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Last night I went down a bit of a blogging rabbit hole. I started by reading Matthias Ott’s Shitty First Drafts after Jan-Lukas Else linked to the post on his blog.

I enjoyed the entire premise of the post – this is my blog, the posts don’t need to be perfect. They don’t need to abide by all the recommended SEO rules. They don’t need to be a certain length, or contain a certain number of headers, or specific keywords. I just need to get my thoughts out there.

After reading that post, I then read another of Matthias’ posts, then another, then another (ah, the beauty of internal linking :)). After a while, Matthias’ blog lead me to Sara Soueidan’s amazing post, Just Write.

I was already inspired by a lot of what Matthias was saying, but Sara’s post tipped me over the edge; so I’m getting on the let’s not give so much of a f*ck train!

Both Matthias and Sara have a section on their blogs’ dedicated to shorter-form posts. Starting today, I will be going the same. I have created a new category called Notes and I intend to put all my short-form writing there.

Notes

My Notes could be anything from meandering thoughts of just a sentence or two, or a simple link to a blog post I have enjoyed. Who knows where it will lead, but I’m excited to find out.

The beauty of using WordPress as my CMS is that I have the WordPress app on both my iPad and my phone, so I can pretty much blog from anywhere as long as I have a device with me, which I do 99% of the time.

I’ll leave you with a quote from Sara’s Just Write post:

Even if only one person learns something from your article, you’ll feel great, and that you’ve contributed — even if just a little bit — to this amazing community that we’re all constantly learning from.

Sara Soueidan

If you don’t already have a blog, get one. Go on, just write.

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