On the principle that any writing is good practice I’ve started commentary through work channels as well, forcing myself to put thoughts out about various aspects of work that I deal in. It’s slow going, but it’s a good habit to get into. If nothing else it should develop my typing skills a little.
It’s actually a slightly different mental gear to shift into, thinking of something useful to write without a prompt or something to respond to, it’s making me capture stuff through the day that might make useful subject matter, a kind of mental scrapbook of things to write about.
I guess some of the stuff I post here might be a little inane, or lacking in specific value, but as a tool for me, it’s worthy.