April 6, 2020
I’ve been conscious of not writing anything longer than a tweet for at least a couple of years now; even at work, the majority of my written communication tends to be in presentations, so a lot more bullet points than prose. But on the flip side of that, I don’t really love the psychological overhead that comes with a full-blown blog—that feeling that if one is going to write something, then one had better write something worthwhile, or at least fully thought out.
There have been a number of false starts in my efforts to write more over the last little while… I’d start something, only to get bored or discouraged with it pretty quickly. So what I decided to do was put something together that allows me to do something halfway between a tweet and an essay. It’s as stripped back a version of a blog as I can think of: just a title (which, for now at least, I’m not going to use for anything other than a URL slug) and some text. No images or categories or tags or comments or anything. I’m working under the assumption that the less I have to think about when I think about writing something, the more likely is it that I will go from just thinking about writing something to actually writing something, and the more likely it is that I will write something more often.
As far as content goes, I have no strong convictions about subject matter—in another effort to reduce friction, I’m going to go with whatever I feel like at any given time.
So that’s my jumping-off point. Let’s see how it works out for me.