@JohnPhilpin Sage advice from your mother 👍 I remember back when I was in college, several friends and I would email back and forth every day or so—maybe short, but always something to talk about. These days, it’s far fewer friends and only once or twice a year, and sometimes it’s hard to think of things to write, because only the biggest events stick out at that distance.
@simonmumbles absolutely. A sentiment similar to Austin Kleon’s Great Artists Steal. It’s no coincidence that reading around something we’re wrestling with helps us develop our own clarity and inspirations.
Mom: “Remember … don’t forget to write to me at least once a week - even better - every day.”
Me: “Every day! There wont be enough to say every day!”
Mom: “You will find that the more you write the more you will have to say, because then everything is important. If you only write once a month, there will be nothing important enough to write about.”
One thing about building discipline, particularly in the area of posting to a blog each day, is the need for ideas. There’s a similarity between ideas and discipline, in that the more you exercise those muscles the stronger they become.
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