Writing what I think, the way I think it


I’ve been meaning to get started blogging for some time now and have finally decided that I simply need to get going. I’ve read the “How to start a Blog” guides several times, feeling inspired and confident after each iteration but something keeps holding me back.

Having thought about what’s been stopping me, I decided it’s something to do with a belief that what I write should be written perfectly. I’m no author, I’m far more comfortable speaking about what I think than writing it down.

A few weeks ago I was talking to a stranger on a plane, travelling back from Berlin, I explained to this stranger that I was in Berlin to give a talk. After a minute or two discussing the nature of my talk and my job they asked: “So I guess you blog a lot?”, “No, I’d like to but haven’t yet” I answered. I explained my reluctance to dive in and get started to which they responded “As someone who blogs quite a lot I’d give you this advice, just do it, don’t think about it, just write. Write like you talk, it can be your thing”.

So here I am, just writting what I think, the way I would say it to a stranger sat next to me on a plane, I hope that’s okay with you.