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Mon, Aug. 12th, 2013, 02:30 am
Testing the LJ app for iPad.

I think my audience here is now... Two? At least among people I actually know. There may be as many as two more that I've met once or only know in Internetland out there. So, hi.

I've drifted away from writing, but want to reel it back in. I feel like my skill at it has atrophied a bit and also like perhaps there is a vein of deeper talent and creativity which I might tap with more practice, clearing away the strata of less artful words and works beneath which it lies buried. I suppose what I'd really like to do is become a persuasive writer, able to convince people through my words to think more and make better choices (both for themselves and for those who are affected by their choices). And maybe in so doing I can improve my own choices as well.

Writing here is the first step in that direction. I try to keep the content on my web site more interesting to whomever might happen along, while my LJ is the place for narcissistic ramblings. Which means I tend to start here to scratch my ballpoint pen across the page a few times, trying to get the ink to start flowing. Then, if something of value starts percolating in my brain, that gets posted to the web site.

Anyhow. It is late and I am tired, but I wanted to squeeze out a few words here before trying to sleep again. (Probably shouldn't have had a caffeinated soda with dinner, but I'd been craving it all day. Bah.) 'Night, Internets.

Wed, Aug. 14th, 2013 12:51 am (UTC)
angry_american

Glad to see you are still with us; if this is going to be a regular thing now I'll check in. For as useful as Facebook is for events, sharing stupid things, and getting in touch directly with people, it lacks depth or a large area to deposit something resembling a newspaper column, opinion or otherwise. So, if you have something more complicated to say besides quotable phrases or come here for the party/opening/event, I prefer read blogs.

Have at it.

-fw

Thu, Aug. 15th, 2013 06:16 am (UTC)
talonstrike

I agree completely regarding Facebook being a poor place for being verbose; the technology supports it, but there's something about the feel of the site (both the atmosphere and the design) that subtly discourages it. Personally, I prefer posting to a blog and having it auto-update Facebook and Twitter with a link to the real content if appropriate, but most of the tools I've tried for that haven't actually worked.

I'll be trying to drop a word bomb here once in a while, but I tend to be rather inconsistent about such things, so no guarantees. Still, I've been a bit more pensive and writing-prone since I took up meditation recently, so perhaps that will stick.