Writing what’s on my mind is something I struggle with. I think the issue is not the writing itself; it’s the distractions and mind wandering. I have difficulty focusing for a long enough period to produce something worth reading.
Even when I get on track and start writing something, I lose focus and never finish what I started, or more often, I wrap it up early and hit publish. “Good enough.”. Maybe that’s why I enjoy Micro.blog so much since it quickly makes it easy to post something without giving it much thought.
I also get distracted by tools and apps. Changing my system will always fix the problem, right?
I enjoy writing and think it helps me clear my mind. It is one of the few things I do that forces me to focus. So, I don’t want to stop.
To help improve my writing, I will try a few obvious things.
- Block distractions as much as possible.
- Dedicate the same time every day to writing.
- Continue to post short thoughts (like this) on my blog.
- I’m tempted to create a new blog (maybe on Substack?) where I post long-form essays. The kind that requires a lot of time and research. This would be more of an exercise to create a routine and dedicate time to something I enjoy.