Why I am writing in the time of Reels?

Haripad, Kerala, India / Photo by Bino

Haripad, Kerala, India / Photo by Bino

Why am I writing in the time of Shorts, Reels, and TikTok? Is it worth it? Does anyone ever read this? These were the questions that came to my mind before starting this Digital Garden. So here’s why I am writing in the time of Reels.

To clear off my monkey mind.

My mind is constantly thinking and talking to me about various things, including what I learned or read recently, things I have seen, my misbehavior, and new ideas I need to share. The list is endless. To clear my mind, I write in the time of Reels. When I started blogging, it helped me focus on this blog and the topics I want to share instead of being overwhelmed by cluttered thoughts.

Get more clarity about what I am thinking.

When I think about something, there’s a chance that I overestimate my knowledge on the topic. But when I try to put my thoughts on paper, I often find that I can’t express them adequately. That’s when I realized that I may not have a complete understanding of the topic. By writing about it, I can gauge the depth of my knowledge and identify areas for improvement. This process helps me understand the topic well enough to explain it to a five-year-old.

To share my thoughts.

I hope that sharing my thoughts and ideas will bring me two primary benefits: feedback and luck. Good feedback will encourage me to write more, and negative feedback will challenge me to improve my writing skills. Sharing my knowledge will also help me attract luck, which can bring recognition for my work and potentially life-changing opportunities. I know that luck is not guaranteed, but I’m grateful for the opportunity to try.

To document myself for my future self

This will help to document who I am today and what I have learned so far. As time passes, our memories and experiences shape who we are and influence our growth. Writing down my thoughts and experiences now will allow me to reflect on my journey and see how far I have come.

So, I’m trying to learn more, write regularly, and share my thoughts in the time of Reels. Instead of focusing solely on the end goal, I’m enjoying the process. I hope this journey will make me a better person.

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