Monday, May 9, 2011
If I write on one of my blogs, then these notes have to be at least comprehensible to someone else. I have to use complete sentences. Or at least coherent sentence fragments. When I open up a Word document and start to type, however, I often do not follow this rule of coherence and clarity. The blogs, then, have helped me to develop the ability to write spontaneously, rapidly, with some degree of lucidity. I even revise blog posts as a courtesy to my readers and not to embarrass myself. Really, though, I am helping myself by expressing my ideas with a minimal degree of competence. When I develop the capacity to do this when nobody else is going to see what I write, I will be doing myself a huge favor.