I write every day. Good or bad, I write.

Random thoughts leading to the daily writing, and few ‘good habits’ I chose to let go of along the way.

It is Day 21 today. For the past 21 days (including today), I have been creating two pieces of writing — every single day. I answer a question on Quora and write an article on Medium.

#1. A DEEP SEATED DESIRE

Make writing a habit. I have always wanted to write. Actually, a more accurate description would be — to get better at writing. Writing really helps you think, collate your thoughts, visualize how those seemingly random thoughts piece up together. And to that end I have made some efforts in that direction. I have created and maintained more than a couple of blogs in the past (only to delete them later). I have written fiction, satire, movie reviews, food reviews, travelogues etc. I guess I was experimenting with different genres just to diversify.

#2. AN EFFORT TO CONDITION MYSELF

I used to be a fat kid. Not that fat, but yeah fat enough. So fat that you could see my cheeks shaking on a bumpy rickety ride.

#3. THE INFLUENCE OF GREAT PEOPLE

James Altucher, Mark Suster, Shekhar Kirani, Quincy Larson — I love HOW they write, and most of the times what they write as well. James has quite a unique way of presenting things, and could be an acquired taste for many. I like the quirky story like representation of things. Mark shares really insightful views — on all things startup. If you have checked out any of his Snapchat videos, you can see the energy he is packing. Shekhar is concise and precise enough to raise the most thought provoking business questions in your head — just by his LinkedIn status updates. I love it all. They all have really helped me in getting regular behind the keyboard.

I DON’T ALWAYS AGREE WITH THINGS. EVEN THOSE I APPRECIATE

Yesterday evening, I read an article by Rob Howard.

Article: Link Author: Rob Howard
  1. Quincy’s article. Without a link, I am depriving anyone reading it from discovering something that has helped me a lot.
  2. James, Mark, Shekhar — I love their writing in general. So, giving links to their articles wasn’t that relevant. So I skipped that.
  3. Someone may want to follow them. They helped me — howsoever unwittingly. Someone else may find that help as well. So, links to their profiles.

LETTING GO OF THE ‘NICE TO HAVE’ ITEMS IN MY WRITING

I started with quite some takeaways from Quincy’s article. These two are the most notable.

  • Used Headline analyzer to fix my post titles

That’s fucking insane!

That’s 22% of my time being eaten away into fixing my headlines, making better sentences. So I started questioning that.

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