I started writing a blog in order to do a couple of things
- order my thoughts (because I’m always bubbling away about something or other)
- share some tips and tricks
- get feedback from people
- practice my writing
So far it’s worked pretty well. I’ve been pleased with the discipline of it, I’ve had some thought provoking contributions and it’s honed my style and message a little. It also gave me the confidence to start on a book. Something which still feels pretty unreal. However, I’ve hit a bit of a block. I feel there is a blog post I need to write before I can start more fully on the book and yet the book will demand more of my time and may stop the blog (something I don’t want to do). I think it’s because I tend to write so personally that I’m unsure of whether I can pour myself in to the two projects simultaneously.
Now the odd thing is that I’ve been able to write guest posts for other people easily enough. (You can see my latest, over at Thinking About Learning.) These generally come about when someone whose writing I like has space on their blog and offers it out. I rush at the chance to write for a slightly different audience and the rest as they say is history.
So this is where you come in my friends, normally I challenge you, the readers, to consider what I have written and use it in your own life. This time I’d like you to challenge me. Please set me a topic via the comments and I will produce a short blog on it. I may write or I may take a picture (not least as I’m off to a great event about “Art in Business” next week), but rest assured I will take every topic and give you my slant on it, either personally or from a coaching angle.
Over to you world!