write because you’ve got something to say

it’s been quite a long time since i have last posted something around here. i didn’t quit! it was just an end of university year with many exams and a successful BA diploma in pastoral theology for me. and that took from me a lot of time.

i haven’t published, that’s true, but i was constantly thinking in the past two months on why do i write for and what do i write for. of course i know why i write! (see that down below). well, the result of this reevaluating of my purpose is that i decided to start in the future a hungarian version of this blog. i will translate most of the posts that i already wrote and will constantly do that from now on. so, my hungarian speaking fellows: from now on you don’t have to complain, that you don’t understand what’s happening! magyar flag

 

why do i write? 

when i started thinking about launching this blog, i bought myself a notebook (paper, not digital) and i bought it in order to write down my ideas and plans. but i bought one particular notebook, with the following very inspiring quote on the cover:

you don’t write because you want to say something. you write because you’ve got something to say.

now, as i think back to the moment i have bought this copy-book for my notes, i know that was a short, but substantial moment.

 

you’ve got something to say:

self-knowledge
i have to start with being selfish. writing for me means to know myself better. that’s why i write a self coaching blog. it’s a way of expressing myself. sometimes it’s good to write out the things you have deep inside – for that you need a journal. writing on the blogosphere teaches me to control myself, my words and my thoughts. readers give a good feed-back (if they like-follow-comment-share etc).
but i never exclude the possibility that readers can benefit from my selfish experiment. everyone is free to learn from what i write.

share yourself with everyone

knowledge
some can work more on finding a topic to write about, than what it takes to actually write a post. it can be a nice experiment to try to find the topic that most people are interested in. if the topic is good, the readers will come.
i see it the other way around. what i write about it’s already present, i have dreams, experiences, i see things, read, think on the things i experience. i don’t search for a topic because i need to write something, anything. i’ve got something to say and that’s what i’ll write about. it’s up to the readers how will the articles are received.

write because you’ve got something to say

providence
you need to know your audience – they say. and that’s true. when you start a page, you have to take in consideration that the content you are posting will be read by one type of audience. so if you want to reach as many readers as you can, you have to write in such a way, that a wide range of people become interested in your articles.
now, for me, that’s not enough. i don’t want to trap in people in to my blog. i care about those who visit my blog and read my content. i keep an eye on those who are interested.
74% of those who visit my blog are native hungarian speakers. i can’t leave this vital information out. so, by taking the blog to a new level and providing a hungarian version, i want to show my readers that i care about them.
for those who don’t speak hungarian, relax: i know what topics you prefer and will continue writing on that, plus + i am happy to answer all you questions and be a friend when needed.

take care of your audience

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so the process starts with me, an egoistic attempt to express myself and to improve. but in this process i hope to see the needs of others.
i hope i can be useful for others too. 

Sometimes change can be for the birds

i like to call them rituals. routines are very effective.

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“Routine” – Just saying the word sounds boring. You may not even realize it but you love routine as much as you may hate it. You love it because it is the opposite of change. it is doing something over and over again day in and day out. It allows you to avoid surprises and to become comfortable in a pattern.

There is always noise about how change is good and that the only constant happens to be change itself. There are a ton of quotes, sayings and believers of routine being the worst thing since sliced bread.While change absolutely has a place we also believe that routines do as well. We are all here because we are trying to achieve a better version of ourselves and sometimes we need to get a boost to get there. This is how a routine can help.

Routines allow us to gain efficiency and measure progress over time…

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enchiridion

i think everyone should have an #enchiridion. but what is exactly the enchiridion i refer to?

first let’s start with finding out what the word enchiridion means. this is a latin word, that comes from the greek enkheiridion (ἐγχειρίδιον). the word can have multiple meanings and can be both used with it’s prime meaning and a figurative sense too.

the meaning of the word is handbook – a smaller book or a practical manual filled with advices regarding life, faith, doctrine or everyday deals.
here are a few examples of the most common and worldwide known issues from autors who wrote such a book (ranking by date of publishing): 1. enchiridion of epictetus (second century, ethical advices against the pagan arrian faith) 2. sextus pomponius: enchiridion (roman laws from the second century) 3. aurelius augustinus: enchiridion (pietical writing of one of the most known church fathers, in 420) 4. desiderius rotterdamus erasmus: enchiridion militis christiani (my personal favourite, year 1501/1503, handbook of a christian knight, practical advices for faith) 5. dietrich philips: enchiridion (christian doctrine, 1564) +1bonus. the enchiridion (animation, 2010)

enchiridion is used to express the most important, practical advices that readers should know.

but enchiridion has also another meaning: tuck (a small sword) – a sword that could be only used for defence, because of it’s short haft. usually upcale people, like patricians, barons or tribe leaders wore them, with their personal signature, sign or coat of arms.

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i added together the two meanings of the word. i’ve got by this as a result, handbook + tuck = a book that includes practical things in order to defend.

this is the origin of the name of my blog and the motive i decided to name my blog #enchiridion. i will write in order to develope a kind of a manual for everyday life: useful, practical, advice-based, self developement axed articles that could help to have a healthy way to see things.

yea’, these are big words, but this is what i write for.

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