It’s a new year and as a result I reflected upon the previous year to see what I can improve. Sure thing: I have way more things to express than I actually published here on my website. I have opinions on many topics and I consider many of them worth thinking about.
As I thought about what held me back from posting my thoughts more regularly on my blog, I quickly realized that it is partly my fixed mindset. Until now, I always thought that blogging must be done from a Mac or PC. I didn’t event consider blogging from my phone or my iPad as an option. But why? I realized that typing from my iPad, even without any keyboard, is at least as quick as typing with my MacBook. Sure, you’ll need some time to get used to the iPad keyboard, but when you have it’ll be as easy as typing from your Mac or PC. If typing in my iPad is as easy as typing on my Mac, why don’t I blog from anywhere I am? On the go or even in the bed? I decided to simply do it: blogging shorter abstracts entirely from my iPad.
My experiment will start today. I just divided my blog into two categories: abstracts and essays. Abstracts for short and brief posts on whatever may be on my mind, and essays for long and well researched articles I’ll still publish in the future. Why abstracts? I think abstracts are a great thing in today’s world, there are millions (or billions? I’m typing from my iPad so I’ll leave the fact check to you – but you know what I mean) of blogs online. Everyone is expressing his opinion on everything and by doing so, nearly every blogger uses too many words. I truly believe that we should express 1000 word articles in 200 words – if we can do so.
My experiment is beginning today: regular abstracts written and published from my iPad.