Imagine writing something every day. Would it be fun, would it be boring, would you learn from it, and where would it lead? Why would you do it:
- Improve your writing skill.
- Practise self discipline.
- Share ideas and thoughts others may benefit from.
- Learn about the things you write about.
- As a form of marketing if you run a business or similar.
- Participate in the global discussion, and thereby our collective consciousness.
And still, for me, it is both scary and difficult to start on such a habit, so I ask myself, why I do not write regularly yet?
- I am not a writer, – but writing is the way to becoming one
- I will write boring stuff, – but the reader is not forced to read it, and practice is a way to learn to make it less boring
- I want to stay in my comfort zone, – but the only way to expand my comfort zone is to go beyond it.
- I will look stupid with the things I write, – but I will likely look less stupid than if I do not write at all. Also no expression is also an expression. When I feel like this, it also shows that I am taking myself way to serious.
- I do not have time, – but it will also save time when writing becomes faster and more natural.
I decide to do the experiment and see where it leads. I will make and take this challenge for myself: Try to write almost every day, and publish it.
My basic approach is:
- Add regular writing in the calendar.
- First, write anything without any filters or major editing/deleting, then rewrite afterwards.
- Decide always to press the “publish”-button when writing-time is done, (the text itself is never perfectly done).