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  • January 10, 2013

My resolution for 2013 is to write in this blog.  I have never really had a resolution before but I don’t think that I will treat this goal as any different, its just that this one came around the beginning of the year.  The point is, that I have made it a goal to write in this blog, no matter how painful it is for me, so that is what I will do.

Because, as you will quickly see if you haven’t already, I am a terrible writer.  It’s not that words come difficultly to me, or that I have a lack of things to say.  The problem lies in the fact that thoughts are supposed to be presented on the page in order.  A narrative should take shape so people can follow a story.  I suck at that.

It took me years and years of writing and then rewriting papers to realize that I don’t think in a way that is conducive to writing.  I constantly want to go on tangents and use parentheticals (within parentheticals)  to go into more detail about some random topic that I just referenced.  It is what I call horizontal thinking versus what most people do, vertical thinking.   It makes for good conversation but is terrible for a story line.  Good story tellers are able to include just the right amount of detail while moving forward without getting bogged down in minutiae.  Well, that’s my theory anyway.

Hopefully this blog will allow me to practice my writing, maybe even develop my own writing style, and in the absolute best case scenario, invoke some kind of interest in readers.

Aside from my writing problem, starting up this blog is very frightening.  What if nobody reads it and then I get discouraged and stop?  Or worse yet, what if people do read it?  Should I constantly remind myself that nothing on the internet can ever be truly deleted just in case I want to run for public office someday?? there is a lot to think about!

Next posts will have substance, I promise.