To Write Again

I used to blog, but I put it aside. Now I’m stepping back in. If for no other reason than to introduce some new discipline into my life. Reading Seth Godin’s The Icarus Deception has nudged me back into action. I’m doing it tentatively, because I hate the idea of starting something and stopping yet again (for the third time, I think). It feels like failure. But perhaps it isn’t. But perhaps it is.

My interests fluctuate, so sustaining one thing with singular focus is daunting. But pinning something down is satisfying. Planting a flag. Leaving a mark.

An inner motor whirls constantly within me. I can only silence it briefly, but in short order it starts again. It won’t stop. It won’t pause (even when I think it might have finally run out of fuel). It just spins, waiting for me to acknowledge it and to try to make sense of its spinning.

I have not yet made sense of its spinning.

So, I write again. As for a focus for my writing, we’ll, the things these days that I find fascinating are understanding what makes people tick, what engages a person in their work, corporate culture, technology, entrepreneurial pursuits, storytelling, copywriting, design, software as a service, my family and God. It’s a broad list, and there’s more I could add. But as Seth Godin says in his inspiring new book, just write.

Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see.  — Seth Godin

Here’s to a fresh start.

A clean slate.

A blank screen.

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