There's no writing without thinking. There is no thinking without writing.

Ideate and Curate(lla)

What would I do with the time I am using to write and publish daily? It takes me about 30 minutes to write, revise, illustrate and publish an article online. It always happens during eating breaks or very early in the morning o late at night. It’s about 4 hours per week and about 15 hours per month. 

As I wrote a few times, I would like to go deeper with my writing. If writing is thinking, I want to think deeper, longer.

I am frequently referring to a top-down/bottom-up approach to challenges. And also, on this occasion, I might find it helpful.

Top-down: what do I want to write about, and why? I’ve been writing a lot about writing. And, with great satisfaction and pride, it leads me to CREAZEE. I gathered 15 people and made them write for 30 days. How about that? The next big topic I want to write about is Personal Knowledge Management. You can create little gems every day, but it might be a huge waste if you don’t curate them.

Bottom-Up: If I curate my 200 online articles and my 500 journal entries, I can extract common threads and inspiration. That’s why I shall never stop writing daily. It’s the rereading and curation that requires time and, honestly, is quite dull.

Possible solution: split in half the 30 minutes of creativity in:

  1. Curating what I have already written
  2. Ideating and writing new content

I think I’ve already made this thought two or three times. Let’s see if this is the good one.


I am Massimo Curatella, and this is my DAY 26 Article in the CREAZEE Daily Writing Challenge and my 163rd daily article in a row.

There's no writing without thinking. There is no thinking without writing.
There’s no writing without thinking. There is no thinking without writing.
Senior Experience Designer. 25 years designing, developing, writing, speaking, facilitating and teaching.

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