After 12 years as a daily journalist for a very well-known newspaper in the country, I have decided to start working as a columnist.

I feel changes are necessary if you have spent a lot of time doing the same thing. Any advice? Wish me luck!

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I would say it's definitely a good change, congratulations on making the decision! I think it's important to always keep trying new things and evolving as a professional, so I think you're on the right track. Of course, there will be challenges, but that's to be expected. Just make sure you stay focused and motivated, and you should do well. Best of luck to you!

First of all, it's important to be yourself when writing your columns. Don't try to replicate the work of other columnists, be unique, and let your personality shine through. You'll also want to ensure that you're constantly learning and keeping up with current events. As a columnist, it's your job to provide insights and analysis on the day's news, so you must be well informed.

It sounds like you have made a very smart decision! I would recommend taking some time to reflect on what you want to achieve as a columnist. What topics do you want to write about? What style do you want to write in? Are you looking to reach a specific audience? Once you have a clear idea of your goals, it will be much easier to start putting together your first few columns.

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