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I’ve been very silent here over the last two weeks. Originally, I started this blog to get myself started, when I was in a lazy period. Interestingly, it did work. As I started the habit to daily blog, I have gotten more and more active outside that as well. At present, all my personal projects are up and running in a way better fashion than when I started writing.

Flow

Basically, I entered my flow. Flow is one of my favourite concepts. My own favourite are the writing flows I’ve been experiencing a lot over the last weeks. Especially in the evening, my fingers just run over my keyboard, writing posts for this blogs, emails to friends, articles and application letters.

I think it’s even a bit similar to a runner’s high. Everybody who has ran a race knows there’s a moment where you don’t feel tired, when you got really in it and it just feels like the street is passing under your feet automatically.

And flow is also the topic of one of my favourite TED talks, by an Hungarian-American professor with a terribly difificult name: Mihaly Csikszentmihaly.

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Writing, to me, is simply thinking through my fingers.

Isaac Asimov, Russia/United States, 1920-1992

One of things WordPress uses to motivate people to maintain their blogs, is to formulate goals: the first goal is to have five posts, the second objective is to have ten. The count is kept via a field that appears once you have published a new post. They often include a quote in relation to writing.

The other day, it was the one above by Isaac Asimov. Writing naturally is a talent I have always admired. I wished to be a natural writer, for whom the words stream straight from the head to the fingers, onto the paper. Unfortunately, I have to do way more effort. But trying to keep my discipine, for myself or for the posts of wordpress helps. And maybe one day, I will have learnt to naturally think through my fingers.