My plans to put up a post each day for this week has hit a snag. I’m sure the 20 people who have bothered to read this blog this week will be crying for me. I did have half of an article written up already. It was a proper games one too and not just rubbish like this where I egotistically talk about me, myself and I.
A lot of the article intended for today was written before my first big post on Monday. I had every intention of releasing it on Monday but a debate cropped up on a message forum sparking my interest more.
Most of the things I’ll end up writing on here will have a similar spark. I love a good internet argument. It’s a bit annoying that I can’t really take part in them any more. Between work and home I don’t get the time to waste pointlessly debating with people I don’t know about subjects that don’t really matter.
In the time it takes me to write up this apology I could have completed the article. Without a doubt. The problem was that …it was shit.
Last weekend I would have been quite happy with it. It’s a good reply for an internet forum. It hits the points I want to make well, doesn’t just repeat the same mantras everyone falls into in such a debate, and there are few personal insults against the opposition. As an article it just doesn’t read well. Like this post, words just flow out in an attempt to just get it complete as soon as possible. As long as I’m right and it’s in reasonable English, I win.
Monday’s DLC article is written in a similar way. I took more time over Tuesday’s article about how I do/don’t want a MacBook and if you compare the two they’re worlds apart. It’s still not brilliant, I’m no writer, but my work being anything less would be a step back. Over the course of the week, and the practice I’ve had over that time, the article intended for today was certainly a throwback.
I’m not too sure what to do now. In needing to write an article every day I’ve noticed my skills improving as parts of my brain get restarted. It’s the good kick up the brain stem that I needed. On the other hand, I want my writing to be at a higher level that is better structured and more enjoyable to read*. I don’t think hammering out a blog post a day in the very little free time I have is the most conductive method of doing that.
Hmm…what to do?
*this post doesn’t count. This post was just knocked up in next to no time. I’m only going to start writing well …right now. That was it. Now. Oh wait, forget I said that. I’m just talking rubbish. I meant …as of now. Now.