The internet is like a time capsule. When something is created and put on the internet, it’s there for everyone to see at any point in the future.
If I googled your name, what comes up? What’s the story that the internet tells about you, your work, and your life?
Maybe I’d see some blog posts you’ve written. Maybe I’d find some photos of you. Maybe I’d see your social media profiles.
Search engines show a snapshot of your past.
But imagine with me for a moment if you could google your future.
I was a part of a forum of writers and bloggers. It was one of the first times I’ve talked about the craft of writing and blogging in public.
Turns out I have a lot to say! (You may not be as surprised as I am about that 😉 )
I wanted to share my four best writing tips that I shared on that day.
I make a lot of things that you will never see.
Take my writing for example. When I write I often begin on 750words.com, a private online journal. I write anything that comes. It’s a helpful starting place where I can get words out and forget about them. When I’m writing I don’t want the pressure to make sure every word counts and every idea is good. I need the space to just make. I need to make and make and make. Later I’ll come back and see if it’s any good.
Some will be good. Quite a bit will not be good. But I can’t know that until after I’ve begun.
I don’t care for country music. I haven’t ever been into it.
It’s great that some people are passionate about it, but it’s just not my jam.
It all sounds the same to me.
Now, before you country music lovers get up in arms, let me explain: