What do you do each day that doesn’t contribute to your writing — and can you eliminate it?
Nice. Quick answer format: everything.
Daily, I practice my creative and persuasive writing skills when it comes to resumes and cover letters that I send over to clients. I send so many emails every day to professional contacts that I have to empty out my deleted items bins regularly before my IT guys come over and start yelling at me about wasting server space. And when I’m not at work, I’m busy writing 140 character tweets at a time or updating my Facebook status to something that’s cute and witty.
I can’t count the number of times that I’ve started to write something, on my blog or Twitter or otherwise, and backtracked what I was going to say, because I didn’t know what other people would think. However, one of the biggest hangups I’ve had with my own writing is meeting my own expectations. Oh, inhibition, you selfish prick.
I remember years ago, I used to update this blog 47 times a day. Sure, most of it was while I was working jobs I either hated or could do with my eyes closed, but still, I put more effort into writing than into playing ESPN Trivia or checking to see who’s updated Facebook every three minutes. Not a lot of you do, by the way. Do I think updating a blog will become a top priority in my life? Nope, but honestly, with a phone app to do it and doing as much talking as I do, there’s no reason not to make a little more concentrated effort. I’m hoping Reverb10 will help with that!