With just a few weeks to go before the 2nd anniversary of this “Conscious Writing for Creative Living” blog, today I’m celebrating this as my 100th post!
Each week I print what I’ve written and file it in a large purple ring binder that’s now almost full.
It’s rewarding to look back over the last 99 posts and feel a sense of creative satisfaction from this tangible testament to my commitment to keep showing up, come what may.*
Yet the greatest fulfilment by far comes from the comments made when a post has resonated deeply or the timing has been just right or sharing my story has made a positive contribution to someone’s process.
Those connections validate every second spent reflecting, exploring ideas and cultivating the most conscious state I’m able to embody in order to write as creatively and authentically as I can.
Before I launched the blog, I did some research on “best practice” to learn from the experience of others who have hundreds of blogs under their belt from many years of writing.
I came across an abundance of advice and tips on how to come up with ideas, structure good posts, craft “killer headlines” and write “irresistible introductions”!
It was certainly interesting to review all of this information and some of it made good sense.
However, it didn’t take long for me to realize that very little of it resonated with the energy of my holistic approach.
Remaining in Integrity
So I took on board some of the principles and, as I usually do in such situations, found my own way forwards.*
If I were more “savvy” about the use of key words and killer headlines, it is possible that subscriber numbers might sky-rocket… or not as the case may be?
Like everyone who blogs, my aim is to reach as many people as possible who could benefit from, and enjoy, my musings on a conscious and creative approach to writing, living and leadership.
Ultimately, I do the best I can with marketing whilst first and foremost remaining in integrity with the essence of the message.
Key Lesson Learned
A key lesson I’ve learned from writing 100 blogs as a Conscious Writer is to draw from the present moment always.
This “ground zero” approach is aligned with wholeness and leads you to ask yourself:
- What’s present for me right now?
- Where is the relevance to my core message?
- What wants to find its way into form at this time?
- What challenges are the people I mentor struggling with this week?
- How can I craft a communication or share a story to inspire, inform and uplift my readers?
Approaching this as a conscious inquiry means that it’s not just an intellectual exercise.
It requires opening yourself at every level to feel your way in to the intuitive promptings beyond the boundaries of your conditioned mind; then blending the input in the crucible of your being.
From there you follow the flow to the page and translate the essence into form as best you can to transmit the most vibrant expression of the living reality your words are pointing towards.
Conscious Writing is an on-going journey of infinite being and endless becoming.
Writing this blog certainly continues to teach me a great deal about both, and my highest intention is that it inspires, guides and supports you on your journey to explore the truth of conscious being and creative becoming.
Thank you for being such an integral part of the process!
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Three Small Requests
If you enjoy reading what I write, I would be honoured if you’d consider following through on the following requests:
- Take a moment to share your comments on posts that resonate with you at least once in a while.
- Spread the word by telling at least one person about the blog and encouraging them to subscribe.
- Let me know what topics you’d like to see me write about in the next 100 posts.You can share your ideas in the comments below or send an email to Julia@JuliaMcCutchen.com