I’m writing this in public as a way to sharpen my mind and improve my writing.
I’ve been writing privately for many years. You know, a journal. I use both paper and pencil and a digital platform called 750words.com because I like the tactile nature of actually drawing words on paper. Sometimes I like to draw abstract art too. I use a notebook with no lines so I can write as big or as small as I want, or in circles or sideways. It’s my art.
I also use 750words.com because it’s digital and I can type faster than I can write. It’s saved up in the cloud (funny, the cloud is not up 🙂 and it has a whole system that helps you to write every day. So, I’ve been trying to keep a streak of writing every day. Some months are better than others, but I’m mostly doing it… writing at least 750 words every day. I’ll miss a few here and there, but I’m writing a lot.
But it’s not good writing. It’s dumping my thoughts in a free form ramble, which is good to get the stuff out, but it’s not something for public consumption.
This stuff here, on the other hand, is public (even though only two of you read it.) This is published. So, it requires at least a little bit of thought. Maybe. But as you’ll see, I think years of rambling text in my private space will influence this public stuff pretty easily. Maybe like this post here.
Another tactic is just to start writing, because it takes too much effort to think about what I’m going to say and come up with something super smart. It usually comes to me after I start writing. Because I have to come up with the next sentence.
Like this one here. See how easy that was? It doesn’t have to be smart.
Stupid is smart.
This is a stupid post.
And there it is, another post about how I don’t write in here very often. (I tried not to do it, promise.)
Stay tuned. There might be another post soon, or 6 months from now.