A few months back I gave a short sketch of how I publish online. But today is back to the future as I return to WordPress.
In a bygone age of ink, pen, paper and a stamp, there was a barrier to entry. Today, there are querulous readers and trolling bots.
The copying of old masters requires skill. In which context, the mere repetition of copying helps to improve an existing ability.
Whether pre-prepared or thought out during serialisation, it provides for a short or medium content format which addresses a long form topic.
It is possible to find a subjectivity and objectivity of the written word and know I am on the right track, even if my work is temporarily out of fashion.
This gives you the space to post, find your voice and hopefully in time make a meaningful contribution to the world of letters as your readership grows.
Find a trigger which helps you to get in the frame for writing, leverage the power of habit and set your inner candidate to the task.
In some senses this is very apt, as on social media we are too often prisoners in a system providing emotional support to other prisoners.
A writer can fall into the trap of imagining because 67% of respondents to a survey support X, there is genuinely wide spread support for the proposition..
My weekends are usually spent cloistered away in my study, working on one project or another. My fiancée laments I spend too much time tinkering with my blog, time that could be better spent ploughing through more of my PhD or even writing a cogent article for here (Muse & Reason).