A couple of people have asked me why I haven’t written any posts lately and my immediate response is that I’ve been busy. Too busy to blog? Really?
Well, yes and no. While I have been very busy at work lately (end of year rush and all that), its also true that I’ve had a few moments of self doubt recently, as many of us do. Sometimes it strikes me that blogging is a very peculiar way to spend one’s time… After all, there are so many good books and articles to read, do I really need to contribute to your inbox which is probably already groaning under that weight of all those emails?
The answer is yes I do!
Why I write…
- In my last post I wrote about some of the reasons that people like to share their ideas, and in my case it’s because I think that interesting ideas need room to breathe and expand. A good idea can make you think differently about how you see the world, it can change the way to perceive yourself and it can help you grow. Writing helps me clarify my ideas and work through ideas.
- Blogging is also a great way to communicate with people all around the world. Some of my favourite writers live diverse (but ordinary) lives in all parts of the world. I would never have stumbled across them except through blogging. They bring light and shade into my world and make it richer and less narrow.
- Blogging is a great way to encourage people to learn something new and have a go. I truly believe that you should never stop learning and having this platform is a perfect vehicle for providing advice and encouragement to others. Its not that what I have to say is especially profound or special, its just a nice way to keep in touch with a bunch of random, but wonderful people. That’s you folks!
So if you are looking back on your year, I hope you give yourself credit for all the things you’ve achieved. They don’t need to be grand. It’s the small challenges that make up a life.
Have a happy Christmas and I’ll be back next year with some new ideas about simple design, improving your writing and learning new skills.
If you have any thoughts about topics that would interest you, I would love to hear from you, or you could just say hello and tell me how your year has been.