Before dawn, the world is quiet.
My mind is clear, open and ready to receive new thoughts and ideas.
Writing in a personal journal is very different to writing a blog post.
A journal entry is the workings of an unedited mind, flitting from one subject to the next, like a butterfly.
Most people’s minds work in similar fashion, they just don’t always write it down.
Recently I came across a journal entry I’d written in early March 2017 (a typical example of butterfly-flitting.)
Reading the entry back, I realized there were several topics there that I could probably make into a number of blog posts.
I once said – and still believe:
“Even if I write something really rubbish, it might inspire someone else to write something better . . . so I can never really go wrong.”
Whatever anyone writes, is going to inspire someone in some way.
The person I voiced this too was surprised. He called my thought a ‘positive-negative.’
But I truly believe something good always comes out of everything, even the seemingly bad-stuff.
As writers, all we need is a starting point. Someone else’s blog post, a book, a conversation or comment.
We’re all searching for resonance. We all want to find our tribe.
Writers start with a draft post or manuscript. We then edit that rough diamond (over and over) until we are happy – or happier – with it.
One thing I’ve learned is more is not best.
I wrote so much more in my original draft of this post. But I think you’d nod off or lose the will … if I’d included it.
So, I’m leaving it there.
Just to let you know, I spent all day writing this post and I’m still not happy with it.
It’s tiny. It was about ten times the size and I chopped it. Sometimes you can write too much. This is probably too little – not enough.
Gosh this 30 day blog post challenge has not been easy!
If I didn’t need to get a blog post out today I would not post this.
The Search Engine Optimisation tool I’m using is giving the green light and telling me:
Are you kidding me?!
Sometimes you can’t trust an App.