Based in Chicago, Omerisms is a blog by Omer Abdullah. His posts explore Ideas, perspectives and points of view across business, sales, marketing, life and (sometimes) football (the real kind).

Omerisms Turns 3
Image by    usman zahoor    from    Pixabay

Image by usman zahoor from Pixabay

With all that’s going on, I completely forgot that, 10 days ago, this blog turned 3.

That’s a little hard for me to believe considering that for, so many years, the blog was just an idea. I felt I should write a blog, that I wanted to write one, that I really needed to start one. But as so often happens, I kept putting it in a bin called “later”. 

But during the summer of 2016, I got to the point where “later” felt like “now or never”, and so, in August of that year, I decided to put up (instead of shut up) and launched Omerisms.

It launched with my first post on putting yourself out there - which talked about the idea that, at some point, you just have to put everything else aside, and just do it. Forget the education, the learning, the perfection - that’s a never ending quest. At some point, you just have to get out there and start doing. It will be imperfect, for sure, but at least you’ll be doing. And that gets the ball rolling.

The next step, of course, is to keep doing, which is what I’ve done - 2 posts (at least) every week for the last 3 years, save for a short break for personal reasons in July 2018. I’m pretty proud of that. 

If there’s anything to learn from my experience (and I think I’ve said this on each of the last 2 anniversaries), it is that just doing is a big step and, often, enough. 

After that, keep doing. Be consistent. Don’t worry about what anyone else says or thinks. If it feels right to you, that’s what matters.  

So, to those of you who’ve stuck with me since day one, those who’ve joined along the way, as well as those who have jumped in and out over the years, I’d like to say Thank You. It really means a lot that you take the time to read what I write. 

Some of you have told me that some of what I’ve written has helped you at various points along your own journeys, and that is incredibly gratifying. Thanks for letting me be a part of that, in some small way.

And so, as we head towards 2020, Omerisms rolls on. Let’s see what the next year holds.

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