He is the author of Outliers, which is one of my favorite books ever. And it is with this in mind (with the goal of becoming a great writer) that I decided to undertake the Post a Week WordPress challenge. My challenge to myself is to write at least 5 posts a week, while keeping computer use to a maximum of 2-3 hours per day!
I know right? In the past 9 months of blogging, I estimate I have spent about 1,500 blogging-related hours on the computer. At that rate, I can finish off my 10,000 hours in just 4 years and 3 months.
BUT if I limit time on the computer to 3 hours/day max , that would mean I will clock in my 10,000 hours EIGHT YEARS from now! Ack!
Yup I need to decrease computer time to help my tennis elbow and wrist injuries heal. All the tennis, yoga, baking and sewing don’t help either – SIGH! Right now no Downward Dog poses for this DiploWife!
My physical health is as important as honing my writing skills. So even if blogging is my current obsession, I need to also exert some self-control and find a balance between blogging and other activities in my life that don’t place any pressure on my wrists. (It’s going to be hard I know!)
And even if it takes me 8 years.. who cares? At least I am working towards it. And it would be nice to think that in 8 years, I will be a great writer, happy, healthy and still have full use of my hands. =)
“But the only way a writer or creator finds their way to quality is by writing – a lot of writing”
So no excuses! =)