I’ve written into Roasted Reflections every week for almost two years and this is the 100th entry!
I put a lot of thought and energy into every one of these friendly jolts, each brewed to keep you building in different ways. Whether it’s taking the time to read, sharing a quick reply, crafting a caffeinated contribution, or just paying the good vibes forward, I want to thank everyone who starts your Wednesdays with me. As I reflect on this literary journey, here are things I’ve appreciated along with way.
– Writing helps us understand ourselves.
– Translating ideas into words is easier the more you do it.
– Verbal dictation can produce a base, then a round of editing brings things together.
– Having a home to organize your writings is more lasting and easier to share anywhere.
– It’s challenging to keep writings concise, but this makes more impact in less time.
– Attention is hard to earn, let alone keep. Stay curious, listen to those you seek to serve, and diversify content creation to stay interesting.
– If you’ve written a book, a complimenting library of shorter entries make it easy to connect ideas back to the book while sharing organized thoughts based on the context of any conversation.
– The thesaurus is a fun tool thats helps us learn new ways to express ideas with fresh vocabulary.
– Publicly publishing your art creates connection.
– I enjoy encouraging others to write.
– Writing is not free. It costs time.
– Without much financial capital involved, the ROI of this type of initiative comes in the form of intellectual, human, cultural, and network capital that churns evolving layers of satisfying value.
– Even so, doubt creeps in. I find myself wondering if I’ll run out of meaningful things to write about every week. Would anyone care if I quit sharing these reflections? If I do decide to quit or reduce the frequency, what’s my why and how might I change the way I ship this art? Would I miss the sense of connection or somehow lose momentum? Perhaps there’s peace knowing the impact can continue being made without weekly additions? I plan to push through these dips as long as I continue to enjoy the challenge, but it can be lonely when we give our best, so please know that I always welcome support from those who have walked this path before.
– Consistency requires sacrifice.
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