Why You Should Blog?
(I was explaining my friend about the importance of creating something every day)
It’s been over a year now if I could from when I have started writing from a telegram channel to a real website (the one you are currently reading on). I have learned a lot about writing and blogging. And through this article, I will try to tell you why you should commit to write daily and publish your thoughts too.
“The important thing is not to stop questioning. Curiosity has its own reason for existence. One cannot help but be in awe when he contemplates the mysteries of eternity, of life, of the marvelous structure of reality. It is enough if one tries merely to comprehend a little of this mystery each day. —"Old Man's Advice to Youth: 'Never Lose a Holy Curiosity.'" LIFE Magazine (2 May 1955) p. 64” ― Albert Einstein
Blogging is an act of respecting your ideas. And having enough willingness to share them to the world. Because to share it to the world. You have to make changes. Present them in the most beautiful way possible. In your own style. As however, you like.
Also, sharing helps you deepen your understanding because you are again trying to reproduce it on paper from your memory. By breaking what you already know. Cutting it to magnify its view. And putting it together again.
“The cost of a thing is the amount of what I will call life which is required to be exchanged for it, immediately or in the long run.” ― Henry David Thoreau, Walden
I think most of the people who don’t get into blogging is since they think cost too much.
During 2011, to get solar panels on your home, you would have to rob a bank. Haha. But now, as time passes, technology gets mature, the cost decrease subsequently.
First memory card costs thousands of dollars, and storage was only 50 kb. Now, this idea seems obscure because it is now; it’s dirt cheaper. Maintaining and building a website has currently so much low, just your 4-5 Starbucks coffee and you have your website setup and running for a whole year.
Worthy Things To Tell?
“The purpose of a writer is to keep civilization from destroying itself.” ― Albert Camus
Didn’t have anything worthy to say. I think most people don’t want to create a blog because they believe they don’t have anything to say. You never know what you have just written was something that exactly another person needs to hear. Recently someone contacted me on telegram and shown to me that by reading this article. He explained to me how his perspective has now changed his point views, and he is on track of becoming a life long learner.
Started reading books, and reading long-form content online (link to that article)
You never know what you want to say may help someone in future. No matter what you do, if you are a living person (if you are alien, sorry, you can’t), you have your perspective and beliefs.
Library of Work
“We are made to create. We feel useful when we create. We release our ‘stuckness’ when we create. We reinvent our lives, tell new stories, and rebuild communities when we create. We reclaim our esteem, our muse, and our hope when we create.” ― Pamela Slim
You are making a body of work in process __think if it as plane white the plain white page. And you are walking on it. What eve you have created till now has put some colours and dropped it on it. Now, you went a long time ago. But you have left colours stains on there. Now people can see the colours.
They don’t need your attention. They can see how you have described it, what you have said it. And still find the value in there. (Colour = your work) I don’t care what you do in place of colours. It can be in writing, and Your work will keep serving people even you have long gone.
“Every artist was first an amateur.” ― Ralph Waldo Emerson
At the end of the day, what I am learning the most is writing skills. As Jordan Peterson said,
"A good way to write and think is to have a problem and then try to solve it."
Becoming clear thinker helps you makes sense in this chaotic world. The more I write, the more I blog, it shows discipline. A body of work, skill and value are being created in this process of your learning. What you want more?
Thanks to written words, which is the only way, we could understand how civilization evolved. From the bark of a tree to today's digital screen. Written words have changed the world. Thoughts that you are holding in your brain needs to get out into the world.