I’m keen to continue improving my writing in 2019, both quality and quantity. I’d like it to become something I do daily, and something I lean on to fill gaps in days that I have, rather than defaulting to social media browsing. It’s right up at the top of my list of focuses for 2019.
I’ve decided on 300 words as it seems a fair target. A target I can hit on a commute, on a lunch break, between pieces of work, before heading off to bed in the evening.
I’m not setting any boundaries when it comes to subject matter. That being said, I’ll likely mostly stick to tech, wellbeing, productivity, agile methods and a little on me.
I’ve written fairly frequently over the last ten years. The destination for the content I was writing were pretty broad and the length very varied. I’ve written short tech blog posts detailing a process for completing something technical. I’ve written marketting pieces sharing the benefits or details of a product or service which I was involved with and wanted to sell. I’ve written for social good campaigns that I’ve supported. I’ve even written some pretty heavy lifting specification documents.
I want to get away from all of that. The writing I do in my 300 word pieces is likely to be opinion focused, and a way to voice my thoughts without spending a huge amount of time on the data and the detail.
If conversations are triggered, then that would be great. Occassionally the 300 word articles may lead to more detailed writing on the same or similar topics.
Just enough process. As few rules as possible. Learning as I go. A great outlet for my thoughts, and possibly placeholder for projects or longer form writing. A great way to just practice my writing, often.