50 things: Shawn Blanc

Robert wrote on [Gridwriter](http://gridwriter.com/) about Shawn Blanc’s post on five years of being a writer and I’d also like to share it.

[50 Things I’ve Learned about Publishing a Weblog](http://shawnblanc.net/2012/07/50-things/)

I loved this:

> As your talent as a writer grows your own perception of your writing will likely stay the same.

I would say the same goes for musicians. I remember thinking I could quit happy once I had learned to play Black Water Side. And now that I can play it, my thoughts on my playing talent haven’t really changed.

I’ve been thinking a lot over the last week or so about writing. I used to write every day in my diary, for years and years. I’ve kept those diaries and they are now amongst my most treasured possessions. In fact, I wish I had never quit.

Since starting my first web journal on the now defunct Vox platform, I’ve written quite a bit, but without any real purpose. In fact, my very first website was meant to be nothing more than a means of sharing my wedding photos. This was back before Flickr and social media, when I was happy to have an ISDN line because I could combine the channels and get 128k!

Anyway, I’m going through a bit of a change right now where I’m thinking about creation, both in terms of writing and music. Part of that has come about after taking the decision to home-school our 5-year-old son; I’ve been thinking of things I could teach, the obvious things being technology and music.

So, watch this space!