Hello, September! I would like to challenge myself this month. For the next 30 days, starting from today, I will publish 30 posts on this blog. One post a day. Since I am learning to be a great strategist, of course I am doing it with a plan.
If you are new to writing, I encourage you to start it by blogging regularly. Just create a free blog on WordPress.com. Great folks from Automattic have shared blogging basics using WordPress. Enjoy! ^.^
I am a firm believer of this ancient Greek saying, “Water continually dropping will wear hard rocks hollow.” If you want to master any skill, you have to practice regularly. The more you practice, the faster you master it. If you want to write well, write regularly. Period.
You might have read countless writing tips from books and the internet. Even if you memorize them all, those techniques will be useless if you never do this particular one technique. It is actually the most important technique in learning to write.
Here is a kinda weird sudden realization about doing what I love for work.
My work requires me to write A LOT. It is fun, I love it. Yet, there are challenges to meet: Targets, meetings, reports. Add a touch of each tiny disaster as urgent unplanned changes, co-workers nagging for help, bosses rejecting strategy plans, and voila! I have got the perfect recipe for ‘Job Stress.’
At a point of time in the day… When I am so sick of writing MoMs, that is when my brain needs to refresh. When writing a press release takes hours it gives me headache, that is the cue that my nerves needs to be loosened.
I need a break. From work. From writing.
So, what do I do during break time?
See the irony?
Now I see why my fiancee, a game programmer, codes for fun on Sundays.
(and yes, this blog post is written after I just finished writing through all of one day’s Quests.)
I’d bring my iPod Nano 5G with me. But wait, is there electricity in afterlife?
Confused by that line above (and the pic)? You should. That is my answer upon a question prompt provided by Plinky, and I just auto-published it to this blog.
The question to that answer was:
They say you can’t take it with you. If you could, what’s one thing you’d bring?
But I bet a better question is swirling in your head rite now: What is Plinky?
Well, read the rest!