I write, therefore I am.
Every time I sit down at the computer and put digital pen to digital paper, I am writing. I am creating content, most of which is designed for digital consumption. But whether that writing is destined for real paper in a real book, or will only reside on this still nascent and ethereal entity known as the Internet, I’m making a little more of my life and the contents of my mind more permanent.
Writing is important to me, and this blog is my primary medium for communication. It’s where I can put my thoughts and ideas into print, and share them with others, like you, and get feedback. And from here, those ideas can be shared across a variety of social platforms.
But it all comes back to writing.
Words. Each of which is a part of my permanent legacy online.
And writing isn’t easy. Oh sure, some days it’s easier than others, but overall, it can be rather trying. But several years ago I made the decision to blog every day, and I haven’t regretted it. Most of the time.
Writing can be important for all of us, whether it’s our profession, or merely one of the tools of our profession. If you do any sort of writing, or want to write, I want to introduce you to a new resource from my friend Shawn Smucker, who has written a number of posts for me here on my blog, most recently about taking social media on the road with him as he and his family travel the country.
If you write, or just want to write, even if it’s only blogging, Shawn’s new e-Book, Building a Life Out of Words is one you need to check out.
In full disclosure, Shawn asked me to contribute a short essay to this book, which I did, but this is his book, and I make no money off of it. Shawn is an excellent writer and in this book he openly and frankly discusses his journey toward becoming a full-time writer. It’s a great story, and also includes contributions from Andi Cumbo, Bryan Allain, Ed Cyzewski, Jason Boyett, Jeff Goins, Jennifer Luitwieler, Kristin Tennant, and Stacy Barton.
I promise it will inspire you to write, even when you feel like you can’t. And it’s only $3.99, available in Kindle, Nook, and PDF formats. Can’t beat that price, eh? And, you get the satisfaction of knowing that you’re purchase helps Shawn buy a box of cereal for his family. It’s the little things that count.
And if you purchase a copy, or want to offer your thoughts on the book, or writing in general, just let us know in the comments below.
- How One Book Changed My Life (businessesgrow.com)
- If Nobody Wants to Share Your Content, Then You Are Missing The Point Entirely (thecontentcocktail.com)
- Blogging In A Safe Community (soulati.com)
- If this were my last blog post (billdorman.me)