Category: Writing

  • Learning to write well

    Since I started reading English language style guides few years ago, I became critical of the text I see everywhere.  There’s heaps of imperfect writing everywhere; billboards, public toilets, public transport, and oh yeah, this blog. These are all great learning opportunities to practice the rules I read in the books.  I’m in the airport […]

  • Importance of journaling

    Last ten days have been a bit gloomy for me. I am slowly feeling better. What has helped me is putting my thoughts down in a 960-word essay on what is bothering me and how I intend to deal with it. I wrote my post in the morning. Incidentally, Scott Berkun, one of the writers I […]

  • How much is too much

    As a personal blogger mostly writing about myself, my biggest dilemma is to decide how much is too much. I often wonder if I am exposing myself too much on the internet. Until recently, I did not even dare to have my photo on this blog. I am certainly not ready to post my family’s […]

  • Where would you rather be?

    Did you ever wish that you would rather be in a different place than you are right now? I did. I think it is normal for all of us to think of some dreamland where everything is going to be exactly in the way we want. A place that is anywhere but where we are […]

  • Habits and streaks

    I clearly remember that July night in 2013. I discovered Medium and was on reading spree. Just like how I used to read any and every blog in 2006 when I discovered blogging. That Medium post was titled Deliberate Practice, one of my favorite subjects. It mainly talked about two points which I can’t recall […]

  • Why blog?

    I can’t recall when and how I came across this inspiring clip on blogging. But this is a great reminder to me to blog and write some damn thing here.

  • Sharing versus lurking

    Are you actively sharing or passively lurking? I encourage people to find themselves in the former group because sharing is a great thing. It doesn’t matter what you share as long as it is your authentic content. A blog, a tweet, a speech, or a photo. Anything that you created. It doesn’t have to be […]

  • Practice, practice and more practice.

    Writing is a skill. As with any skill, writing improves with practice. But practice is inconvenient and hence it is hard to persevere. Which is the reason why I keep putting off writing. But all the greatest and latest advice I get can be summed up to two words: Just write. Which is what I […]

  • And so I write.

    I love writing. It is creative to play with words. I don’t aspire to be a professional writer though. I want to be articulate. I want to write with correct grammar, spelling and punctuation. I intend to master the principles of a great prose. Why? Because writing allows me to cement my thoughts in time. […]