Can I write without editing anything (aside from spelling and grammar)?
Well, I really missed writing.
Crap! I can't think of anything to write!
Life's getting busy. I had to spend my whole day, no, my whole productive day for work-related stuff. Yes, I'm employed. I do love my job and it helps pay the bills. But, I wasn't able to write anything yesterday and today. Not my Lifehack article. Not my long blog post which should have been published yesterday.
Okay, so what's the lesson here? Always be prepared. If you want to become a blogger, before you even publish your first blog post, make sure you have articles good for three weeks... just in case life gets busy. And I really want to credit Chris Guillebeau for this lesson on blogging.
Well, this is just one of my many blogging blunders. I have a lot, really. But, I will tell you in another blog post.
There's no lesson you can learn from this blog post. I just want to keep firing away! But if you insist, a lesson you can get from this post is this: always have a three-week reserve of blog posts... just in case life gets busy. In case you use up some of your reserves, build it up again!
Well, that's it for now. My life's really going to get busy here at work. But, I'll try to build my three-week reserve of blog posts during the weekend.
Oh, and here's a bible verse that inspired me today: "Give thanks in all circumstances; for this is God's will for you in Christ Jesus." -- 1 Thessalonians 5:18 NIV
For me, its message is about "test of faith." If you're able to give thanks in times of trouble and in times of sorrow, then you're faith is getting stronger. After all, in times of trouble and of sorrow, what I usually do is complain. It's hard, but I'm really trying to grow more in faith.
* A quick update two minutes after publishing. There's another lesson here. Consistency is very important in blogging. Even when you can't think of anything to write, just write anyway! Even without thinking. Now I can say that it's possible!
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