Friday, October 30, 2009

DO ANYBODY NO?

DO ANYBODY NO...
  • why sometimes thoughts and words flow faster from ink to paper than from keyboard to screen? Am I giving myself permission to scribble a rough draft that I would fret over on screen? Is it just because I feel like I can write faster than I type? Does the skritch of the pen ("skritch" stolen from somebody on FriendFeed, but so true) just feel more conducive to the setting down of words than does the click of a keyboard? Is it because my notebook paper isn't trying to auto-correct words like "skritch"?
  • why sometimes you can go forever without a blog idea and then decide to tackle three at once?
  • why I'm hesitant to blog about myself? It's not that I don't want to share some piece of myself with the world - it's just that I feel vain writing about myself. Other people in the library & archives world have deep insights into the profession. They pose and answer difficult questions. Others share their posts, then, with colleagues or blog their own replies to these writers. I like to read those blogs, but I don't feel like I'm that kind of writer. (And please don't get me wrong, I love my job and my profession. I'm just not sure what I have to contribute professionally to the blogosphere at this point.) If you're supposed to "write what you know," well, this is it. I know me. (PS: I like the name of this blog but still feel kind of snobby about it. I really don't see myself as a superstar. I looked up words ending with "ar" one day that I could link with "archives" or "archivist," and "superstar" just happened to catch my eye.)
  • why FriendFeeders have such cute babbies? Grays, Moskovitzes, and Worthingtons, I'm looking at you.
  • why this is the end of blog steam for this post?

1 comment:

CStanford said...

I like writing with a pen; I also like typing with a typewriter. I recently started a blog about my work where I do most of my posts on a typewriter, which has caused me some similar hesitations to the ones you describe here:

http://coveredwithpapers.wordpress.com/

(It is not the same as the account that I had to use to post this.)