This is what I wrote on my morning pages today.
I want to write more. I should have a channel to publish it. Keeping a blog seems a bit old-fashioned or fake. On the other hand, I feel intrigued to change the format of this blog back to the old school one where you can chronologically read all the articles one after another.
Writing a blog, which I’ve been since 2007 seems sometimes a bit counterintuitive as the actual writing is overridden with all that search engine optimization, featured images, photos, illustrations, links, tags and marketing the post around the world wide web.
Of course, I could outsource that part if I wanted to but I don’t think it helps. The problem is that the writing itself should be the main point of it.
It would be interesting to try out the Seth Godin way and post a text per day. Whatever comes out on that particular day. Published is better than perfect you know. It might help to get my writing to the next level.
But then there is that language choice. Finnish or English. Don’t know. Sometimes I miss writing in Finnish. There are so many nuances I can’t catch in English and it feels like I can’t express myself as deeply.
On the other hand, this year of changing the language has taught me so much. I still use a dictionary but I can see the development that has happened in my English. It feels more fluent and it’s easier to communicate both when writing and when speaking.
Maybe I could just post in whatever language I feel on that day and have those mixed in the platform still yet to be chosen. Is that weird? Confusing? Maybe. Can I still do it like that? Yes. Why am I thinking about all these details when the point was to write. Write, write, read and then write a bit more.
I already have my morning pages but to write something else too per day seems a fascinating idea for the new, fresh year. I have been interested in many long-time span tasks recently. Listing the books I’ve read, keeping the bullet journal, writing morning pages, you name it. The longer time horizon gives all the tasks a way different angle.
It’s the same with online workshops and communities. When you do a month-long one, you basically need to pause your normal life for a moment to be able to handle it. Yes, it was also a really intense one but I don’t remember doing quite much anything else when I participated in Seth Godins AltMBA last February. (See, Seth Godin again!) Now I’m taking part in In the Collective which lasts the whole year of 2020. How fascinating to see where this all leads!
But do I have what it takes to write every day too? Will I feel anxious about it? Definitely yes on some point but so what. That’s the whole point of the long period of doing it. You will have good days, bad days, great days and the days you don’t remember afterward. To evolve and to see the development, you need to give it some time. Didn’t you by the promise to listen to your intuition more carefully this year? Maybe you should.
Stop whining and start writing.
P.S. Do you want to see how I manage to do that? The daily texts will be published in my Patreon page, divided on different tiers to see. Pick yours and start reading. Or maybe you should be writing too. 😉