I was enjoying a zoom lunch with a colleague the other day and they asked. “What do you get out of posting a two minute read everyday? Is it worth it?” I like this colleague, I consider them a friend so I gave this question some serious thought. I told them I would write it up once I am clear in my own head. See below for the result of that thinking:
The idea that a simple blog post everyday might have a positive effect on a reader’s day is exciting to me. So this reflection was important to nail properly.
- Firstly, no one has to read my blog, and knowing that makes me write with humility. If a person chooses to spend two minutes with my writing in their busy day that is a blessing
- Secondly, it forces me to write with clarity about a topic. If I confuse the reader I have wasted their time. A two minute daily post leaves very little room for wasted words
I think that is it in a nutshell. My what do I get out of posting daily? I get a daily dose of Humility and Clarity. That is not bad for something that takes up very little of my time.
For anyone interested I use http://www.hemingwayapp.com/ as a web text editor to ensure my posts are clear.