For the fellow blog writers out there, how much writing do you do off your blog? If it’s not an insubstantial amount (nothing like a double negative to hedge one’ s words), do you find that since you’ve begun blogging, your off-blog writing has changed in some ways?
As somebody who dreads writing because she finds it to be such a long, laborious undertaking, I may just be seeking false solace in saying this, but I think that since I’ve started this blog in late 2010, I’ve gotten just an itsy, bitsy faster in my word-on-the-page production process. Assuming that this is true, my new-found speed may be for all the wrong reasons. I may have gotten more cavalier about the final product; the natural length of my writing may have shrunk; wheezy, breezy construction may have become the norm.
Or not. I can’t tell. But if I ever find myself writing a thesis using the WordPress word editor, following WordPress’s janky grammar suggestions, and “self-publishing” the thing as a series of posts on teasandbooks.wordpress.com, I will surely lament how blogging has ruined me . . . by writing a blog post about it.
(Photo from Simon’s photography.)