I want to refocus this blog (again)

You stare at a blank page and you think — this is going to be my capstone, the best piece I have written so far. Then you start putting pressure on yourself to deliver and it becomes a chore, a burden. That dries up your inner writing flow and the blank page stays blank.

I have done that here. I have done that by boxing my writing into certain topics, trying to set fixed expectations when my mind is nothing but fixed. I want to change that now. 

10 years ago, when I first started writing, it was raw, unfiltered, unfettered, and it spoke to a few people. Then it spoke to more and more, soon becoming one of the best professional blogs in my country. 

But I moved to the UK in 2014 and part of me got left behind. I thought I could continue writing the same way, but I failed to recognize the fact that I couldn’t force a flow in a new language, a new industry and a world I had not experienced. 

After all, it took me 22 years to start writing in Romania, so why shouldn’t I expect at least some lead time? It only took me another 5 years to get to a point where I don’t need to box the writing in and let it flow. 

A few months ago, I wrote about how life is an improv game. Mine combines AI, blockchain, brain-computer interfaces, super-countries, social evolution and multiculturalism with a strong liberal flavor. 

If you are reading this and wondering what’s going on, look inside, let got and ride the flow. It will take you where you need to be.

For me, the show is just about to start. Act II. Yes, and…

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2 Replies to “I want to refocus this blog (again)”

  1. Looking forward to your new posts. I took a hiatus from my old blog as well, as I tried to get other projects off the ground and then got busy with life as immigrants to our dream country. Just let it flow naturally and write when you feel like it and what you really want to write about. I’m tired of forcing myself to write stuff that doesn’t resonate with my feelings, so, instead of trying to fit into a ‘plan’, just follow your guts. You’ll get back on track for sure 😉

    1. “I’m tired of forcing myself to write stuff that doesn’t resonate with my feelings, so, instead of trying to fit into a ‘plan’, just follow your guts.” — Absolutely LOVE this, defined my writer burnout.

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