What is a writer? I’ve been thinking about this and, while i dont consider myself a writer, i truly enjoy the process of both thinking of what to write about and putting thoughts into paper (in this case, digital paper).
I think the reason why Twitter was never my app of choice is due to the limit in characters. And the fact that people came up with threads to go around it tells me that I am not alone in this.
There is something to be aaid about summarizing our thoughts though. It remminds me of when i first started in consultancy and i wanted to create a library in the company for folks to use (i might have been a librarian in a past life). My boss at the time asked me to write a proposal for him to review and as a newbie I knew it had to be good, so I crafted a whole thesis around the subject, very verbose and complete. I sent it over and his reply was “too long – didnt read it. Please summarize itand send it again”. This was a real world lesson!
While the project got.lost in the weeds of bureaucracy, that lesson stick with me until today and I rarely can hit that publish or send button nowadays without re-reading and summarizing stuff.
This mkght be why I dont post often, that extra step – while super important – is super boring to me. Which is why this weeks’ posts have gone by so swiftly, I decided to let go of that step and jjst hit the button when I am done.
It makes it harder for whomever is reading these, but allows me to be more efficient in the process.
There’s also one more thing:our inner critic mostly comes up in that summarizing step. So mamy times the posts just stay om the drafts folder until I can “make them good”.
Well – I hope at some point I’ll be able to find a good middle ground, but until then this is what you’re stuck with: unrevised and long postsof me blabbering my thought out to the blogosphere!