Last night I was going to dip my toe back into blogging & post a photo. It’s easier to post something already created than to sit down and create something to post. That’s why things like tumblr are so popular. Hey look! Content, I like it. I identify. *reblog* look now it’s on my blog. But coming up on year 5 of having a public facing blog I’m really realizing what it means when people say blogging is hard, when they say writing all the time is hard.
Maybe I need to stop worrying that I’ll say the exact right things. And maybe just say enough rightish things to spark an idea, or a conversation. I just sat down and explained to my CEO why the We Are the Media poster I have in my office has Amanda Palmer’s initials emblazoned on a merkin. Staring down the head of your company and explaining how the song represents a cry for individual freedoms free from media pressure and how, even though the media doesn’t know what we do, the perceived pressure is there. It’s liberating to be able to sit down and explain a philosophy, articulate what you mean to say, even if the words you use aren’t the most polished perfect fit.
Finding the things worth saying is like taking photographs. You need a thousand to find one great one.