On Writing

I wonder how long I’ll keep writing in this blog.  I have no plans to stop, but it’s a funny thing about blogging.  Is there an end?

I don’t think I’m even close to being done with this one, but sometimes I just don’t have the time, or should I say I don’t make the time, to write in it.  Other times I’m not sure about what to write.  Sometimes I want to write about something, but I don’t feel like I have the full story yet, or a way of telling it.  Sometimes I start writing about something, but it goes nowhere and I never click the “publish” button.

But the thing I love about my blog, is that it keeps me writing. And I think that is what will keep me going for quite some time.

I’m no professional, and don’t aspire to be a proffessional writer, but I love putting my story into words and seeing what unfolds.  I love putting pictures with those words.  I have a very small audience reading this blog, but I still get nervous about clicking that “publish” button, knowing I’m putting myself out there. That’s another reason I’m doing this. To be okay with that.

Recently I read a book called Rework by Jason Fried.  It’s a quick read about why the established way of doing business doesn’t work, and in it I found another great reason to keep writing.

Hire the Better Writer

Here’s what he says:

If you are trying to decide among a few people to fill a position hire the best writer. It doesn’t matter if the person is marketer, salesperson, designer, programmer, or whatever, their writing skills will pay off. That’s because being a good writer is about more than writing clear writing. Clear writing is a sign of clear thinking. Great writers know how to communicate. They make things easy to understand. They can put themselves in someone else’s shoes. They know what to omit. And those are qualities you want in any candidate. Writing is making a comeback all over our society… Writing is today’s currency for good ideas.”

I love that.

2 thoughts on “On Writing

  1. It has been my long held opinion, that for all the wonderful stuff money can buy these days, schools still need to teach kids to WRITE well.

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