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Writing is, by nature, an opportunity for creativity and personal expression…

I found the below quote as an answer to the following question; “Do geniuses journal or do journals create geniuses?”

“Writing is, by nature, an opportunity for creativity and personal expression…Consider all of the important ways that writing supports the development of higher-process thinking: conceptual thinking; transfer of knowledge; judgment; critical analysis; induction; deduction; prior-knowledge evaluation (not just activation) for prediction; delay of immediate gratification for long-term goals; recognition of relationships for symbolic conceptualization; evaluation of emotions, including recognizing and analyzing response choices; and the ability to recognize and activate information stored in memory circuits throughout the brain’s cerebral cortex that are relevant to evaluating and responding to new information or for producing new creative insights—whether academic, artistic, physical, emotional, or social.”

Its from the book; Brain: Neuroscience Shows the Pathways to Learning written by Dr. Judy Willis.

“Never write more than two pages on any subject.”

I don’t think its feasible to have this blog if its only for longer posts, articles or essays. It wont work if its like that – although I would love to see myself write that stuff every once in awhile as well. So, here is a shorter one. I fell over a post on writing and what David Ogilvy thinks of it. Apparently Ogilvy an internal memo to all agency employees, titled “How to Write”. Ogilvy writes something that resonate with my first blogpost here on MGNS;

“Good writing is not a natural gift. You have to learn to write well.

He then continues with some good tips. I like “never write more than two pages on any subject” a lot because it seems like a good rule to keep it short, and to the point.

Oh. The grand opening.

It is no coincidence that I start this blog in the beginning of January. It not a New Years resolution, but it comes close. It has something to do with actually publishing all those ideas and thoughts that is heavy to carry around inside. It also have something to do with getting me a place of my own.

I created this site to give myself more time to stop and think and to learn by writing – instead of by, as before, reading. I believe that writing forces us to reflect on what we experience, see, read and do. It helps us gather our thoughts, share our perspectives and move the ball forward.

I also want to see if I can develop my writing and end up write both well and interesting. I want to see if I can keep it going, and if it ends up being as valuable to me as I believe it could. And I guess, we will find out if you also find it enjoyable to read.