Behind The Driver

Blogging and Writing

09 Feb 2013

In some ways it can be hard to find good information on the internet. There are a lot of very smart people who can make wonderful contributions to the internet via blogging or other means. In some cases they do and I enjoy reading their work. In more cases these people are too busy to post online. I feel as though I occasionally have something interesting to contribute. Finding time to write a blog post never seems like a very high priority.

I have never been very pleased with my writing ability. I always received high marks in the high school ( secondary school outside of the U.S. ) and college english composition classes I have been required to attend as a C.S. major. The classes focused on a standard essay structure that did not allow much room for anything outside of the template. I suspect this has a lot to do with my success. Given a blank page and no structure I feel a bit lost. I’d like to believe that every writer sees their own writing this way, but this is wishful thinking.

I need more writing practice. Over the last few years I have tried to spend some time writing every once in a while. Most of the time this writing is a bit technical and I’m never really pleased enough with it to bother posting it online. I’m going to try writing regularly on this blog. I’m not going to spend as much care as I would on a school or professional project. This will be more of an exercise in writing quantity than quality.