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Getting Back into the Habit of Writing

January 16, 2012

In just about every form of writing I’ve tried in my life, I’ve found that getting started after prolonged absence ranks among the hardest tasks. Whether trying to make the time to blog, or begging for forgiveness with friends I haven’t emailed back (and if this is you, I’m sorry and you should probably just send me a quick email to yell at me catch me back up with your happenings), getting over the initial hump offers just enough resistance to keep me away from writing.

So to take some of my own advice I’ve offered others, I’ve decided to just start writing again. No over-elaborate apologies (just this pseudo-apology), no grand pronouncements of schedules or plans, just an acknowledgment that this is a thing I’d like to do more often than once every few months. To be honest, I don’t really have any big things I want to write about right now, so this will probably start with links to things I read and found interesting with a little comment or endorsement of why it’s worth your attention. Hopefully from there, I’ll end up with longer tangents or my own ideas or whatever.

The one thing I will say is that I’m going to try to spread things out a little bit. If I’m inspired and write three short bits, I’ll spread them over a few days. If I have an idea but don’t have time or find myself stalling, I’ll let it sit in the drafts folder until the right time returns.

So the first of these non-apology apology posts will go up tomorrow after I write it in a few minutes, and hopefully a few more will follow over the next week and a half or so. It goes without saying that you should probably just subscribe through RSS/Twitter/one of the other things in the right hand bar rather than check back in here.

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