Many of you might know that I fancy myself a writer. Not as eloquent as say a Thoreau or Poe but a writer none the less. Over the past 20 years I’ve put out more content (that’s what they call it now) in the old days we would call it prose, that have spoken on the topics of religion, family, business and of course leadership development. I pride myself, or at least I did, on my knowledge of leadership development.
It occurred to me, that over the past year, my writing has dwindled down to maybe a post or two here and there on Social media. As a matter of fact, Social Media has been the bane for writers. It constricts the flow of thought down to 140 characters. In some cases, the wordsmith, knowing his audience hasn’t the attention span of a Labrador retriever, must cut down our thoughts to a sentence or two at the most.
Those days are over. I’ve decided, in 2019 to go back to my first love. That is writing. Writing on topics as I see fit and hoping that my audience enjoys my varied thoughts as I do conveying those ideas.
The hard part is expanding my thoughts, which have been stunted over the past 20 years of social media starvation. The best way I can think of is to just write. Each day, just as I did back in 2012, when I recorded over 200 videos, an epic feat. I will write each day.
This could turn into an exercise that others can use in their day to day experience. Yes, I can see it now. Want to lose weight, just do a little each day. Want to learn a new language. Learn one or two new words a day. Want to eat an elephant…. You get the idea.
Do a little something every day. Oh, I hate to use the dreaded hashtag #DoSomethingEvryDay, but it fits may become a national trend. No longer will people feel that they must reinvent the wheel. All they must do is #DoSomethingEvryDay to succeed in anything in life.
Today is my first day. It took me all of 15 minutes. I am well on my way to becoming, once again, the writer I always thought I would be.