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Mar 01, 2019 23:48:00

On the daily writing experiment

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René Nauheimer

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When I first heard about the 200 words initiative I just had learned about Seth Godin's daily writing habit. Earlier I read about the daily work progress sharing that Austin Kleon preaches. 

One of the reasons I'm starting this experiment is to engage in thinking and articulating myself more clearly. This includes getting used to understand big concepts, staying actively involved in noticing things during the day, to be able to outline what I believe and to explain why. Austin Kleon stated beautifully that you have to use your voice to find your voice. This is why I'm looking forward to exploring a discipline of writing. Imagining how it must be to look back at a month or a year keeps me going while the following words by Seth Godin got me started:

If you know you have to write a blog post tomorrow, something in writing, something that will be around 6 months from now, about something in the world, you will start looking for something in the world to to write about. You will seek to notice something interesting and to say something creative about it. Well, isn’t that all we’re looking for? The best practice of generously sharing what you notice about the world is exactly the antidote for your fear."

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    @renaui "to use your voice to find your voice" - love this!

    Jason Leow avatar Jason Leow | Mar 02, 2019 21:00:07
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    @renaui Yes, daily progress or 1% everyday. Kaizen. Whatever you call it, once they compound, you've grown a lot as a person.
    And Austin Kleone is interesting! And I like his book. Have you read it yet? Steal like an Artist?

    Yaki avatar Yaki | Mar 02, 2019 02:01:25
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      @yaki I didn't read steal like an artist yet, but it's on my list. Can you recommend it? I've read "Show your work" by him.

      René Nauheimer avatar René Nauheimer | Mar 02, 2019 21:52:43
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      @renaui yes. It's a fantastic read.

      Yaki avatar Yaki | Mar 03, 2019 01:20:55
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