As I look at my site I can’t help but wonder how I can teach others to do what I’m not doing myself. I know I should be blogging more. If I blogged half as much as I talk, I’d have at least one new blog a day. So…I ask myself, how can I convert that to blogging?
You would think that working from home and spending so much time on my computer that it would be easy for me. Nope, not me. I’d like to think it’s because I do work from home that I enjoy talking with a live body once in a while and I take advantage of it. Geez, if that was only true. I guess if I go way back, I’ve always talked alot. (even before the internet) Yet there are certain members of my family who thought I was very quiet. Go figure.
I could probably psycho-analyze myself, but let’s face it, I like to talk. I think that you learn so much by hearing the individual’s speech patterns and how they say something. (Yes, I do listen also) When you write, it just doesn’t seem the same. Have you ever received an email from someone (or sent one) that you really wondered if they meant what they said in the manner in which it was written? I’ve learned to re-read emails several times, especially if I’m angry, before sending it. I sometimes wait until the next day before sending. But then there are those emails I send anyways that don’t always turn out the way I expected.
I know that I need to write more. I love to train and one great way to do that is to via the web. Face-to-face is not always possible. Plus you can work with some many more students via the web.
So I’m going to make a concentrated effort to write more, talk less and “try” to impart some knowledge at the same time. I love reading blogs and learn so much by following blogs. Thank goodness for my Google Reader.
So my friends on the phone (you know who you are), I promise to try and cut back on the conversation. I promise to blog more instead and also to Tweet more. Will I stop talking…well, one can dream but I doubt that’s going to happen. I will spend more time though on my blog and re-creating my own site. Of course, that’s in-between designing sites for my clients.