Pity those who don’t make use of life’s circumstances to grow and evolve.
Pity those whose response to adversity is limited to “poor me, the victim”.
Pity them as they won’t evolve.
Be glad you are not like them.
(Related reading: https://www.brainpickings.org/2014/01/29/carol-dweck-mindset/)
Too much happened and is happening. To share all means reporting on recent events which, honestly, don’t make sense unless I also share full background info.
That would be a big, big task. Too much, too much.
There is a term on Facebook called Vaguebooking. Brief posts that allude to interesting news with zero details. A teaser. A subtle prologue. It leaves readers with that itch that must be scratched; the enlightened ones may send private message hoping to learn of more details.
Right now, right here, that’s how I feel. Is Vagueblogging a thing? I am bursting with updates, ideas, and questions. Yet, nothing can or should be shared out of context.
Plus, my intention is to engage, exchange and learn – not to broadcast.
What would you do? Just write? Include an “About” page to provide background info? Post a series to tell my story, in separate posts? What’s your experience regarding long tell-it-all posts vs. shorter ones?
It is oh too easy to someone like to me to be lost in the Land of Learning.….
…..which unfortunately is not always connected to the Land of Application and Execution.
I am in the midst of setting up a new platform that represents an integrated vision of my personal and professional identities.
It should be simple, authentic, and easy to remember. It will be the hub for people to understand the big picture and navigate to different parts of me.
While it all plays out nicely in my head, the execution of the vision is not easy. I am already stuck on the first step i.e. naming the site/blog!
Any advice? Please?
I need an outlet and have, for years, blogged extremely infrequently to get my thoughts out there. Just out there, preferably with accidental readers, but okay too if none.
I attributed my failure to establish the blogging habit to (1) lack of discipline (2) writer’s block. But now I have a third explanation that may help me to move the needle.
On (1). It was a nonsense thought, now I see. There just hasn’t been a solid reason or meaningful incentive for me to blog. Except to get musings out there and over the years Facebook has become my go-to channel.
On (2). My “writer’s block” is very situational. In particular, it only happens when I am actually on WordPress (i.e. the “official” blog place). On Facebook, Twitter, Email, etc., struggles are rare, be it for professional or personal purposes.
Stepping back, I wonder if my self-inflicted pressure of “proper blogging” has been holding me back. Blogging sounds so much more serious than merely posting. Blogging ought to be relatively strategic, with a clear goal and audience. Blogging must be more than a few words; ideally a well-constructed piece with a beginning, a middle, and an end.
My Aha moment?
So here’s to a new mindset, where right here on WordPress, I will write just to tell you something. It may be a sentence, it may be a long tale, it may be a link or a picture. Something du jour.
Afterall, blogging actually comes from the word “Web Logging”. So here I am, just logging along!
I encourage everyone to develop this habit
- Once a fortnight/month, go to your most active Social Media platform, be it Facebook, Twitter, or Instagram
- Scroll as if you were someone else (logging out helps).
- Ask “Who is this person?”
- Ask more “Do I like this person?”
Forget Likes or Comments, let’s start with BEING YOU.