Sunday, October 14, 2007

Humbled

OK, I tried. In a vain attempt to elevate my own status as a blogger to that of some of the people that I admire, I attempted to post something of value every day for a 7 day period. While I did in fact post something each of those days, I will in no way equate them to the level of postings which I regularly see on some of the other blogs that I enjoy reading. 

For any of you who have ever attempted such a thing let me tell you, it is way too much work. Keep in mind that I say this realizing that the posts that I put up are mostly opinion (that's the most polite expression that I can find for what comes out of my mind and into my keyboard), and not the reporting of fact which requires a great deal more effort and research than I am probably capable of.

Anyway, it has been 14 posts in as many days this month, and I need to slow down for a bit. I am therefore announcing for the record that having been sufficiently humbled, I am going to go back to my pitiful efforts a couple times a week (give or take a bit). It is all that I can do to come up with something of relative intelligence, and put it forward in a comparatively literate fashion under these time constraints. 

Some day, when (OK, if) I grow up, I may again aspire to reach these lofty peaks. Meanwhile, all will have to content themselves (or more likely rejoice) in the fact that my efforts will be a bit more sporadic. 

 By the way, for those of you who know me and hold some vague hope of me reaching some higher level of maturity any time soon, you should be forewarned that my goal in life has always been to go "from immaturity to senility without noticing the transition". At my current age and given most of my current behavior, I can't help but believe that I am close to achieving that goal.

4 comments:

Maggie Thurber said...

I especially like this:

"...my goal in life has always been to go "from immaturity to senility without noticing the transition". At my current age, I can't help but believe that I am close to achieving that goal."

Tim Higgins said...

Thank you Maggie. When not viewing or collecting the wisdom of others, I occasionally manage to string a couple of words together on my own (i.e. this weeks's Quotes of the Week). This is purely by accident (like the monkeys and typewriters producing Shakespeare), and not to be confused with any resembling ability.

Hooda Thunkit said...

A suggestion:

Blog when the spirit moves you, and disregard any constraining "time-lines."

Sometimes, I store snippets in my 2blog file and then, when the moment is right, bammo 5 or more posts, all at one time.

But find what works best for you and stick with it.

Tim Higgins said...

I try to write something every day, in a vague attempt to show some discipline as a writer. I also try to stay ahead of the curve in postings, if only to allow myself the time to edit and re-edit. Of course that's easier to do when most of what you post is relative nonsense.