Today I am starting a project. It is simply writing at least one post every two weeks. Forcing myself to write. I plan to keep it up at least until I graduate (June 5th).
As per Merlin Mann’s description of a good blog, I think the posts will mostly be about technology and spiritual/life issues, things which I think about somewhat often. The relevant quote:
Good blogs are the product of “
Interest.” A blog shows me where someone’s attention tends to go. Then, on some level, they encourage me to follow the evolution of their interest through a day or a year. There’s a story here. Ethical “via” links make it easy for me to follow their speciﬁc trail of attention, then join them for a walk made out of words.
And there’s just a little bit more. I shall do my very best to write good, thoughtful posts.
Good blog posts are made of paragraphs. Blog posts are written, not defecated. They show some level of craft, thinking, and continuity beyond the word count mandated by the Owner of Your Plantation. If a blog has ﬁxed limits on post minimums and maximums? It’s not a blog: it’s a website that hires writers. Which is ﬁne. But, it’s not really a blog.
I don’t know what they will all specifically be about. I guess I’ll just have to note things along down the way, come up with ideas, and write. Even if it’s garbage at first.
That is all. (Oh yes, and expect a post or few in the next 13 days. If not, send somebody to dispatch me.)