Sometimes I get so immersed in researching a subject, in finding, assembling and optimising the accompanying pictures, in writing and re-writing text and checking links, that trying to do a “proper job” post ends up being a long and drawn out chore. Not a good state of affairs.
Blogging is supposed to be fun, and I suspect that if I’m not fully enjoying writing posts for Articles & Texticles, then you, the reader, probably won’t enjoy reading them much.
I realise that I need to learn to edit my material into more punchy posts, but what so often happens is that the research entangles me in a web of fascinating facts and alluring anecdote. I like this research phase enormously, because I it means I’m learning new stuff, but it slows down my output, and my posts get further and further apart.
In my view there’s only one thing that I enjoy more than a digression, and that’s another one.
When new ideas and stimulating bits of research hit me in future, I’m going to try and share my enthusiasm for discoveries more quickly, while the essential thrust of the story is fresh in my mind, and not wait around to fill out the bigger context.
These short, sharp pieces will be halfway between a post and an article. In other words: Particles.
I hope you will share my enjoyment….