I Want To Try A Writing Experiment
If you’ve ever kept a website, you know that a lot of work happens behind the scenes – in addition to writing there are the tedious tasks of resizing and formatting images, finding the perfect headlines, and optimising the content to maximise search engine results (SEO). I can say with a degree of confidence that I spend at least as much time formatting and fidgeting as I do putting words (and ideas) down on paper – and does all this extra work help me get my ideas across? Probably. It pays to have beautiful looking content and if readers can’t find it, what’s the point? The point is that I have a backlog of ideas and content that hasn’t been going anywhere and that I would rather have it sitting in a poorly formatted blog post floating around the back of my mind. I’m thinking of this experiment as rapid prototyping of content.
What Is A Daily Blog?
Think of this daily blog as a playground for putting ideas on paper – a brain dump – an online, publically accessible journal of what’s on my mind. Topics will vary, and ideas may be half-baked, but that’s the point. It’s probable that most of these daily blog post won’t go anywhere but some might – some will inevitably fill out during the act of writing and may become longer format articles and projects. Most will shrivel and die.
The point of a brain dump is to keep it simple, so unlike the other sections of my website, the daily blog will not contain images, fussing over formatting, or ridiculous levels of SEO. It won’t be pretty, but I think it will be useful.