Here are three very important things I’ve learned from writing twice weekly.
- Writing is a learnable skill. I personally feel my writing keeps getting better all the time. My writing tempo and cadence has naturally evolved. This evolution has occurred largely during the past six months. I didn’t have a clue about tempo and cadence two years ago.
- Ideas (and thinking) take time to develop. Blogs I wrote eighteen months ago led to blogs I wrote twelve months ago that led to blogs I wrote six months ago. And blogs I wrote last month will no doubt lead to new ideas (and blogs) in the next few months. One group of posts becomes a foundation for the next group of posts.
- Write from the heart. My early posts where sterile in retrospect. They were written primarily from the head. I’m learning to write from the heart. I’m learning to let my writing reveal more of my thinking, my feelings, and my inner thoughts. Scary? Yes. Better writing? I think so.
Thank you to all who have regularly been reading my posts. Your support and comments are much appreciated.
My regular readership seems to double every six to eight months. I’m blown away!
Thanks to Cory, my new editor since January of this year for the watchful eye and fine editing skills. Working with Cory has forced me to become a better writer. And my continued thanks to Jana who both pushed me and put up with me single-handedly through the early days … and continues to put up with me to this day. Both of you have contributed immensely to my growth as a writer.
I’m including links to eight of my blogs from the last 100 that seem extra relevant in one way or the other … I’ll see you at 300 … and twice weekly in between.