I’ve been writing locally recently as I’ve been transferring old notebooks over to a digital format.
I would have thought that I would want to post stuff that I find in the notebooks on the blog, but what I’ve found is that a lot of the stuff that I write seems trite and uninteresting when I read it later.
This is something I’ve noticed before, the obvious implication is that a blog that is updated with current unfiltered thoughts is unlikely to be interesting. It may be that a blog would be better served purely as a repository for essays, than as a public journal of my life and thoughts.
Is it worth having both?
- A section for essays
- A section for daily thoughts
Is there value in daily thoughts that is worth having those published in addition to the essays that I put time and effort into?
Notebook Writing for Blog
One thing that is hard about just directly transferring notebook writing to the blog is that a lot of times I’m just jotting down my current thoughts about a topic in my notebook, and it’s only after I’ve gone on and returned to the topic a few times that my thoughts actually coalesce into a coherent whole. Just directly transferring the notes verbatim forces someone else to go through that whole process rather than getting the finished product.
Looking at the pieces one at a time is often annoying.
Getting the whole, is usually more satisfying.