Sunday, May 27, 2012

Start With Why

That's the title of the last book I read. It made sense to me. If I tell you why you should start a blog, you are far more likely to want to know how (to get started) and what (to write). That makes perfect sense.
So, to test this theory, I explained to Margaret (my lovely wife) some of the reasons I thought she should start blogging. OK, I put the cart before the horse with her, since I set up her blog just yesterday. In any case, after listening to just a few of Margaret's stories, I felt it would be a shame for her family and friends to have no access to this fun stuff. With that "why" in mind, she came home and wrote a nice post about our experience bowling today. That's all it takes.
Maybe the answer to why is as simple as this: you may have family and friends and future descendants who might like to know a bit more about you. Or, maybe you have been thinking about writing your memoirs, but see this as a large task and you cannot imagine finding time to complete that monumental project. This is where blogging can help you. You only have to write a paragraph or two per day.
I've heard of an author who has written many books by making time to write at least one page every day. If you take that same approach to blogging, pretty soon, all your memoirs will be written and posted in your very own online notebook. You can do it. You have memories to share, stories to tell, or maybe you just had a pretty good day and would like to capture that moment for yourself on your blog.
That's all for today. Here are just a few paragraphs on why, to demonstrate how easy it is to get going with this very small piece of a simple daily exercise.

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