Preoccupations and Observances
You Can Call it a Blog But Only Setting Your Expectations Way Out of Reach
I don’t blog. I don’t acknowledge the verb.1 I turn a cold shoulder to the nounal form. I write. To write is sufficient for me. I occasionally write here; but too infrequently because I am typically writing other things for clients. I’ve also put more than one million words into a novel, that has been hatcheted down to 360,000 words in the early editing phase. I enjoy writing fiction. I don’t always enjoy writing about work-related topics after I’ve been working all day. But sometimes something catches my interest, or gets my blood boiling and inspires me. But the snoot in me won’t let me call writing about it blogging
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1 Merriam-Webster’s opinion only makes me dig in my heels further. Bloggier and bloggiest are bunk. I can not think of a single instance where they might be useful.
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