Why Winston Churchhill Would Have Made a Great Blogger

Iconic people stand out in history against the backdrop of their time; people like Winston Churchill. Winston was a member of Parliment in England - the House of Commons and became Prime Minister during World War II. He is remembered for great speeches stirring the people of the Commonwealth to action and inspiring hope. It is no wonder he is a hero and highly considered by many people.

However if you take away Winston the Politician and Winston the Statesman, and if you take away Winston the Orator, what is left.

Winston the Blogger. Actually to be technically correct, Winston Churchhill was a journalist. At one point in his life he was even a war correspondent for a newspaper covering the Second Boer War in Africa.

As a journalist, writing was his income and he settled into a steady work habit which involved daily writing. This continued throughout his entire life, including retirement. As a writer, he produced a large number of volumes on topics covering a wide range of subjects including history and war, and lighter topics like painting. He produced 38 official public written works (books) - details can be seen at Wikipedia: http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Winston_Churchill_as_writer

Winston lived from both his authorship and other writing for periodicals and newspapers at various times in his life. He also spoke and raised money in that manner. Winston developed a habit of writing 1000 words per day.  In this manner he would produce 7000 words a week, the equivalent of 2 good chapters of a book.

It is obvious with His wide range of knowledge and his dedication and good writing habits, that Winston would have made a great blogger.  It is said that he was not necessarily a comfortable person to be acquainted with – not easy to be his friend.  However his thoughts and ideas have inspired many.

There are two things left to say.  First, get yourself a good biography of Winston Churchill and you will learn a lot.  Second develop some good writing habits of your own, and see where it will take you.

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This article was written by David Alley, Rockhampton Web Designer, SEO Consultant, PADI Rescue Diver and Church Leader. 

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