If a writer knows enough about what he is writing about, he may omit things that he knows. The dignity of movement of an iceberg is due to only one ninth of it being above water.
- Ernest Hemingway
I have so much to say. So many things that I would like to weigh in on. Whenever I get the urge to blog, I map out the post in my head. I start writing the blog post and then after writing for quite a while, I save the post as a draft and never get around to publishing it.
The problem I have is one of “insecurity”, for lack of a better word. In most of my posts I strive to get a point of view across. However once I near the end, I start to attack my own post from the point of view of someone with a differing opinion. I then try and close all the gaps in the post in order to prevent someone from counter arguing or arguing with semantics. It becomes too tiring and eventually I give up on the post.
The real motivation for me preventing confrontation is not out of fear but rather me being too tired to justify myself. So I take the time to try and prevent that. I guess it’s kind of pointless in a way as the post never ends up being published. Perhaps I should just disable comments?
Another minor problem I have is that I assume what I want to write about is pretty obvious and that people already know what I’m writing about. I know this isn’t always true. However, I spend a lot of time consuming content and I often get the impression that I might not be really adding anything new – even when I add my own opinion or insight.
I don’t know, perhaps somewhere I just got some kind of writer’s block. It’s going to stop though. I am going to make time and publish posts that might not be bullet proof (IMHO). All I know is that I really enjoy blogging and I shouldn’t make it anymore complicated than it really is, because it isn’t. Expect some drafts to be published and a whole lot of opinion and insight from me, whether you like it or not.