Catching breath


August 7th, 2009

A week in, and time to reflect on the one-post-a-day project. Let me refresh. Inspired by Art and Fear, I’ve given myself the challenge of posting something here on my blog every day in August.

Here’s what I’ve learnt so far.

On alert

I’m noticing more to write about – even in everyday conversations and activities. I haven’t gone out of my way to find topics, rather I’ve waited for them to emerge. And I’m noticing, and acknowledging, my own ideas.

Letting go

It’s talked about a lot – letting go. But what does it actually mean? In my case, it’s been a process of letting go of what others think, and of self judgement. In some posts, I write for a person who I have in mind; in others I write just to get my thoughts down. There’s a mantra about writing for your audience. I know who some of you are – many of you I don’t yet know. So I’m writing for those of you who I do know.

Playful

I can play with form, and style, language, and ideas. In fact, I think I can be more playful. Hmmm…

Freedom and boundaries

The problem with a blog is that you’re free to write pretty much anything. This freedom is liberating. And so are boundaries. Creating boundaries by selecting a topic and sticking to it gives me the freedom to explore that topic. Confused yet?

That’s all. See you tomorrow.

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