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It is now over a year ago (13 months in fact) since my daughter
Babette urged me to start writing a Blog, and I must say I am
glad she did because I have been enjoying it all the way and still
But writing a Blog is much more than just filling in time. You become much more aware I find, about what happens every day simply because you keep thinking : "What shall I write about today ?" Also your mind goes back to the past or latches onto ideas, interesting thoughts which sometimes come to mind out of nowhere.
thinking about things is one thing, but writing your
thoughts down is something entirely different. As you write memories
suddenly flood back into much greater detail than you ever thought
possible, and ideas which were up to now only vague cloudy
blobs in your mind expand and come truly into focus as you try to
formulate them into words. Writing a Blog is therefore
(certainly in my case) an enormously life enriching
Well, there you have the perspective of the writer. But what about
you, the reader ?
So why not go one step further ?
Take your small diary everywhere you go, on business, holiday, wherever. (You can also use a laptop if you carry that always with you like I do.) The daily entry can be anything, but try to make it the most significant, or least insignificant, thing that struck you during the day. For example as simple as :
Unless you throw a line in the water you will never catch a fish.
That small diary is your fishing line. It will start you thinking
"What shall I write today ??" and
therefore make you more aware of each day, each moment you
live. And you may surprise yourself, soon (I bet) you will catch fish
much bigger (more interesting) than you could imagine.
Copyright © 2010 Michael Furstner