Saturday, January 26, 2008

Writing a Book? Piece of Cake ...

... at least compared to blogging. (Hat tip, Roger Miller.)

Try telling it to someone who runs a newspaper.


  1. What's most interesting to me about Leitch's article is his explanation that a blogger has to always be looking forward, worrying about that day's posts rather than worrying about (or glorying in) the previous day's work. Given that he writes about sports, I'm surprised that he doesn't draw the connection to the remarkable ability of great athletes to forget failures; a baseball closer couldn't do his job if he remembered blowing a game. That's obviously a more dramatic version of what Leitch is talking about, but I think the fundamental approach isn't too dissimilar.

    That said, I disagree: I don't worry about what I've written in the past, but I feel that in some way I'm always interacting with it; I love the way blogging allows for a later emendation or expansion of an idea in a following post.

  2. I'm with you, Levi. I don't have time to worry about what I've written in the past. I often don't even remember that I've written it.