Talk

Ok, Seth Godin is the man.

He always has insightful things to say. I was introduced to his blog a few years ago. Sometimes I wonder if I’m following some person’s random blog, who isn’t really all that famous. I don’t think that’s the case this time. He’s pretty well-known and writes books. You know you’re big when you write books. haha….if only that were really true.

Anyway, I love his style of writing. He makes you think, and doesn’t take a million words to do it. Short, concise and to the point.

He’s a big reason I started blogging in the first place.

Take this post of his, for example called, “Talker’s Block.”

It’s funny and makes you want to read it.

I loved it and so I put the whole thing here for you to read, for those of you who are lazy and don’t click on my links.

Talker’s Block by Seth Godin

“The reason we don’t get talker’s block is that we’re in the habit of talking without a lot of concern for whether or not our inane blather will come back to haunt us. Talk is cheap. Talk is ephemeral. Talk can be easily denied.

We talk poorly and then, eventually (or sometimes), we talk smart. We get better at talking precisely because we talk. We see what works and what doesn’t, and if we’re insightful, do more of what works. How can one get talker’s block after all this practice?

Writer’s block isn’t hard to cure.

Just write poorly. Continue to write poorly, in public, until you can write better.

I believe that everyone should write in public. Get a blog. Or use Squidoo or Tumblr or a microblogging site. Use an alias if you like. Turn off comments, certainly–you don’t need more criticism, you need more writing.

Do it every day. Every single day. Not a diary, not fiction, but analysis. Clear, crisp, honest writing about what you see in the world. Or want to see. Or teach (in writing). Tell us how to do something.

If you know you have to write something every single day, even a paragraph, you will improve your writing. If you’re concerned with quality, of course, then not writing is not a problem, because zero is perfect and without defects. Shipping nothing is safe.

The second best thing to zero is something better than bad. So if you know you have write tomorrow, your brain will start working on something better than bad. And then you’ll inevitably redefine bad and tomorrow will be better than that. And on and on.

Write like you talk. Often.”

Shoutout to Bloggers

So to all those who feel like they have something to say, or just stink at writing…start a blog! It really is a fun way to start looking at the world through different eyes. I am amazed how I am developing as a writer. I love writing, reading and learning more about the people and world around me. We all have something to share.

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