A little shocked at how long it’s been

I recently read a mini-article about the importance of writing every day. It’s based on a podcast interview with Seth Godin, who credits his creativity to building the habit of writing in his blog every single day. I decided to take his advice and dive back in to this neglected blog.

I didn’t realize just how neglected this blog had become. Well, looks like we’re starting it up (again) today.

For lack of a better plan (and if I waited until I had a plan for what to write here, it would be another four years before I started writing again), I’ll start off with a list of things I’m going to let go of:

  1. I will let go of the belief that it’s not a “real blog” if I’m not coding it myself. I know that I can, but it’s not where I need to spend most of my time right now.
  2. I will let go of the insecurity that what I’m writing here won’t be valuable to anyone but me. Writing something that is valuable to “just me” is enough.
  3. I will let go of the fear of starting. So here we go.

Now that we’ve got a bit of cruft out of the way, what am I going to pick up?

  1. I will take Godin’s advice and write every day. It won’t be Austen, but it will be real and daily.
  2. I will think about what I might want to write about each night before bed. (It beats thinking about the news!)
  3. I will add to this list as time goes on.

LFG!