In terms of blogging, I’ve been in the zone recently.
There are always 30+ drafts in my blog but recently I’ve been taking them and completing them. It’s got to the point now where this is being written over a week before it’s published. I’ve reflected back and can put this down to three things.
I’ve a new engagement and am working with a supplier, helping them think creatively about their product and market. This is encouraging me to think imaginatively about problems and a natural output from critical thinking is words and outlier thoughts that don’t fit the work but are still useful.
Finally, I’m making time to write. Commuting was a space where I would think, listen to podcasts and sketch out notes that would become blog posts. I’m making sure that I give myself that commuting time again to reflect, plan and review.
Recognising what I needed to do to change the environment to being more conducive to blog posts was the first step. Learning can help people do that for themselves.
However, no-one has put me in the flow except me. #ItStartsWithMe