Matt: I Want You To Blog

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Matt Mullenweg, co-creator of WordPress and a prolific blogger, wrote an inspirational birthday gift post asking people to write a blog as a birthday present for him and share a link on his blog site. 

Publish a post. About anything! It can be long or short, a photo or a video, maybe a quote or a link to something you found interesting. Don’t sweat it. Just blog. Share something you created, or amplify something you enjoyed. It doesn’t take much. The act of publishing will be a gift for you and me.

That’s what I want for my birthday. If you link to this post and use WordPress the Pingback system will notify me about your post and it will show up in the comment stream, but I’m okay even if you don’t use WordPress, just post something and send me a link.

– Matt Mullenweg

Many people responded to his call and shared a link of their post on the comment section of the posts. At the time of writing, there were 200 entries in the comment section of the post, and he wrote that he read every single comment.

I thought I would archive the links to the respondent’s blog post, so that I can read them when I get more time.

Some selected blogs

Below is a list of a few selected blog post links shared in response to Matt’s “I want you to write a blog” post:

Without knowing Matt’s call, I was in a writing mania for several days and wrote over 35 short blog posts that are scheduled to be posted daily on this site while I’d be traveling abroad.

Happy 40th Birthday, Matt! Thank you for inspiring me to blog, something I have been doing since 2016 on and off and more regularly over the past few years.

“Publish a post. About anything! It can be long or short, a photo or a video, maybe a quote or a link to something you found interesting. Don’t sweat it. Just blog. Share something you created, or amplify something you enjoyed. It doesn’t take much. The act of publishing will be a gift for you and me.”

– Matt Mullenweg

Co-creator of WordPress, on Birthday Gift