NEXT001 Write to Motivate Honest Sharing

Posted on : 05-04-2011 | By : Lynn | In : writing


Why do you write/blog?  Why do any of us write?  For many of us, writing is just something that we “have” to do. We have to get “it” out of us whatever “it” is.  I’ve written for all kinds of reasons in various phases of my life from trying to relieve the pain caused by the angst of love with a good bottle of wine (and sometimes not so good bottle of wine) and reams of poetry.  I’ve written for business putting my special spin on professional proposals to win multi-million dollar bids with lines like “xyz company builds a bridge of communication from what is possible to what is real.”

Today I write to motivate honest sharing/dialogue with readers.  My “NEXT” batch of writing will keep this mission in mind to honor my soul.  After a year of blogging every single day, I began to drift away from my routine gradually with a day missed here and a couple of days missed there until finally weeks have gone by without my putting any thoughts down.  What happened was that I let very well meaning people convince me that focus of my writing, the kind of writing I “should” be doing as a Coach with an official website, needed to have a more professional air about it.  I needed to tell people how to do things. I needed to be parting information.  And I’m sure that this advice is very true but it killed my passion for getting to the computer to write no matter what else was going on.  I just couldn’t rouse my energy to write down another top ten list of anything.  I had forgotten that the reason that I write is to motivate others to heartfelt conversations with each other.

So what will this next batch of blogs “look” like?  I have no idea until they come out of me but I can assure you that my intent is to motivate you to think about things at a deeper level so that you will talk with others about your ideas and become curious about their ideas as well.

If you had the freedom make the choice to do whatever it is you love to do right now, what would that be and how will you go about doing it?

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