Every time I sit down to write a blog post, I stare blankly at the computer screen. For some reason, writing for public consumption in this format is difficult for me. Now, let it be a Facebook post and I will IN for the READ of a lifetime in 60 seconds or less. Terrible. I am working to be better at writing though.
I am reminded of W.E.B. DuBois. I do not know who told me this information, but I “know” that he was a prolific writer because he sat down to write every single day.
I am working on it.
Instead of waiting for the new year to jump start the practice, I am taking the approach that “what better time than now” to start doing what you always said you were going to do. I know people want me to write, expect me to write, think that I do write, but all I really have is a bunch of jumbled thoughts from hours of internet-gazing on social media. I am lucky. My social media feed is full of conscious, engaged and socially relevant posts that keep me abreast of local, national and global news with little droplets of entertainment such as this gem.
I am going to make an effort to post regularly. Build a web presence. Engage and record.