Monday, July 19, 2010

On Regularity

So, in case it isn't abundantly clear, I'm not trying to post every day.

First, I must salute Mr. Flask for doing so (whenver he isn't away).  Writing every day is no small feat.  I was tempted to try to match him, because, let's be honest, I'm competitive, and I like the idea of a challenge.  Plus, as he points out in one of his first posts, writing every day is probably the best thing for your skills as a writer.  So far as I know, that's true. 

I considered all of this.  Ultimately, I decided that unless I have something I want to say, I'm willing to let silence preside for a while.  And sometimes even when I do have something to say, I don't want to publish it immediately.  I like to let my posts sit a bit before publishing them - probably because I'm indecisive and a procrastinator, and by delaying, I can put off committing to my words a  bit longer.



  1. Have you considered just carrying around a tiny, fits-in-cargo-pants notebook to write ideas down in? I feel like it really helps with the quantity of essay-ideas I can generate. (And I can cherry-pick my blog posts from those, so it ends up coming out raising quality as well.)

    Not pressuring you to do a blog everyday, mind. I suspect the only reason I have time to do so myself is because I won't have an actual job until the summer ends, and I head off to the University of Washington.

  2. I probably should start carrying a notebook. I still need to try your wacky 'writing down names with recognizable characteristics' trick.