When I first started this blog, I was soo ready. I had hundreds of ideas I wanted to communicate, and I just needed somewhere to put them. For the first week or so, I wrote a lot. Or at least, it *felt* like a lot, for a number-crunchy non-writer like me. I wrote what was on my mind. I wrote posts inspired by feedback I had gotten from people who read my earlier posts. I had never counted writing as one of my strengths, yet people were saying positive things about what I had written.
And then it occurred to me:
Crap. People are actually reading what I’m writing. What should I write next? Should I finish the networking series? Should I continue to write about self-exploration? Should I write things that will be useful to the undergrads I’m speaking to next week, or should I write something for my friend who’s going on a sabbatical? Who should I write for, and when?
So, you’ve probably noticed (or maybe not, because who’s really waiting for my next post) that I haven’t written anything new for more than a week. Here’s the advice I had a hard time putting into practice:
There are two types of thinking: divergent thinking and convergent thinking. Both are useful in creativity and problem solving, but you must keep them separate.