I have never regularly written a lot. Outside of school and work I have never written anything noteworthy, except for a few skate punk songs for the band Impact I played in back in 20 (!) years ago. But I did try keeping a diary several times in my life. The first diary I tried was to write down my dreams, immediately as I woke up in the mornings. Needless to say, that proved difficult as dreams as generally too weird to articulate, but more importantly you quickly forget them and it was a challenge of discipline to immediately after you wake up put your pen to the paper. Only when I was out backpacking for 6 months were I able to write regularly, documenting what we'd seen and done each day with a few short paragraphs (using pen and paper...). And as you can see on this page, I tried started blogging 5 years ago but never found a natural rhythm to it (past blog posts originally posted on Tumblr).
Hence, I do recognize that keeping a diary, writing novels and blogging may not be something which comes naturally to me. But I have all my life been opinionated and loved to debate and discuss topics that interests me. And I recognize that writing helps your mind structure and articulate your thinking. And the more you practice at it, the better you become. Also, the longer I live my life I'm also more convinced about the value of transparency, and publicly sharing my thinking resonates very well with this. This is why I'll now try to be more active writing here and increase my output rate from 3 posts per 5 years. I'll cover any topic which interests me professionally and personally. Everything will not be new and groundbreaking as plenty of topics have already been articulated by others who are much more skilled at this than I am, but I will aggregate my readings, learnings and thinking and add my own color to it.
By posting this I hope to give clarity to my historical inactiveness at blogging, but also create social pressure on myself to actually keep writing consistently.
“There is nothing to writing. All you do is sit down at a typewriter and bleed.” ― Ernest Hemingway