Rewrite

My blog has been my stress reliever, my “learning place”, my experiment for the last eight years. I have written a lot, and the strange thing is I don’t remember everything I’ve written. There are things in there that I don’t recognize as my own (but they have to be). Sometimes I read a post and think it was really interesting, or funny, or insightful. Other times I read and think “I’ve got to get this out of here quick, so no one else will stumble upon it”. Time for a rewrite.

What a project! But I’ve found that I like it. It’s an historical review of life “back then” for one thing. Many of the posts are timeless and can be re-purposed and put back on the blog with a new freshness. And, believe me, having something to start with makes it a lot easier to write. Rewriting is a skill of its own – a skill that I’ve improved in over the last eight years. It’s encouraging when I can easily see improvements and make them quickly.

Spring is all about fresh and new. Rewriting is too. Let me at it.

7 thoughts on “Rewrite

  1. I have done that … looked back at over 10 years of posts. I find I remember the topic when I start reading, but sometimes it sounds like someone else wrote my words. It is almost like my style has changed.

  2. Rewriting is difficult and demanding. I dislike chucking out stuff that seemed so meaningful when I first wrote it, but the context isn’t clearly captured and it seems trite and foolish in the present.

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