I threw around a few ideas this past weekend - like “Why I switched from sales to product” or “how to budget more effectively” but honestly, I just couldn’t really find the inspiration for either of those topics so I decided to write about why I started a blog.
Before you start reading, yes I know this is only like the 4th or 5th post I’ve made and I know the SEO isn’t quite there yet, but still — I just want to get my thoughts on paper.
So back in grade school, my teachers used to have us write a daily journal. They would give us a prompt in the early morning and we’d fill it out, and go around the class to share. Usually this would be a question about our weekend or about something that we would learn later in the day. I always just blew past these - I mean, could you blame me? When I got into class in the morning, completing my journal prompt as about as low on the list as possible. I had friends to see and things to talk about!
But, now, with the rise in productivity related YouTube videos and a culture of nonstop information overload, I’ve found that writing down my thoughts from a day is a good habit to get into - not only for note keeping, but for my own sanity. On average, each of us will say at least 7,000 words a day. Not to mention the number of ideas we have on top of that.
Just with that sheer volume of information coming in, I’ve started to record some thoughts on a daily (or every other day) basis. I know I’m not perfect and I don’t write every single day, but when I do I really put time into it.
So really, what I try to do is capture a topic of interest and translate it into something I can share with everyone.
Whether it’s a recent conversation on finance or health, or if I learned something new in my job at SmartRent - I try to apply it into a post. Yeah, I’m just getting started with consistently blogging, but I think eventually I’ll get there.