Nurturing your multiple passions is important to improve yourself. By nurturing your passions, you will be able to cross-pollinate different fields and come up with fresh ideas that put you ahead of the pack. The question is: what should we do to nurture our passions?
There are many ways to do that, but here I’d like to discuss one of them: creating multiple blogs for your passions, one blog for each passion. There are several reasons why blogging is a good way to nurture your passions:
- It pushes you to keep learning
You can only write something meaningful on your blogs if you keep learning. The responsibility to update your blogs will give you the pressure to learn.
- It pushes you to digest the information and knowledge you get
To express things in your own words, you need to digest the information and knowledge you get. This will give you better understanding of the topic.
- It pushes you to find new ideas in that field
Unless you just want to repeat what other people say, you need to find new ideas to write about.
- It reminds you of the need to improve yourself
The existence of your blog reminds you that you have a passion in that field that you need to nurture.
Here are some steps to take to nurture your passions through blogging:
- List your passions
What are the things that make you excited? List them all. You may end up with a lot of items in your list. At this stage, just write everything you come up with without filtering them.
- Choose a few passions to start with
Since you may come up with many items in your list, choose only a few of them to start with so that the number of blogs is manageable. You may choose the ones that you are most passionate about. There is no right number here; just find what works for you.
- Create the blogs
These days you can create new blogs in minutes. You may want to use free services like Blogger or WordPress that can give you easy-to-use blogs in no time.
- Build reading habit
To write well on your blog, you should feed your mind with relevant knowledge and information. Read books, blogs, or magazines in the fields you choose.
- Set a minimum update schedule
If you don’t set a minimum update schedule, you could let months pass by without updating your blog. Choose a schedule that is manageable for you. As a general rule of thumb, the more you want to develop a passion, the more often you should update the blog. Of course, since the blog is just for your personal growth, you don’t have to update it too frequently.
- Write freely
You don’t have to polish your blogs and posts unless you choose to. Remember, the goal here is your personal growth and not creating professional blogs. You may write whatever things that come into your mind.
- Aim to write thoughtful content
While you may write anything you want, you will grow faster if you write thoughtful content. So aim to write better content with better ideas over time.
By starting blogs for your passions, you will have multiple outlets for your creative expression. Even better, you can combine ideas from different passions to get fresh ideas.
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