Well maybe the title is misleading. I don’t write slowly, in fact I write quickly, but I write in order to slow down. I have discovered that posting a small chunk of writing to a blog, makes me slow down as I sit quietly and ponder and jot down thoughts. So I am a bit addicted to this way of making me feel productive, whilst still being a bit more deliberate and a bit slower in my actions.
The aim is to give myself time to think and to challenge myself to put that thinking in a more public domain. But also to write quickly and relatively succinctly, to prove to myself that I can blog without spending hours on it. It may indeed be obvious that this is a time challenge as much as anything. How much can I write in the time it takes me to drink a coffee?
So far it has been a fun experiment in writing whatever springs to mind, but I am now wondering how real bloggers write so prolifically. At some point I will need to plan out blog posts. So, a new way of sitting and pondering and still feeling productive presents itself. Let’s grab another coffee and get planning.