I’ve been writing a private online journal for seven years. Recently, I was told that I’m a good writer. This gave me the motivation to write even more, not because I’m good, but because I want to be better. In return, I want to start sharing my writings more often.
I’m mostly a private person, so why do I want to share my writings and thoughts? What a crazy thing to do! To me it’s crazy but to others it’s normal. I’m my worst critic. Many people have opened up their inner thoughts and wrote countless articles and books. They taught me things and showed me other sides of life. If life is the sum of all human beings past and present, then my life is a drop in the ocean. If I want to contribute to this vastness then I need to share my work.
What should I write about? So I ask myself. The answer to that is anything and everything. From politics to philosophy to photography, I want to cover all of my interests. I want you, the reader, to witness life through my lens and see the world from my perspective so that you can discover more about yourself. Along the way, I will learn more about me. This journey is between the two of us.
I would like to write as much as possible and strive for perfection. If I can write weekly, that’ll be great. If more, that’s even better. The goal is quality and quantity. Like I mentioned before, I’m not a professional writer, but I’m striving to write better.
To help myself, I started reading The Elements of Style by William Strunk, Jr. It’s suppose to be a good book on writing. I hope it has an impact on me after I’m done reading it. I also read On Writing Well by William Zinsser a couple of years ago. That was a good book about cutting all the crap out of writing, the unnecessary words and phrases that tend to clutter.
I hope to write at least one post every week. After a year, I would like to see how far I’ve come by comparing my most recent post to this one. So join me on my journey. And thanks for reading.
Also published on Medium.