Follow the love and the rest will follow

This bit isn’t really the point of Kottke’s post but dang it hit me hard:

One of the reasons I decided to take a sabbatical last year is that I was not loving what I was doing here and it was starting to show. Oh, I’ve been doing this long enough that I know how to paper over the cracks. Also, I’m stubborn and will keep at something even if I’m not enjoying it, but the wheels were starting to come off of the wagon. Now that I’m back, I’m trying to figure out which bits of this weird job I’m really into and redirect my efforts there. Gioia’s piece is a good reminder to follow the love and the rest will follow.

I’m feeling this as I’m trying to get back into the writing habit in 2023 after a meandering, sort-of hiatus of many years. And it’s been hard. A lot has changed since I last tried to do this. I don’t like writing (or reading) Twitter threads. The type of short-paragraph, emoji-laden content that works well on LinkedIn is just not something I want to do. So I’m left with trying to figure out what gets me excited. What do I want to write about, and post, and share.

I’m following the love, and hoping the rest will follow.

Rian van der Merwe Elezea // The B-Sides