Ending the writing hiatus

It’s been almost a year since I last updated this blog. There’s so much that has happened since then – I quit working at Techved, enjoyed a good 2 month vacation, came to Pittsburgh and since then, it’s been a roller coaster ride at CMU.

I have been writing on and off in my Evernote journal. But I have a strong urge to get back to writing more seriously in this blog. I’ve realized that to be a good designer, it’s important that I constantly reflect on my design practice, share what I learn and write a lot. It’s very important to be able to communicate effectively as a designer. I believe that it’s even more important to regularly share what I’m working on. It’s a good way to keep myself motivated to keep creating regularly.

After weeks of just thinking about writing, I finally decided to just start with this post. The hardest part of doing any task is to just get started with it. This is specially true when you have an urge to create something but keep staring at that blank slate for hours. Hopefully, writing this post will give me the enough momentum to update this blog regularly.

I have several interesting ideas for this blog. I can’t wait to get started on them!

This article has been particularly inspiring – Show your work

Once a day, after you’ve done your day’s work, find one little piece of your process that you can share. Where you are in your process will determine what that piece is. If you’re in the very early stages, share your influences and what’s inspiring you. If you’re in the middle of executing a project, write about your methods or share works in progress. If you’ve just completed a project, show the final product, share scraps from the cutting-room floor, or write about what you learned.

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