After spending weeks agonizing over what the first blog post for JWO Media should be, here I am, staring at a blank page. Here I sit, typing random words, with no idea where I’ll end up. The only definitive plan I have is forcing myself to publish whatever I end up with. It’s been a long time since I’ve used free writing as a device and I’m just realizing that I missed it. This really feels good. Most of the writing I do these days is centered on a particular task, like sending an email or finishing a proposal. Writing that is “mechanical” in nature is so much easier as the parameters are already set by whatever authority there is that tells us what emails and proposals should look like. Sharing one’s thoughts, feelings and opinions, that is the true challenge.
Now I'm beginning to wonder if this blog post, the random post with no planned goal or topic has any place on a business website. Will conducting this experiment in free writing get me in some sort of trouble with the blogging police? Is there such a thing as blogging police? F*ck the police, JWO Media can be shaped into anything we want her to be. We can use this space both to educate and to learn, to celebrate successes and reflect on our mistakes, to advocate, to critique... there are so many layers to our needs and interests. Why should we restrict ourselves?
And now that I’ve freed myself and you’ve taken the time to read this, will you subscribe so you can take this ride with us? Who knows, maybe we can get to know each other and actually have some fun.
Let's keep in touch,