Blogging As A Sparring Exercise For Writers

I would suppose that one of my greatest strengths has become my threshold for pain. Simply translated, that would mean my minimal fear of failure. Now, no one likes to fail, and possibly my dislike of failure is higher than most. However, I take the prerequisite practice, research, and preparation for attacking a task, and then, well, I attack the task.

Many times I don’t convey an understanding as well as I would like. Often I misspell words or don’t capture my audiences attention. Even more frequently, I leave out necessary details that can be capitulated by those who seek to critique me. None the less, I have learned to be receptive of advice, suggestions, and edification. In my designing, I yearn for the consideration of others, and I remove my fear, as i realize that my first time at bat with most projects will be a strike or a foul ball. I simply, learn from the process, and move on to make a better piece or product. The same holds true for writing.

What I want to suggest to all that follow this blog, and are reading this post is that practice, if not making perfect, will definitely make better. What most popular psychology informs us is that our brain, the receptor and transmitter of our thoughts, is a muscle. It is composed of connections called neurons that grow and multiply with thoughts, actions, and with reflections our experiences. The more we do a thing, the stonger our brains will become in assisting us in accomplishing a task. The frequency with which we do it, as my book “The Better Self” states, the higher our vibration will become. Our world is composed of vibrations that become elements, entities and beings. If you want something to live at a higher pace, well, do it more often.

As writers we often don’t get the discipline we need once we are outside of classroom. We are beset by timelines and constraints that force us to focus our energies on particular assignments, often not allowing us the breathing space to notice the growth in our writing. Since I have embarked on this one post a day regiment, that has changed for me. I am able, within a quick space of time, to assess my growth from last month to this month. Normally, I would have to either wait on a grade or peruse a portfolio of extremely various journalistic projects to get this sort of data. With blogging at a high pitch, I am able to determine where my areas of weakness are growing, what areas of study I need to research more, and what areas of composition I need to improve. Blogging is not writing a book. But neither is sparring an actual fight or bout. Yet, without the actual challenge of developing the body through physical contact, the boxer or martial artist would lack confidence and objective knowledge about themselves. The same with the writer.

Take time out to blog a little more. I complete suggest increasing the pace of blogging to one post per day. If the time does not present itself for that particular degree, I would then tell you to compose at least two more blog post per week than what you are currently producing. It doesn’t need to be a seven hundred word essay every post, but it does need to be written. As a person increases the pace and intensity of the push-ups they do, the more they will be able to do and at a faster pitch. Start from where you are at, and simply do it more often, as I state in the chapter on “Frequency” in the my book(if you haven’t purchased a copy, I suggest that you do, it is in the sidebar).

Blogging itself has become a practice and a profession for many. I would hope that your pursuits in the blogosphere yield you great rewards, and even more, I pray that you use it as a means to develop your skill set and help me improve and exponentially expand our craft.

8 thoughts on “Blogging As A Sparring Exercise For Writers

  1. Beautifully written with an amazing sense of clarity… I see a vulnerability here that culture would teach us as something to avoid, however, when consciously dealing with fear… one has to be honest. Part of that integrity involves a sense of vulnerability because you are telling the Truth and is unadorned; without facade–almost unbearably simplistic.

    I’ve recently taken on a similar task for the sake of my writing. Writing essays for a book, and on a few different blogs. However, your point is made, and as far as the blogs go–I desperately need to step-up my sparring times!

    Thank You for your unique, yet all too familiar, approach to writing. You’ve summed up quite neatly, at least 10 different ‘Top Ten Writer’s tips for writers’ lists I’ve seen in a weeks time (or more for that matter). Well Done!

    1. *smiles* hahah…i appreciate your take on my piece. I believe all of us in the literary world, whether recognized or not, should be “sparring” just a little more! There is a fearlessness that develops with transparency. True transparency shouldn’t embarrass, it should bolster. It shouldn’t detract from, it should add value to. And I am glad you are able to take that away when reading my blog.

  2. Beautifully written with an amazing sense of clarity… I see a vulnerability here that culture would teach us as something to avoid, however, when consciously dealing with fear… one has to be honest. Part of that integrity involves a sense of vulnerability because you are telling the Truth and is unadorned; without facade–almost unbearably simplistic.

    I’ve recently taken on a similar task for the sake of my writing. Writing essays for a book, and on a few different blogs. However, your point is made, and as far as the blogs go–I desperately need to step-up my sparring times!

    Thank You for your unique, yet all too familiar, approach to writing. You’ve summed up quite neatly, at least 10 different ‘Top Ten Writer’s tips for writers’ lists I’ve seen in a weeks time (or more for that matter). Well Done!

    1. *smiles* hahah…i appreciate your take on my piece. I believe all of us in the literary world, whether recognized or not, should be “sparring” just a little more! There is a fearlessness that develops with transparency. True transparency shouldn’t embarrass, it should bolster. It shouldn’t detract from, it should add value to. And I am glad you are able to take that away when reading my blog.

  3. This is a good reminder for me. Once my move is all or mostly complete, my blog will be continued and revamped. Working out the main muscle.

  4. This is a good reminder for me. Once my move is all or mostly complete, my blog will be continued and revamped. Working out the main muscle.

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