I did some morning dictation. I put some book quotes in the left then talk through some thoughts on the right.
In the past I’ve used dictation and then generated pages and pages of text, just rambling. It becomes too much to want to wade through so I never end up using it. There’s probably something useful from speaking through things in the first place.
It might be good to give it some pre-structure before talking things through so that I can give myself swim lines for wading.
Here’s a quote from Bruce Lee in a book I’m reading about decluttering your mind:
“It’s not a daily increase, but a daily decrease. Hack away at the inessentials.” – Bruce Lee
With voice dictation, I’m able to generate a lot of text. It’s inessential text. So I need to figure out how to hack away at it. Give it some structure.
I’m starting to think more and more about what is essential in this blog. What makes me happy to work on it every morning? What doesn’t? What will others like?