I wrote this shortly after ‘One Road Leads to Home’, hoping to post this on Sunday but couldn’t due to technical difficulties. After a marathon ‘con report’ yesterday I decided to post this today instead and work on another entry for tomorrow.
After making a personal journal entry, I’m concerned about my word count on an entry by entry basis. At this time the majority of my writings take just over 1 page in volume (based on the bog standard A4 setting in Word, which I use to help my terrible spelling and grammar), and I don’t know if that’s a good thing or not. With this being a ‘stream of thought’ style blog, I tend to just get everything I’m thinking of out onto the page with little to no editing before posting (queue the Adam Savage “There’s ya problem” sound byte). Although I do like to break these entries into paragraphs, which do help to sort out what I’m talking about into sections and I personally hate seeing pages and pages of unbroken text, I am very mindful of the fact that these entries may be too long for the reader sometimes… especially when I’m trying very hard at failing to make a point.
One of the regular occurrences whilst writing these posts is that at this stage I’ve got plenty of space spare on the page, allowing me to a degree to just keep waffling on and on and on and on and… sorry, that was mean, but funny, but mean, but funny, but mean, but... okay I’m finished now. Usually what happens thought is that I’m either half way through making a point or getting my thoughts across when suddenly I’m getting close to the horrible line of <dramatic pause> PAGE BREAK </dramatic pause> (I certainly hope that tag doesn’t break anything) and I suddenly become very mindful of the fact that I’m going on a tad too long… or at least I’m afraid the reader is just going “GET ON WITH IT”. As an aside, I’m noticing this paragraph is getting rather silly, especially with all the references… like that one.
Anyway, I suppose I haven’t gotten any feedback on the word count, but I’m not sure if that is a blessing or a curse. I know it’s within my nature to become a little bit paranoid, and I do feel a little bit ashamed at the slight attention whoring on the first entry of the blog, but it does concern me sometimes. I mean when I think about these things my brain is going, “Are people actually enjoying what I’m writing about, or are they just humouring me?” I hope I’m being clear that this isn’t a call for attention, but just me being brutally honest here, well as much as I allow myself to be.
Oh shit I’m fast approaching the dreaded PAGE BREAK again, so I’d better wrap this up. Okay, I’m not really asking for feedback on this and yet I am…ARGH. Okay we’re slowly seeing the insanity a hack like myself goes through when attempting this writing thing. Honestly I’m enjoying doing this blog and I hope it’ll continue on for a while to come, albeit with some shorter entries to come. Oh and this is one of those entries I’m banking for a rainy day, so I’m either out of the house all day or I’m so blocked you’re seeing it... I just hope I’m out, because that block is a pain to move.
Oh and by the way, SUCK IT PAGE BREAK!!! *blows a raspberry and flies to the moon*