A Slow Change Of Format

In the past I’ve used excerpts from news stories as a platform for commentary and have decided to TRY to change my format a bit. Over the course of the next few weeks I will attempt to move to more of an essay-style blog.

I have a couple of reasons for wanting to do this:

1. I want to post less and put more thought into the posts I do make.
2. I want to improve my writing skills.

My commentary has typically been off-the-cuff and a rough draft. I’ve gotten bored with my blogging style and want to try something different. My current style is also too time-consuming and my life in meatspace has suffered. If it means fewer readers I’ll have to live with it.

As easy as this may sound, it’s not. I tried to give up blogging altogether — a mistake, because I enjoy it too much — and lasted five whole days. Changing my style will be no easier because habit sets in. I suspect I’ll still use news stories as a jumping-off point in any case, I just won’t excerpt them. I will provide links.

I expect this to take some time as it will be like weaning Jamie Lee Curtis’s kid from the breast: no easy task. I’m only posting this to give regular readers a heads-up if they notice a decline in posts

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