Some thoughts about how to write a little bit more / easier, and which things are in my way achieving this.
These are some very good posts about how and what about one could write:
“Blogging principles I use”
- be honest about what I know
- try to not write anything (too) wrong
- be positive
- write for a past version of myself
- stick to my own experience
- talk about what I’ve learned recently
- remember it’s OK if not everyone likes it
“Blog about what you’ve struggled with”
- it’s not about the struggle, it’s about what you learned
- what you struggled with shows you what to focus on
- it can take years to figure out what you learned
- write it down while you still remember what was hard
- advanced mode: write about other people’s struggles
- sometimes you just haven’t learned enough about a topic yet (and that’s ok)
- it’s a bit weird to be vulnerable on the internet
- you can practice identifying what you learned
- talk to a friend or coworker to figure out what you’ve learned
- why I like writing about what I learned in public
- I really should try to follow these basic points.
Perceived problems, and potential solutions
Now to my perceived problems, and potential solutions:
- getting pictures from my phone and into a post feels cumbersome.
- Already using the Airdrop app, and I believe there is no easier way without Bluetooth or using a cable.
- composing thoughts and bringing them coherently “to paper” is harder then it sounds.
- Nothing can be done about this than writing more.
multiple projects or thoughts
- I used to hold the idea that I should work on a single thing, finish it, and then move to the next. This is obviously a bad way to go about it…
- Keep notes when working on something or thoughts arise, and publish a refined version when ready.
- are a fun idea, but put a lot pressure on you, especially when there is no real value to it — except to force you to write more. Writing more is good, but it should not necessarily be coupled with the publishing itself.
- Better put some time per week aside to write; and publish when ready.