I published my first blog post on April 16, in the year of our Lord 2012. Since then, eight years and 170 posts later, I wonder how I can use my writing more purposefully. How does one commit to writing in a way that fosters the best outcome?
Purpose helps others understand our actions. Sharing the reason we’re doing things with those who care, helps them motivate us when we’re stuck. Purpose is a driving force that is able to help you stay consistent over decades.
What purpose should you have for writing that transcends your current context?
My motivation is a moving target: To become better at writing, because writing is a superpower. It is true, “The pen is mightier than the sword”. Being great with words could be the difference between life and death. Being skill full in the art of writing has the potential to unlock many opportunities.
For the sake of writing, writing could undoubtedly be reason enough, but I also have a second reason. That is, to grow my community of influence, the network—of shared opportunities.
I hope to use this blog to demonstrate my skills and these are the topics that I hope to cover as I aim to improve my ability to put what I learn into words:
- Software Engineering industry and practice.
- Personal development
With a greater sense of purpose, I’d like to intensify my efforts and would like you to join me, either by creating your own blog or following along and reading mine.
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I’d like to hear more about Leadership and Personal Development topics, please 🙂
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The next draft up is about productively working from home. I’m not that well versed in Leadership, but I’m learning on the Job.
I’d like to say thank you, Dwain! With similar goals and motivation I’ve started my blog (not on WP though 😜), but your “Highlights from everybody writes” post (https://dwain.blog/2020/04/23/highlights-from-everybody-writes/) helps me with every post so far and allows to make tiny steps every day in that direction.
Reading maketh a full man; conference a ready man; and writing an exact man;
Sir Francis Bacon
Ps. 45 v 1 Takes it even further saying….
My heart is overflowing with a good theme,
I recite my composition concerning the King,
my tongue is the pen of a ready writer.
Much joy and fulfilment with the writing as you express the
many good themes you have listed above.