This is not the first time I have dicussed publicly why I write. While there always tends to a bew a few constant goals with my writing, the focus naturally can shift as my life and career progresses. You may be wondering what those constant goals are. I am going to list them below for you.
- Refining my thoughts. This is pretty straight forward. In my book, I talk about this process a little more in depth, but basically you need to write down thoughts to make sense of them. This is not only true for those around you, but for yourself. Sometimes sparks need a forest (pen and paper) to catch fire.
- Retain a healthy ritual. Writing a bit each day is great for your cognitive function. It can help you expand your vocabulary and enhance your grammatical expertise. It keeps you sharp and opens your mind. Whether you write expressive poetry, lyrics or inspiring stories, you become a better you on a daily basis.
- Personal wellness. Writing is awesome because it makes me happy. I love it. Even when I hate it. Haha. Every time I hit publish I feel so good. I get all excited because I accomplished something. No matter how big or small of a piece I wrote. I wrote something and I shared it with the world. That’s freakin cool.
- Connecting with others. The people you meet and converse with through writing is beyond awesome. The discussions you have not only help others, but they help you. As others give you feedback, you grow and develop your writing skills. You even make some great new friends along the way. I have met some outstanding people over the years through my blog.
With those few basic goals you can write about anything. That’s why they are always my foundational goals when I decide to write about any give topic. My secondary goals are always changing based on my current interests.
In summary I write because it helps me think straight, gives me something fun to do each day and allows me to connect with others all across the world. Through those things I become a happier and better version of myself. Now that’s something worth “writing” for. (Get it?! “Writing” should be “fighting…”)
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