! I’ll do a subject other than marketing, such as beadwork, that makes me yell out in frustration many times per day!

    • Sergio Felix March 20, 2015 at 10:22 am #

      Hey Kathleen, I wouldn’t do a 2,500 words challenge or at least, not right now.

      It’s probably easy for someone who is a professional writer like Patrick Griffin though. ;-)

      But doing 500 words a day is really easy.

      I wrote this article in one sitting last night and it didn’t take that long to put it together.

      If you’re passionate about beadwork talking about it will make this a lot easier for you and could be fun for you and your readers as well!

      Thank you for stopping by, hope you’re having a fantastic day. ;-)

      PS. Do you have a blog somewhere?

      • Kathleen VanBeekom March 20, 2015 at 8:30 pm #

        Yes, just started one, hope to keep up with the 500 words daily for 31 days.

        • Sergio Felix March 20, 2015 at 8:50 pm #

          Can you enter that as your URL instead of your lead capture page you had before?

          The idea of leaving comments on blogs are mainly to show what we are doing to other people so we can either teach them something or learn something from new visitors.

          I’ll update this URL and the first one with the direct blog now. ;-)

          PS. I know nothing about hand-made stuff though!

  2. Andrew Stark March 20, 2015 at 11:40 am #

    My daily task is CTP login, bid for thumbvu spotlight, and surf 10 at sweeva.

    Even if I’m not at my computer I can complete these tasks on my phone, and it seems to be working. Look forward to seeing / reading the output’s.


    • Sergio Felix March 20, 2015 at 12:28 pm #

      Hey Andrew, well I was talking about a writing challenge here but I’m glad you shared what you’re doing in the traffic exchange world man.

      Even better if it’s bringing positive results!

  3. Adrienne March 20, 2015 at 2:21 pm #

    Hey Sergio,

    Knowing you with challenges you’ll conquer this one too.

    I’ve only been a part of one challenge so far and of course it has to do with what I wanted to accomplish at that time. Writing isn’t an issue for me so I think I’ll have to pass on this one but I wish you and everyone else the best of luck and will check out your progress.

    Keep it up and enjoy your weekend. Happy writing.


    • Sergio Felix March 20, 2015 at 4:34 pm #

      Hey Adrienne, thanks a lot!

      I’m doing it basically for a few different things but I’ll write about them in the upcoming days instead of explaining the entire project here.

      Another thing is, if I know one thing about you is you can definitely write… and a lot! lol

      So a writing challenge is completely out of the question for you but, what about writing a kindle book then?

      I’m not sure what are you involved with right now (hence why I’m asking) but I’m 100% a kindle book would be awesome.

      Thanks for stopping by and the good wishes, can’t wait to get out of the office already and start working on a few things I have still pending in my home office.

  4. Mark March 25, 2015 at 5:51 pm #

    Wow Sergio!

    Forgive me, but I would have never thought of you as one who might initially
    be camera shy!

    That type of posture just din’t come across in your comments on my blog!LOL!

    But hey, challenges are cool, especially when you have some sort of accountability partner(s.)

    And hopefully, you’ll follow through and complete your latest one and you can share the final outcome with us, by either doing a video and or blog post, or both!

    Take care and don’t forget to stay on top of things!

    • Sergio Felix March 25, 2015 at 11:15 pm #

      Hey Mark, well it took me an entire year to create my very first video so no man, it was an entire process I had to go through!

      I’m still writing every day, just not doing it on these blogs as I said I was going to (I’m writing a kindle book)

      Thanks for stopping by and you bet I’m going to record a video at the end, take care!

  5. Cararta April 10, 2016 at 3:58 pm #

    Thought I’d come read and catch up before you delete all this. I will have some heavy duty editing of links to do.

    You can write 500 words in your sleep. Maybe the everyday part is the challenge for you!


    • Sergio Felix April 10, 2016 at 6:29 pm #

      LOL Cararta, don’t want to link to a weird website anymore eh? ;-)

      I just don’t have (nor will have) time for blogging anymore.

      That’s one of the main reasons I’m shutting my marketing blog but I think you are really going to like what I’ll come up with instead.

      It’s just a matter of a few weeks and you’ll start seeing the changes, hopefully for good!

      Thanks again for coming here and always offering me your support.

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