For me, blog posts are like hot potatoes. I don’t want to hang onto an idea for too long. The longer I hang on to it one of two things happens: 1) I overthink it and agonize over every detail, or 2) I get bored with it and could(n’t?) care less.
I typically spend 1 – 2 hours on a post before sending it out into the wild world of internets. Once it’s out there, I’ll usually look at it 50 times throughout the day; likely, making several minor tweaks. After that, I say ‘goodbye’ and move on.
I realize that I’ll make mistakes, sound like an idiot, contradict myself… but, I’m not too concerned with any of that. I spent two years picking a part my thesis. I kid you not, I shed tears over the use of past and present tense verbs, passive voice, indents, and referencing. It pained me to delete participants’ comments and I lost sleep over pie charts and bar graphs.
Today, I grant myself a little kindness by allowing myself the following artistic flex:
- passive voice