This week we played like we wanted to lose.
On the brink of 100 straight days of content…
I’m grateful we didn’t.
It was close one. But it shouldn’t have been.
I made some boneheaded decisions that cost us.
Luckily, I had some teammates who were able to bail me out.
Fourth Quarter of the Third Game
Good thing I’ve turned my 2020 Content Challenge into a team sport.
Otherwise, I’d probably be writing a different post right now. I’d be writing about starting my streak over, like I did so many times during last year’s content challenge. Left to me alone, I might have taken an L this week.
That would have been a damn shame.
On Tuesday of this week, I’ll set my longest streak of consecutive content ever. On Friday, I’ll break triple digits. That feels a lot better than starting back at 1.
Sure, there is still a lot going on in the world. But that’s really no excuse for my personal performance (or lack thereof) this week.
I did dominant my clients’ accounts, as per usual.
But I neglected my own highest-priority projects. I pulled out some more trick plays and let some of my team fill in for me.
That’s not the type of fourth quarter performance I expect from myself.
Totally unacceptable—under ANY circumstances.
Moreover, in the middle of this Coronavirus thing, there is massive opportunity for a man of my talents. Business owners are at home right now. So are their (former?) employees. Great time to expand both my marketing and work from home brands.
Funnily enough, My 2020 Goals already had video on the calendar for April:
There are a lot of people that could use my help.
And I’m the type of weirdo that gets off on Servant Leadership.
I expect a massive bounceback in Game 4.
Zach Bradshaw Publishing 3/22/20 – 3/28/20
This week saw some of the usual suspects.
Credit Cards still going ham. More work on some of my most important Heroes and Favorites. Yeah, that’s always great. But I’ve missed on some of my originally-planned objectives. I did some catching up on some of them from January and February. But those should really be saved for June, aka my update month.
Here’s the full play-by-play:
Sunday March 22nd
- Published 2020 Content Challenge Week 12 Post | ZB.com
Monday March 23rd
- Created AMEX Corporate Platinum Page | ZB.com
Tuesday March 24th
- Updated Website Migration Services Page | GSP.com
- Updated Content Optimization Services Page | GSP.com
Wednesday March 25th
- Created AMEX Corporate Gold Page | ZB.com
Thursday March 26th
- Updated Factual Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Express Update Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Neustar Localeze Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Bing Places Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Acxiom Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Manta Optimization Guide | GSP.com
- Updated Citysearch Optimization Guide | GSP.com
Friday March 27th
- Created AMEX Corporate Green Page | ZB.com
Saturday March 28th
- Updated Tim Pool Page | ZB.com
The Week Ahead
After last week:
My weekly content streak now is up to 94 days (begun December 26th, 2019).
My longest streak so far was 96 days during my 2019 Daily Content Challenge.
Based on scheduling, I’m already set to extend that for 2 more.
So did I actually win March?
Yeah, but it really doesn’t feel like it. Many of my original objectives are getting neglected.
And yet, my 2020 Content Challenge marches on. So we’re 3-0.
Next week though, I have a feeling it’s gonna’ get cutthroat.