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Opening Statement

6 September 2013

I am not a writer. I am an editor. When I write, I tend to constantly edit myself in an effort to make everything exactly right. Unfortunately, this means that most of my writings never make it to publication. It takes me weeks to write a simple email. Okay, maybe not weeks, but certainly days.

Even still, I cannot resist having thoughts that I want to share with anyone who is willing to listen. I post in forums. I post in comment sections. I get into flame wars, usually by accident, with random internet trolls.

Sometimes, though, I want to share these thoughts on purpose with a wider audience. For instance, the post right after this one was inspired by a picture I saw while I was wandering the internet.

The purpose of this blog, then, is to mention the things that I think need mentioning. I am going to try to stay focused on writing and editing type topics, but I do tend to get rather excited about a variety of other topics as well. I am also going to try to avoid the problem I have with editing myself into silence. I self-consciously think this means that you will not be getting my best work, but realistically I think it means that I will still do my best, I just won’t kill myself trying to be perfect. I am going to try to save the editing for the writers who need me. For you, I am going to just write and see what happens.

Edited to Add (ETA): Apparently, it also means that I will publish, then go back and try to clarify what I meant. I will try to keep that to a minimum, as well.

Things I Do That Might Be Considered Strange: I name every new file in my computer with the date (year, month, day), then whatever I think it should be named. I started doing this only for pictures, but it has spread throughout my system.

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