Hugh Prather wrote in “Notes to Myself,” “If the desire to write is not accompanied by actual writing then the desire is not to write.”
With the invention of social media, that is all we are doing now is writing. All of us are writing about something–our likes, dislikes, our religious persuasion, our political stance, comments on cats, dogs, ex-husbands and wives, etc.
Because every single one of us is an expert in something, now we have the venue to spout out our innermost thoughts and opinions.
For years, I thought my only expertise was what I did for a living–packaging. I don’t know everything there is to know about packaging but after 30 years in the industry, I think I’ve learned a thing or two about the subject.
Most recently I have discovered I know a thing or two about several other topics: business networking; sales training; mentoring. Why? Because over almost 30 years in industrial sales, I have some pointers and tips that I can teach other, younger salespeople as well as share my expertise in having owned 2 businesses.
Wow! I’m a writer now! You can be too. Pick up that pen and pad and write what’s on your heart. It doesn’t matter if you post it on FB, Twitter or any other media but what happens is that it is exciting and exhilarating when you are finished.
Let me know what is on your mind that you are writing about today.