I often forget what I have written about in previous blog posts. Not because my musings are boring- far from it. I think what I write is pretty dang awesome and totally worth reading- you should think so too. (Shameless self promotion.) So keep supporting me. I almost forgot, now back to what I was saying…
For days on end, ideas float around in my head. A title or the first few lines get quickly jotted down as they pop into my mind. When I am ready, or the time is right, the post comes to life. I subsequently take the time to perfect my musings, often re-writing sentences & editing paragraphs. My brain focuses intensely on getting the words just right.
Periodically I start on a blog post only to realize part way through that I’ve already written about it. The beginning may be different, but the content is abruptly repetitious. Ugh. TABLE FLIP FRUSTRATION kicks in and I delete entire passages. The feeling of all those minutes and hours wasted typing overwhelms me.
Only, they’re not wasted and I shouldn’t think like that. The synaptic activity causing a relapse is beneficial to my health. It means my brain is functioning normally. It means I am getting more and more comfortable writing & sharing.
This week, I drew from the depths of my memory what made me laugh as a young teen. That brought me back to Saturday Night Live skits. Some of the humor is dated. Some of it isn’t as easily accepted as it once was back in the 70’s and 80’s. Some of the skits just don’t hold up upon reflection. The majority of my blog posts won’t hold up over time. But even the greatest writers had some bombs. Just because you can find a “Complete Works of Edgar Allan Poe” doesn’t mean it’s the “Greatest Works of Edgar Allan Poe”.
Forgive me if it seems as if you’ve read this before. You’re probably going to read it again. Unless you stop following me. Then you won’t.