What to write?

Just start typing, something will come up, the longer you think, the more you will talk yourself out of something.

The title will often come from what you start to type and the great news is, whatever you type, you can go back and edit. Better to type something than have a blank screen and not publish.

We always have something to say, it could be about the weather, especially if you are from the UK, it could be about politics, dangerous, or religion, even more dangerous. There are literally millions of things to write about, the challenge is to stop your inner voice from saying things like ‘what do you know about that?’ or ‘no one will read that’ or whatever else that voice will say to you to stop you from doing it.

The thing is, there is always a thing worth saying, sharing, publishing.

I had the challenge today of what to write, so I just started typing.

Hitting publish

Billions now have the power to hit publish. The internet is bulging at the seams with content.

Does that mean we should?

Will what we say have an impact?

Would we be missed if we didn’t publish?

What responsibility do we have to make the post something of value?

Given there are over 250 million blog sites, what difference will ours make?

How big does the impact have to be?

For me, if it makes a difference to one person, then it is worth it. However, often we do not manage our expectations and we think everything needs to be big and that will lead to disappointment.

That does not mean we can not publish and do even better next time.

Before hitting publish though, we need to ask some questions, as just being able to do something does not mean you should. It needs a purpose. Even if that purpose is to help ourselves get better or to make a difference to a small group of followers.