It’s 2021. One of my New Year’s Resolutions is to write more consistently in public.
I plan to publish twice a week, every Monday and Thursday. The goal is to get in the habit of creating something new.
Writing in public is different from writing in private. In private, you are writing for yourself - an audience of one. In public, well, you have the potential to reach so many more people. The hope is to reach many more - it’s not easy building an audience.
Here’s why I want to write more.
1. I want to find out who I am.
What is my life’s goal? This question paralyzes me every time I ask myself. Surely, it’s something I should know by now? I look around, and I see everyone just marching through their lives, moving up the corporate ladder, or building cool things, and looking so sure of what they are doing. And yet, I dabble in many things, but it’s difficult to say who I am.
2. I want to think more clearly.
I want to take a moment every day to pause and explore ideas. Life is too short to let it slip by. Pause, reflect, and synthesize.
Writing is thinking. To write well is to think clearly. That’s why it’s so hard.
3. My experience and thoughts could be valuable for others.
I believe we all have unique experiences and unique perspectives, no matter how simple they seem to ourselves. However, it can be tricky to know what that is. Through actively publishing ideas, I may be able to reach people who would benefit from my stories.
So that’s my plan for 2021. Writing more consistently in public. I plan to write about marketing, productivity, deliberate living, and, most importantly, about the changing world and how you can better prepare yourself for one.