Yes, I’ve just started blogging – 15 years after it became cool. And roughly 5-7 years after it stopped being cool.
Talk about being a “late adopter”…
I toyed with an idea of blogging for a long time. Yet, over the years, it just never materialised.
Truthfully, I was just afraid to undertake a challenge of consistent blogging (still am). Afraid of losing steam after a week or two. And if I make a commitment, I want it to be for a long haul.
What’s even worse – the process of writing scares me. School has taught me to write very formally, like a bureaucrat. I could easily make a Polish bureaucrat jealous – and trust me, you don’t want to get an official letter from any institution here. You’ll get seven pages and you won’t understand a thing.
But I do recognize I cannot get any better without practice.
As Seth Godin advises:
“Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better. I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. (…) Turn off comments, certainly – you don’t need more criticism, you need more writing.
Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.” (source)
And that’s not just about writing. Up until today, I kept working on my projects in total secrecy. (a classic “My. My precious…syndrome”). Without documenting, without sharing the process, the highs and lows.
I’m not entirely sure what I’ll be sharing here, but that’s okay. This blog will be obscure for a long time – and that’s a good thing. Hopefully, by the time you find me, dear reader, I’ll become a better writer, creator and communicator.
Welcome 2021! What a challenge ahead.