To those just starting out…
Ira Glass on Storytelling from David Shiyang Liu
There is nothing more valuable than the advice of someone who’s been there, especially someone as admirable as Ira Glass. This American Life regularly pins me to the seat of my car long after I’ve come home… waiting, needing to hear the end of the story… just so I can run inside and tell the whole thing to Mark (albeit very badly, and in not nearly as entertaining a way as Ira… while Mark looks at me confused).
As I strive daily to improve my writing, my photography, my blog, myself… I find myself coming back to this quote, over and over, and trying to remember that “It’s normal to take a while.”
If you know what good looks like, you can get there. “You just have to fight your way through.”
Thanks Alison for sending this my way, I’ve needed it… and I thought a few others might too.
P.S. Do you ever go through the archives of your favorite blogs? Like, the super duper successful ones? Those blogs are perfectly polished now… but for most, there was a time (long, long ago) that they looked a lot like you.
It can be pretty inspiring.