Jonathan Mann has been writing and performing one new song every day for more than 2,000 days—generating more than 15.3 million views and gaining over 31,000 subscribers.
Along the way, musician/comedian Jack Dolgen decided to follow Jonathan’s lead by creating his own song-a-day project. The result? A parody/collection of 365 individual excuses for why Jack wasn’t able to produce a song each day.
All together, Jack’s videos showcase the roadblocks we face when trying to produce something new. Or, as Jonathan observes, “why people don’t make or create as much as they want to.”
The lesson here is to not let excuses or the pursuit of perfection get in the way of producing something, learning, getting better, and achieving your goals.
Michael has more than 20 years of experience utilizing Web and new media in higher education, nonprofit, and business sectors. Among his many accomplishments, he founded a Web and new media consulting company—VanPutten Interactive—to serve clients specializing in public works, social work, higher education, documentary film, and professional development. In his current role at Bronson Healthcare, he provides leadership for digital marketing, communications, and innovative utilization of new media. Michael has a master’s degree in educational technology from Western Michigan University.