Writing for the sake of writing

Sometimes it’s difficult to post something every day.

In November, several organizations make a big push to get people’s fingers moving and write some content. Such efforts include National Novel Writing Month (NaNoWriMo), Pragmatic Programmers Writing Month (PragProWriMo, which I participated in last year), and my participatory exercise for this year – which you’re reading part of now – National Blog Posting Month (NaBloPoMo).

Pushing yourself to write something every day can be daunting, to say the least. Sometimes you might feel like you don’t have anything to say. You might think what you have to say isn’t important enough; that no one would care. You might think the effort isn’t worth it.

I’d disagree to all the above.

I’ll admit, I’m horrible about writing with regularity, but these annual efforts get my juices flowing. Maybe you feel like you’re writing for the sake of writing, and that is perfectly OK.

It’s amazing to me how important writing is. It might be documentation, a story, song lyrics or your deepest fears but these all need to be well written to convey their meaning. And as it turns out, a really great way to get better at writing is to do it over and over and over again.

Write, edit, share, repeat.

If you’re writing, keep it up. Encourage others and solicit feedback. Great writing and other arts will be the backbone of the next phase of the new economy. Be part of it.

One thought on “Writing for the sake of writing

  1. SuperJenn

    Good point. I feel like I struggle each day… I have posts started that I “don’t have time” to finish up “properly” … but I forget that all I need to do is put my fingers to the keys and start typing… I’ve never been accused of not having enough to say.


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