Commuting – or not…

Now you may be asking, “What in the world does ‘commuting’ have to do with writing articles?”

Well, the other day I wrote a little article which was published on a site I am a member of – Qondio. It was done rather quickly and while not the Great American Novel, it makes for a bit of interesting reading.

What Qondio does is to send members a weekly email, which has a suggested topic and subtopics, asking folks to put together a piece of Intel (meaning articles for for those not familiar w/Qondio) for publishing on the Qondio site. Each week a different topic is suggested.

Each piece of ‘Intel’ has to be unique and not published anywhere else until after it is approved and appears on the Qondio site..

Qondio is a way of getting some exposure and back-links to a site you specify and the service is free. This week the topic was commuting.

Here is what I did. After thinking about the subject for a few moments, I related it to several incidents in my life, picked one and simply began to put it on paper – oops, I mean word processor! I was just telling a story.

This is something you can easily do as well. Just tell a story, as if you were having a conversation with a friend having coffee across the table from you. (in my case I like it to be a beautiful women who is simply fascinated with me – hey, I can dream can’t I)!

That’s all an article is – A Story! Whatever the subject, you are simply telling a story. Then read the draft, do whatever cleanup is needed and publish. It’s all I did with the article you are reading.

So take a few minutes, sit down in a quiet, – or if you prefer, noisy – place, pick a subject and just put your thoughts down. It may surprise you how easily it comes after you have done this once or twice.

Always remember that no matter the subject matter, you are a one-of-a-kind person and bring a unique perspective to the table.

Try it – you will enjoy it.

Chinese proverb:

“If I don’t change the direction I am headed,
I will end up where I’m going…”

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