Love Hate Relationship
I imagine folks have landed here and come to the conclusion that I had an idea of blogging, but did not follow through. It's true. I've never really been a writer and I was doing some consistency in 2017, but can't say I fell in love with it. That said, the intention was always to do better. It's hard to be good at anything when you don't practice. What I now know is that my writing needs to be like my hair. It can't take much time to do or I won't do it. Being a perfectionist, I would get into long editing cycles, then SEO, etc. Ain't nobody got time for that! I just want to write and keep it simple. I won't try to be SEO, word count, or picture compliant. I've never been one to follow rules that did not make much since to me, so why now? This year I'll aim to write something once a week. I have multiple sites, so maybe not on all of them, but I'll post something.
I will say, the things I write about I enjoy either the topic or just sharing about it. My writing has gotten much better over the years for sure. Often times in my work I found myself helping others learn to be concise and say a lot with few words. We're at a point in our lives where most of us are inundated with noise, information, and distractions. Hats off to folks that have learned to simplify and be present in life, but it's simply not the norm for most. Being concise is an art and takes practice. I suggest honing this skill for professional life. You'd be surprised how much more effective you could be if folks would read your email the first time. Here's a hint, nobody wants to read a book or be impressed by your long-ass sentences and incredible vocabulary. Get to the damn point!