Practicing Writing Flow
Directly and indirectly I have been asked why I post regularly here on medium. Someone asked if I am forced to work for anybody. No is the answer. Some are more direct about it coming out to say maybe I should consider stopping such mediocrity of publishing articles here. I went through a phase this year where I spent some months without smart gadgets. I had to make do the traditional way. It is amazing how quickly advanced the world has become. Staying a day without connecting online has become almost impossible for lots of people. Why? There are important businesses to be conducted. Friends and families to stay connected with. News and pieces information to stay abreast with. There are loads of them zooming fast each second. There are our favorite celebrities we want to know what’s up with them. The world has changed and will keep doing that just like it has always done since the dawn of time. How this modernity affects us individually is immense. I see myself as a little bit savvy, technology-wise. I said a little bit considering the vastness of technological innovations. But coming out of my little offline period where I wasn’t as active one of the first thing I did was to sign up on Medium and start writing. What it was I wanted to talk about wasn’t clear. What it was I wanted to achieve with my content wasn’t important back then. I just wanted to write and write did I, am I. While I achieved a new breakthrough, the best so far in my writing journey using the good ol' pen to a pad, continuing in a modern fashion became necessary. Just as there are those who don’t like to see others progress one bit there are others who care and also recognize. Those who provide budding writers like me with opportunities to better our crafts should we consider. I appreciate it.
Each day I try to post up something because writing means the world to me and the world would always provide content. I clear my mind. I deliberate on some issues because as I put my thoughts to words new meanings pop out I guess. Looking back at the volume that I have put out and the fun I catch doing so with no plans to stop one other gain I can immediately see is that consistently I am improving my flow.
There are different forms of writing. People write for different reasons and for different impact. There is creative writing like generating a story from a scratch. There is reporting because in as much as information float about, it takes professionalism to present well. There is technical writing and working from beats. Many of them. At the end of the day, writing is intensive especially when it is something of a job or career. Even when someone provides a theme or area of concentration or one is tasked with transcribing or prepping speeches it still comes down to the tact that involves choice of words, sentence structure, emotive intelligence, and discipline. What am saying is that it still comes down to writing and till you gotta really do it and do it well you might not understand how tasking it can be. I admire exceptional writers and since I read much I pay attention to presentation and language just as I do the content. As a writer, every day is another day to improve. My efforts as time goes on have grown from a need to stay creative to other personal reasons like journaling and others I rather not say. Practicing flow is one that has increasingly become important. This is because unlike crafting a story where a writer is allowed, if deadlines accomodate, to revise several drafts and research, here I just write. I let it flow. I keep the length of my articles consistent as part of my daily challenge — not so short, not so long, a sweet spot I found.
Consistently practicing this writing flow helps me stay sharp. It gives me immediate command of words. It helps me improve on my mistakes. And when you write for long you realize some words appear more than others or you tend to elaborate with same style. It happens to me so this is an opportunity to quickly look up new synonyms and try out new ways of communicating and expressing. I hope this answers some questions because while someone might be focused on titles and trying to make sense of what they don’t understand it is important to point out that the boy is out here practicing as well. Don’t ask what the ultimate goal is, you already know. I want to be among the best in this writing thing. I know where my strengths lie and parts I have to improve on. It’s all connected in my head and I must keep on keeping on. Yeep.