Why I Write About Writing At Hip Diggs

Hip Diggs is a blog about simple living and minimalism. You’d expect posts about getting rid of clutter, buying less stuff, and and living in smaller homes. Why then, write about writing?

Why I write about writing at Hip Diggs: Photo of old typewriter.

The Short Answer: I’m A Writer

Writers should study their own craft. It’s how we discover our strengths and weaknesses. It’s how we become better writers. When we write about our writing, we reflect on our successes and failures. We learn and grow as writers.

But there’s more. Writing is an art. Minimalism has its roots in art. As a minimalist, I write in a short, concise style. That’s something that I want to share with others. 

Why? Because writing concisely is beneficial to anyone who wants to learn how to communicate effectively. The ability to communicate directly in a brief manner is something many employers seek.

When I write about writing, I remind myself to practice good writing, and I help others learn essential writing skills. That’s a win-win scenario. 

Some Further Explanation

Before Hip Diggs, I’ve operated several other blogs. In 2014/2015, I experimented with two blogs in particular. Now defunct blogs, Simple Writer and Simple Blogger, had dozens of great posts on writing. It seemed shameful to throw out all the content when I killed the blogs. So I started moving some of those posts over to Hip Diggs last year.

But I’ve discovered something. My writing posts at Hip Diggs don’t get much traffic. They are among my least popular posts. This has led me to the decision to write less about writing at Hip Diggs. You can still expect an occasional post about writing, but it will no longer be on a monthly basis.

Writing About Writing: In Case You Missed Them…

Hip Diggs Offers Blog Coaching

If you’re ready to start your own blog, I’d like to help. Hip Diggs isn’t affiliated with any specific hosting company. I don’t get a commission to get you to sign up with my host. I’d simply like to help you choose the best hosting company for you. I can help with choosing a domain name, finding the right theme, and creating a simple and beautiful look to your blog. I can also help with developing your about page and brainstorming blog posts.

If you’d like my coaching services, I’m currently opening a few spots. But this is only for a limited time. Learn more about my simple coaching packages. Contact me at danerickson@danerickson.net for more information. To see more posts at Hip Diggs, just click the link below:

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