Wednesday, January 31, 2007
Of blogging, that is. About a year after I've started blogging, I'm finally doing it some justice. I've been writing more frequently, am gradually learning how to write shorter and (hopefully)more lucid prose and have finally realised the benefits of writing directly to a computer screen with various virtual tools to bail you out. No need to make messy cuts on the paper, simply delete and re-write. No need to draft, re-draft and then type the whole thing - just delete all and start over again if you're not satisfied. I am finally getting past what I stated here, and in the process also saving paper. (Ofcourse, determining whether the ecological impact of an hour of extra computer usage is lesser than that of a few wasted sheets of paper would involve some massive cost-benefit analsysis; but lets just go along some 'intuitive, seemingly correct' assertion for the time being). Today, I typed an entire post and closed the window without saving or publishing it. And then, astonishingly, found the patience to come back and re-write it after a small break. Ahh, the joy of blogging.