Ten Minute Trials

I just read a post by one of my favorites, Seth Godin. In it, he talks about leaving behind artifacts. Most of the time, when we’re busy meeting, tweeting, emailing, there is hardly anything tangible to show for it. Certainly not something that can be looked back upon to record how you were, what you said, what you thought, what you actually made. But what if, just in 10 minutes, you had a place to record what you found, what you thought, what was on your mind?

This is one of the powers of a blog. Thoughts. Words. Opinions. Rants. Joys. Artifacts. A record.

The only problem is time. Darn time. It takes time to formulate thoughts into coherent sentences that someone can actually take something from. Not to mention the time it takes to decipher whether or not it is worth writing about in the first place.

But I love the idea of 10 minutes. Just 10 minutes to leave behind an artifact. And just 1 thought. That’s all it really needs.

So, I’m going to try it out. I don’t know how frequently I’ll actually be able to keep it up, but looking at it in this way enables me to feel a little less pressure. It’s almost freeing in these terms. We’ll see.


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