December 29, 2013

300

I feel like I take for granted the thousands of words I read each day without a second thought. Many words lack meaning or thought, yet some capture true thoughts, considerations, and even arguments. It is a true skill to be able to clearly express a thought or an idea. It is my goal over the next year to improve my writing by forcing myself to write three hundred words a day.

I am inclined to believe in the 10,000 hour rule. The 10,000 hour rule states that in order to become a master of a domain you must spend at least 10,000 hours actively doing it. While I have no intention to get anywhere close to spending that much time writing, I would still like to increase the time I spend writing (Anything better than 0 hours is an improvement). In order for me to truly and earnestly pursue my professional goals I need to improve at writing.

Passion drives me to improve, it drives me to change. A math professor I had would call this rule 0. He would always say "it has got to matter". A decade later I still take his advice to heart. Software development and cycling have worked their way into my life and have made such a huge impact on my life that I cannot imagine doing anything else. These disparate passions are something I would like to meld professionally. Much of my writing will certainly fall into one, or both of these categories.

With that said, I hope to write as much as time and my wife will allow. I hope to keep it interesting with pictures and insight into my passions. I have a few ideas for weekly features. The thought of writer's block and lacking source material is something that threatens procrastination but I hope my desire to improve is stronger than my laziness.