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Learning about writing and myself

When I hit my one year mark for the Great Blog Project, I started re-evaluating what I’ve been doing, particularly my goals with regard to writing. I’ve been thinking about it a lot, although I didn’t have any clear idea where I wanted to go.

But slowly, I’m getting a better idea of what I want to be when I grow up. (Hereafter defined as hitting 40 — 24 days from now. Please be advised I reserve the right to move the goalposts.)  When I started writing this blog, and later my Communities column, I wrote my opinions. Then I wrote information informed by my opinions. Those are good things to write, but somehow it wasn’t hitting all cylinders. What I really want to do is to tell about people, things, and ideas I’m passionate about. I want to tell stories that spark the imagination and inspire people to follow their own passions. And, because writing is a passion of mine, I want to do it well.


This all crystallized for me as I was working on my article for this week’s Between Errands column. (I’m still working on it, so no spoilers! I think you’ll like it. Suffice it to say there’s a lot of passion involved in the people and the project I’m writing about.) Last week, I wrote about one of my own passions — preserving and restoring the natural night sky. In fact, going back to the story before that, I also had to talk to people who had a passion for providing access to education for girls in Kenya.

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My goal from here out is to try to convey the passion behind the stories that spark my interest. I don’t know how that plays out in my writing yet, but already I’m more excited about the possibilities than I’ve been in a long time. Passion is motivating.

What are you passionate about? How does that motivate you?

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