A 2017 Resolution — Write More

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It's probably silly to feel too strongly about New Year's resolutions one way or the other, but there's nothing wrong with using the calendar shift as a time to set new goals. It's convenient and can be effective for some people.

In that spirit, I'm making a small resolution for 2017: write every day on this blog. I tried to do this back in 2014. It worked for a little while, though I missed dates here and there and ultimately gave up when summer it. Even when the writing I poor, the ideas incomplete, and the goal ultimately fallen short of, I found value in keeping the ritual.

I like the practice of writing daily and have done so in a journal for over a decade now. However, writing on this blog is different. You think about your words a little differently when they're public, and the format works better when you have a semi-complete idea to write about.

I also think it's important — a silly thing to say about a blog that nearly no-one reads. This site is a platform I more or less own (Even if you could make the argument nearly all of us are really renting) and can control in its entirety. It's a tool for expression, a platform for proclaiming ideas, postulating my thoughts and beliefs and explorations. One company can't completely silence it with a switch, and even if they somehow did, all the words and ideas I've built here over the years are easily transferrable. These things would live on.

This was the freebie — the obligatory "I am writing about how I will be writing" post to hopefully kickstart this endeavor. Looking forward to writing about something a little more fun tomorrow.