Ever since I was in middle school, I’ve liked writing. I’ve written in private journals and on my blog posts, on and off over the years. But I don’t get to write nearly as much as I would love to. Often times, the challenge is to come up with something that is interesting enough to write about. I guess you could think of it as a writer’s block. To fix this problem, I’ve brainstormed (into Workflowy) and come up with tons of ideas for articles and blog posts that are things I’ve wanted to write about but haven’t gotten around to doing so. So I should have plenty to write about for a while yet.
I’m trying to start writing regularly. This is to get my writing muscles flexing and to make writing a more natural thing for myself. As is usually the case for most people, I have a tendency to read way more than write. I’m trying to change that a bit and get into the habit of writing about 300 words daily. It seems like a good word count to write something meaningful within one sitting and on a daily basis: not too much and not too little. Other people may find it easy to try a smaller word count first and then build their way up gradually.
I encourage others to write as well, but I understand that it is not for everyone. Not everyone wants to sit down and put their thoughts in print, even if it’s just online. If one genuinely has something worthwhile to share with the world, writing is a pretty rewarding way to get your word out there. Writing online (for a blog or online publication) is a super easy way to write so it becomes available for the millions of readers on the Internet. So if you have stuff to say that you think can benefit others around the world, just set up a quick blog on wordpress.com or blogspot or some other free blog service and start writing.