I need to write more

In a way this post is the classic “I’m sorry I haven’t been posting much lately” post.  But the title also means that I had a realization today that I need to write more.  Not write more in the sense that I need to publish more, to pad my cv, although I guess that’s always generally true.  What I mean is that I need to engage more in the act of writing, in the act of writing down my thoughts about whatever it is that I am trying to process at the moment.  When I was writing my last book I was writing everyday, consistently working language into a form that communicated my meaning to others.  But when I am not working on a long project like that, then sometimes I am writing every day, such as when I am working on an article, but most of the time I am not writing every day, but instead filling my days with other tasks, like reading, meeting, email, etc.

This blog is supposed to be a “work blog” and so in writing more on it I do need to limit myself to content that is relevant to my work, but I think I have been censoring much beyond that limit; I have not been writing much here because I have been too conscious of what the audience will think, too worried that the ideas, and the writing, have to be polished before I can hit ‘publish’.  But I think I need to try to let that worry go, and just start writing more.

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2 thoughts on “I need to write more

  1. I’m always happy to read your posts 🙂 Looking forward to reading more as and when… My problem with writing for my own blog is that I sort of run out of time in the rumination and then things slip and so I’ve taken to being more of a ‘curator’ than a writer of blog posts. I entirely sympathise with your concerns re. audience – but like you say, sometimes one has to simply ‘let go’ and see what happens…

    All the best.

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